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  • Water Advisory - Water Quality Advisory - Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park

    August 10, 2018

    Water Quality Advisory issued for Camper’s Beach
    August 10, 2018

    LAC LA BICHE – Due to elevated levels of fecal coliforms currently present in the water of Lac La Biche at Camper’s Beach in Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park located within the North Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS), AHS is advising the public not to swim or wade at Camper’s Beach on Lac La Biche effective immediately.

    Elevated levels of fecal coliforms were detected via testing of the lake water, at this beach location. At current levels, skin, ear and eye infections may result from contact with the water at Camper’s Beach.

    As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake or reservoir, at any time. Water-borne organisms, including fecal coliforms, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.

    AHS Environmental Public Health Inspectors will continue to monitor the water at Camper’s Beach.

    This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

    Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

    For answers to general health-related questions, the public can be directed to contact the nearest public health office or Health Link Alberta:

    Edmonton Main Office 780-735-1800

    Calgary Mail Office: 780-943-2295

    Lethbridge Main Office: 780-388-6689

    Grande Prairie Main Office: 780-513-7517

    Red Deer Main Office: 403-356-6366

    Health Link Alberta: 811

    Affected Areas
  • Blue-Green Algae - Blue-Green Algae Sir Winston Churchill Provincial park

    August 1, 2018

    Please be advised that a Blue-Green Algal (Cyanobacterial) Bloom Advisory will be issued for Lac La Biche in Lac La Biche County (North Zone).

    Public Health Advisory signs and Public Blue-Green Algal (Cyanobacterial) Bloom Information signs will be posted at all public beaches and at other public areas.

     Please see the Alberta Health Services website for the official advisory that will go up shortly.

    https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/bga.aspx

     Specific questions regarding consumption of fish from lakes experiencing cyanobacterial blooms can be directed to Dr. Weiping Zhang at Alberta Health (weiping.zhang@gov.ab.ca).

    For answers to general health-related questions, the public can be directed to contact the nearest public health office or Health Link Alberta:

    Edmonton Main Office 780-735-1800

    Calgary Mail Office: 780-943-2295

    Lethbridge Main Office: 780-388-6689

    Grande Prairie Main Office: 780-513-7517

    Red Deer Main Office: 403-356-6366

    Health Link Alberta: 811

    Affected Areas

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