September 21, 2011
WHITECOURT – Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the blue-green algae advisory for Shiningbank Lake (located southwest of Whitecourt). Testing of lake water has confirmed that levels of blue-green algae-produced toxin are now below maximum acceptable guidelines, meaning it is again safe to swim, wade, and consume fish caught from Shiningbank Lake.
Blue-green algae signage, previously posted around the lake, is also being removed.
If you require further information on blue-green algae, or suspect a problem related to blue-green algae, please call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 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.
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