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About us | Sign-up | Login | Maps | Directory | Research | Help                       August 30, 2014
 Dailies
Update 8/29/14
BWA of the day

ANOTHER POWER OUTAGE PROMPTS BWA IN NORTHERN COMMUNITY, MB
Last Tuesday, August 26, Manitoba Hydro called the Wabowden town office to advise them that there would be a power outage on Wednesday between 1:00 and 1:15 and 6:00 and 6:15. They called again on Wednesday morning saying that the outage would be between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. In fact, the power outage lasted from 2:00 to about 5:30 pm.
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Update 8/28/14
BWA of the day

PRECAUTIONARY ADVISORIES STILL ON IN FLOODED VILLAGE, SK
This is a follow-up on our August 26 daily on Gainsborough
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SECOND BWA HITS ALBERTA VILLAGE
The Village of Strome, AB has put itself under a voluntary Boil Water Advisory
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Update 8/27/14
BWA of the day

COLIFORM BACTERIA FOUND IN CHURCH CAMP WELLS, NS
The management at Camp Evangeline, a summer resort affiliated with the Pentacostal Assemblies of Canada, did not take water samples from their water system until this summer. When they did, the tests returned positive for coliform bacteria.
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Update 8/26/14
BWA of the day

SMALL RURAL COMMUNITY STILL DEALING WITH FLOOD AFTERMATH,SK
Gainsborough was overrun by rainfalls in late June. The town's wells were overwhelmed and Boil Water Advisories were issued for most of the public wells. At the end of July the town still had no sewers and everyone was using porta-potties
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Update 8/25/14
Mining

MOUNT POLLEY: WATER QUALITY ADVISORY ISSUED FOR LAKE QUESNEL, BC
Bc Interior Health says that although test results continue to show that water sourced from Quesnel Lake is safe to drink in the aftermath of the Mount Polley tailings breach, reports indicate that water quality is changing as lake water and the sediment plume shifts
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Update 8/23/14
BWA of the day

E.COLI IN SAMPLE PUTS 20,000 UNDER BWA, QC
On August 21, residents of Sept-Îles, QC were advised to boil their tap water after traces of E.coli bacteria were found in one water sample during routine testing.
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Update 8/21/14
Mining

BLACK WARRIOR RIVERKEEPER LEADS ALABAMA COALITION AGAINST COAL MINE
A proposed coal mine is threatening Birmingham, Alabamaís health, environment and drinking water. The Shepherd Bend Mine, owned by Drummond, a global leader in coal production, would discharge pollutants into the already endangered Black Warrior River.
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Update 8/20/14
BWA of the day

NUNAVUT FIRST BWA ISSUED, WATER SAMPLES SENT TO WINNIPEG LAB
On August 15, Nunavut Chief medical officer, Maureen Baikie issued a Boil water advisory for Sanikiluaq when bacteria was detected in water samples taken from the hamlet's water system.
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Update 8/15/14
Blue-green algae

FIRST EVER TOXIC BLUE-GREEN FOUND IN UPPER RIDEAU LAKE, ON
On August 11, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit alerted residents of McNallyís Bay on Upper Rideau Lake of a potential blue-green algae bloom following calls from concerned residents.
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Update 8/14/14
BWA of the day

SASKATCHEWAN TOWN WATER OVERTAKEN BY ALGAE BLOOMS
The town of Birch Hills, SK has been advised to boil its tap water because algae blooms are causing high turbidity within the system and discolouring the water.
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Update 8/12/14
BWA of the day

SIX-WEEK OLD BWA LIFTED TWO DAYS AFTER BEING ISSUED
No matter how hard you try, some errors inevitably fall between the cracks. A boil water advisory (BWA) was issued for Virginiatown on June 24, 2014 due to a water main break at the corner of 27th Avenue and 27th Street, which cut water to 60 homes.
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Update 8/12/14
BWA reporting

OPERATOR UP AND QUITS, LEAVING VILLAGE UNDER BWA, SK
With one-week's notice, Paddockwood's water operator decided to retire, leaving the village with no one to turn to for the operation of its water system. On august 1, the village had no choice but to issue a Boil Water Advisory to protect its residents.
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Update 8/9/14
Contamination - Mount Polley Disaster

WATER BAN PARTIALLY LIFTED, BC
All Do Not Use water restrictions are rescinded north on the Quesnel River where it narrows and is shallow. This area is described as including and north of 6236 Cedar Creek Road on the Quesnel River and the balance of the Quesnel River system to the Fraser River.
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Update 8/8/14
Contamination - Mount Polley Disaster

WATER BAN STILL ON UNTIL FURTHER TEST RESULTS, BC
Although water samples taken by the Ministry of Environment have come back safe to drink, according to Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. Out of caution, Interior Health has maintained the ďdo not useĒ water advisory until additional daily tests show consistently safe water quality results
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Boil Water Advisories
Update, August 30, 2014

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Most Recent BWAs

 Green Lake, BC - 8/11/2014
 Yahk (2), BC - 8/27/2014
 Summerland (3), BC - 8/28/2014
 Powell River (4), BC - 8/27/2014
 Prairie Properties, SK - 8/28/2014
 Meadow Lake, SK - 8/28/2014
 Frontier, SK - 8/27/2014
 Morse, SK - 8/27/2014
 McLean, SK - 8/10/2014
 Arm River, SK - 8/28/2014
 Wabowden, MB - 8/27/2014
 Pellee Island, ON - 8/26/2014
 Montebello, QC - 8/27/2014
 Buckingham Masson-Angers, QC - 8/29/2014
 Trout River, NL - 8/29/2014

Recently lifted Advisories

bullet Mt Gardner BC
bullet Timber Ridge BC
bullet Sept-Îles QC
bullet Anchor Point NL
bullet Hampden NL
bullet Jackson's Arm NL
bullet Labrador City NL
bullet Elstow SK
bullet Halbrite Sk
bullet Warman Sk
bullet McLean Sk
bullet Waldheim Sk




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