Wednesday , 5 October 2022
Image credit: Elinor Lake resort.

Blue-green algae detected in Elinor Lake

Another area lake has come up with a blue-green algae advisory.

Elinor Lake, southeast of the hamlet of Lac La Biche, has cyanobacteria identified in the water.

Residents living near the shores of this lake, as well as visitors to this lake, are reminded to avoid all contact with blue-green algae blooms.

Visitors and residents are asked to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any recreational body of water, including Elinor Lake, at any time. Boiling of this water will not remove the toxins produced by blue-green algae, AHS said.

Moose Lake beside Bonnyville had a similar advisory released on Monday, as well as Floatingstone Lake, Laurier Lake, Garner Lake, and Lac La Biche Lake earlier this summer.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.