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Municipality of Red Lake issues notice of potential water contamination

A community in northwestern Ontario is warning residents about an overflow of raw sewage into an area lake. 

In a notice issued Tuesday, the Municipality of Red Lake said sewage had gone into Howey Bay on Red Lake. 

The notice says the contamination affects those who use lake water from the eastern portion of Red Lake -- from Howey Bay and McNeely Bay extending east downstream along the Chukuni River.

The municipality says those areas could potentially be contaminated with E.coli bacteria and other pathogens. 

It notes the potential water contamination advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Last week, the municipality issued a boil water advisory for a number of homes due to a water break. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 2, 2021. 


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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