Lake Nosbonsing (sampled on Jul. 22 2020)

 

 
Hello,
 
The North Bay Area Office of the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks received a complaint regarding a possible Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) in Lake Nosbonsing, Bonfield / East Ferris.  A site visit has been conducted and the samples collected will be submitted to the ministry’s lab for Algal Identification and algal toxin analysis.  The results will be provided as soon as they become available.
 
For general information on blue-green algae, please refer to the Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks website at https://www.ontario.ca/page/blue-green-algae
 
If anyone phones with general questions please refer them to the link.  If anyone receives health related questions please refer them to their physician or the local health unit. 
 
The Ministry will update you once we obtain further information.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
 
 
Victoria Thomas
Senior Environmental Officer
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
191 Booth Rd. Unit #16, North Bay, Ontario P1A 4K3
Phone: 705-471-3588
 
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