blue-green algae

Blue-green algae bloom in Qu’Appelle Valley becoming more and more prevalent

May 31, 2021 | 6:18am

A University of Regina biologist says toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Qu’Appelle Valley lakes are showing up earlier and are lasting longer. Peter Leavitt, a Canada research chair at the U of R, says these lakes are getting much greener than they used to. “There’s a general effect of season, as you go from […]

Blue-green algae bloom advisory issued by Water Security Agency

Jul 31, 2020 | 4:30am

The provincial government is advising residents about blue-green algae blooms forming in Saskatchewan’s lakes. Blue-green algae starts to form during hot conditions with little wind or rain. Water Security Agency spokesperson Patrick Boyle says it’s more harmful for pets and animals. “If it’s ingested, it can be toxic, but you can get what people refer […]

Water Security Agency, Ministry of Health warning residents of blue-green algae

Jul 28, 2019 | 12:30pm

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health and the Water Security Agency (WSA)are wanting to makes sure swimmers and boaters are on the lookout for blue-green algae blooms. Some who have visited the lake this summer may have already noticed the blooms on bodies of water across the province. The blooms tend to give the water a […]