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Lulu Lake near Kenora being tested for blue-green algae

Lab tests are being conducted on water samples.
Blue green algae bacteria
Blue-green algae are tested for toxins in a lab (stock photo)

KENORA,  Ont. — For the second time in two days, the Northwestern Health Unit has issued a warning about suspected blue-green algae blooms in area lakes.

The latest sighting is on Lulu Lake in Pellat Township west of Kenora.

The blooms are being tested by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to confirm whether they are blue-green algae.

NWHU said Tuesday that until lab results are released, residents should assume they are blue-green algae, which have the potential to form dangerous toxins.

One year ago today, toxins were confirmed in blue-green algae that formed in Lulu Lake.

On Monday, the health unit issued warnings about suspected blooms in Wabigoon Lake in the Dryden area and in Abram Lake near Sioux Lookout.

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