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West Nile Virus case confirmed in Niagara

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West Nile Virus case confirmed in Niagara

Niagara Region Public Health announced Monday Aug. 28/2017 that they have their first case of West Nile Virus this year. “Niagara Region Public Health has received its first laboratory-confirmed case of West Nile Virus for 2017,” a Niagara Region press release said. “Although most people infected with West Nile Virus do not get sick, 20 per cent of people suffer flu-like symptoms and fatigue, […]

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Solar eclipse Monday precautions and closures

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Solar eclipse Monday precautions and closures

A solar eclipse will be experienced throughout North America Monday August 21/2017. In the Niagara region, the eclipse should be in effect between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Viewing a solar eclipse without appropriate eye protection can lead to permanent eye damage from the infrared and ultraviolet radiation emitted from the sun. A news release […]

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Niagara Beach Report: Friday August 11/2017

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Niagara Beach Report: Friday August 11/2017

For this week’s beach report, seven Niagara Region public beaches are listed as unsafe for swimming due to water tests showing unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria. “The beach might also be unsafe because of floating debris, oil, excessive weed growth, bad odours and general turbidity,” the Niagara Region website says. “Swimming in these waters […]

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West Nile Virus found in mosquitos in Niagara

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West Nile Virus found in mosquitos in Niagara

Niagara Region Public Health has announced Tuesday Aug. 8/2017 that mosquitos in the Niagara Region have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. “While the mosquitoes that tested positive were found in St. Catharines and Pelham, all Niagara residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent West Nile Virus,” Niagara Region Public Health said in […]

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Niagara Beach Report: Saturday August 5/2017

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Niagara Beach Report: Saturday August 5/2017

This weekend, eight Niagara Region public beaches are listed as unsafe for swimming due to water tests showing unacceptable levels of E. Coli bacteria. “The beach might also be unsafe because of floating debris, oil, excessive weed growth, bad odours and general turbidity,” the Niagara Region website says. “Swimming in these waters could cause infections […]

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Brock prof says people have reason to be concerned over Niagara River discharge

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Brock prof says people have reason to be concerned over Niagara River discharge

Brock University press release – In his four decades of studying water contamination, Ian Brindle has learned that when something doesn’t smell right, there’s likely more to the story. That’s why the Brock University Emeritus Professor of Chemistry isn’t buying the story of the Niagara Falls, N.Y. Water Board that a discharge from a wastewater […]

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