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West Nile Still A Threat

Despite an expected decrease in the mosquito population this year, officials at the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit are still expecting the West Nile Virus to surface in the area.

Blue green algae. June 11 2013. (BlackburnNews.com file photo)

Algae On Ministry Radar

The Ministry of the Environment is keeping an eye out for blue green algae in Lake Erie, but has yet to see signs of the toxic cynobacteria.

The freighter Federal Rideau grounded in a channel of Lake St. Clair. July 28, 2014. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

Freighter Off Bottom

U.S. Coast Guard officials have confirmed the freighter Federal Rideau is no longer stuck in the down-bound shipping channel.