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Published: 8/27/2014


Pelee Island water advisory

Residents of Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada were unable to consume water due toxic algae from Lake Erie on August 27, 2014. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

A sign announces that the public beach is closed for swimming. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A sign announces that the public beach is closed for swimming.
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Bernie Lafferty, left, from Pelee Island sits at the bar while Jilda Farias, right, mixes drinks at the Westview Restaurant during a water alert. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bernie Lafferty, left, from Pelee Island sits at the bar while Jilda Farias, right, mixes drinks at the Westview Restaurant ...
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Roger Foster, left, a year-round resident, returns memos to John Norris, right, with the Municipality of Pelee Island. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Roger Foster, left, a year-round resident, returns memos to John Norris, right, with the Municipality of Pelee Island.
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Mike Nisbet, 21, left, Shaylyn Peragine, 18, center on raft, and Jamie Harway, 20, right, from Windsor, swim and play in Lake Erie despite a water alert and sign that says the public beach is closed. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Nisbet, 21, left, Shaylyn Peragine, 18, center on raft, and Jamie Harway, 20, right, from Windsor, swim and play ...
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A gull flies near the shoreline of Lake Erie on the public beach with no visible signs of algae. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A gull flies near the shoreline of Lake Erie on the public beach with no visible signs of algae.
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Kyle Davis, Environmental Services Manager, stands in the West Shore Treatment Plant. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kyle Davis, Environmental Services Manager, stands in the West Shore Treatment Plant.
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Mike Nisbet, 21, left, lays down a raft after swimming in Lake Erie despite a water alert and sign that says the public beach is closed. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Nisbet, 21, left, lays down a raft after swimming in Lake Erie despite a water alert and sign that ...
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The water surrounding the West Dock appears algae free on an aerial flight. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The water surrounding the West Dock appears algae free on an aerial flight.
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Sean McNeil, who works for Canadian Customs, walks through the ripples of Lake Erie to find shells on the shoreline despite a water alert. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sean McNeil, who works for Canadian Customs, walks through the ripples of Lake Erie to find shells on the shoreline ...
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Kyle Davis, Environmental Services Manager, left, and Wayne Miller, Chief Administrative Officer with the Municipality of Pelee Island, right, stand outside of the West Shore Treatment Plant. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kyle Davis, Environmental Services Manager, left, and Wayne Miller, Chief Administrative Officer with the Municipality of Pelee Island, right, stand ...
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Richard Hamm, owner of Scudder Beach Bar and Grill, sits at his bar with a bottle of water. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Richard Hamm, owner of Scudder Beach Bar and Grill, sits at his bar with a bottle of water.
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