On November 2, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) returned to the site on Sam Cook Road that was confirmed as a Blue-Green Algal Bloom in early October and collected another sample to determine if toxins (microsystin) were still present in the water. The laboratory analysis of the sample failed to detect any toxins, and as such the MECP notified the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit (SMHU) and they in turn changed the health Alert status from Active to Resolved on November 10.
However, I have been informed that an algal bloom still exists in at least one area at the end of the lake, and the MECP have been notified and asked for clarification regarding the status of the alert in areas where the bloom still remains. I will keep you informed when I hear more from the MECP.
Kahshe and Bass Lake Steward