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The Township of Spallumcheen has been notified that a cyanobacteria algae bloom has been detected on Otter Lake. These types of algae blooms are naturally occurring in freshwater systems. The bloom is referred to as a cyanobloom and can produce toxins that are harmful to humans, domestic animals and livestock. 

Signs have been posted at access points to Otter Lake and the Township is advising, based on the advice of the Ministry of Environment, that people, pets and livestock are kept from ingesting water from Otter Lake or Deep Creek downstream from Otter Lake. Humans and pets should also refrain from swimming in Otter Lake.