“Use caution people. Is this a Concerning News story? Yes it is, however the researched information is now available and will serve to educate the public and keep them safe. It is always your choice. Will a follow up to the source happen? Yes it will as there are plans to do further studies to seek out the sources and discuss next steps. This study will most likely start by summer 2021. The ministry is committed to continued monitoring for the good of human health. Sediment sampling on the lake and down the river will also be part of the bigger plans. Meanwhile educate yourselves and do your part with the 2019 Fish Study and view the 2017-18 guide. Stay safe. Be healthy. Be well.
TIMMINS, ONTARIO – TUESDAY, NOV 3, 2020
After receiving the results of a recent fish sampling study (Updated fish contaminant levels and consumption advisories for Porcupine Lake) done in June 2019 by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) at Porcupine Lake in Whitney Township, the Porcupine Health Unit has reviewed the data in consultation with experts at Public Health Ontario regarding public health recommendations. PHU MEDIA RELEASE – EN / FR Officials in the Timmins Area are alerting people about increased contamination of fish in Porcupine Lake. CTV NEWS Sergio Arangio, VIEW LIVE BREAKING NEWS
See the Ontario fish consumption advisory for Porcupine Lake HERE
Study finds elevated levels of mercury, chromium in Porcupine Lake. Read Timmins Today article HERE