Halifax Residents Got Told To Avoid A Lake After An ‘Unknown Issue’ Killed Several Animals

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The Nova Scotia government is investigating a lake after a Halifax drinking water advisory was issued late on Wednesday, June 9.

The advisory warned residents that an "unknown issue" with the water in Grand Lake — half an hour north of Halifax — has sent one citizen to hospital and caused several animals to die.

A provincial Twitter account said the government is investigating the situation. In the meantime, the government said that residents should not use, drink, cook or boil the water, and pets and humans should not go into the lake.

"We have no information to suggest there is a concern in any other lakes at this time," the province tweeted.

In a statement issued to its website, Halifax Water (the municipal water supplier for Halifax) said that the drinking water in the city is completely safe.