Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Ontario town could be weeks without water after factory fire - Ottawa - CBC News

Ontario town could be weeks without water after factory fire - Ottawa - CBC News: Residents of a small town southeast of Ottawa could be without water for weeks as officials wait on chemical tests for possible contamination of the town's drinking water after Sunday's cheese factory fire.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit for Prescott and Russell issued a notice Tuesday saying the water should not be consumed or used in St. Albert, a small community of about 600 people and 250 households about a 45-minute drive southeast of Ottawa.

The notice comes after a fire Sunday destroyed the iconic St. Albert fromagerie in St. Albert, Ont., famous for its cheese curds.

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