Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Google+ Road deaths down in Donegal Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 4, 2010 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ WhatsApp Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Previous articleMan interviewed about Carndonagh hit and runNext articleInishowen still beleagured by water problems News Highland News The Donegal Road Safety Working Group will meet shortly to discuss a new plan after it’s first three year plan reached its end at the end of last month.During the three years, the number of road deaths gradually fell from 22 in 2007, to 18 in 2008, and 15 in 2009.The group’s Chairperson is Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer Eamon Browne – He’s encouraged by the figures, but says more needs to be done.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersLake Lawrence has a toxic algae bloom. The Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department (PHSS) received lab results showing that the bloom is producing high levels of microcystin. Microcystin is a liver toxin which accumulates over time. High accumulation of this toxin can cause sickness, or even death.Reports show toxin levels at the sample site are 215 micrograms per liter. The Washington State Department of Health advisory level for recreation is 6 micrograms per liter. The public fishing access to the lake has been closed, and danger signs have been posted at the boat launch.Public Health also advises residents and the public:Do not swim, fish, or use the lake for recreation.Do not allow pets to swim in, or drink water from the lake.The health advisory for Lake Lawrence will remain in place until samples are within safe levels for two consecutive weeks. Testing will continue until the samples are within safe limits for two consecutive weeks.For more information about blue-green algae and the County lakes program, visit the County’s Blue-Green Algae Advisories website. You can sign up to receive email algae alerts on the website or by calling 360-867-2645. Frequently Asked Questions about microcystin and other algal toxins are posted on the County Algae page.Featured photo credit: Kim Merriman