Residents of Whale Cove, where boil water advisories are common, are once again being urged to bring their tap water to a rolling boil for at least one minute.

The culprit this time is bacteria, according to the Department of Health, which released an advisory late Friday afternoon.

Any water used for drinking, preparing infant formulas, preparing juices and ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking and brushing teeth should first be boiled in either a pot or kettle, the department stated.

 

 

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...