The Bow River watershed has been declared infected with whirling disease and the Province of Alberta a buffer zone.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's declaration  covers all streams, creeks, lakes and rivers that feed into the Bow River.

The ongoing objective, for wild fish populations, is detection and where possible containment.

There are no human health concerns for people using the bodies of water that contain whirling disease or eating the fish that have contracted this disease.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

Town Reminding Residents To Renew Dog Licenses

Dog owners in Okotoks are being reminded they may receive fines in the mail if they still have not renewed their dog licenses. Licenses are a required according to the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw…

Okotoks Parade Route Reversal & Road Closure

Okotoks is the place to be Saturday with the parade and Children's Festival. The Town is reminding residents the parade route has been reversed this year. It will start on Poplar Avenue and head West… is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide