Now CBC reports in Canada: “First Nations leaders, community activists and university scientists say they’re growing increasingly worried about the Qu’Appelle Valley chain of lakes, with water quality sometimes dipping below recreational use standards and toxic algae blooms increasing in severity.
“We’re going to get hit with some wicked blue-green-purple algae if we don’t start building policies and protecting our fresh water,” said Aura Lee MacPherson, chair of the Calling Lakes Ecomuseum, an advocacy group that works to protect the Lower Qu’Appelle River watershed, in southeastern Saskatchewan.
Toxic blue-green algae blooms, which form a thick, stinky sludge on some lakes during the summer are showing up earlier in the season, in more intense concentrations and lasting longer, according to University of Regina biologist Peter Leavitt.
“We’re now seeing those toxins across about half of the lakes in southern Saskatchewan,” Leavitt said.
Marie Julie Jahenny
UNKNOWN DISEASES (Given during an ecstacy)
A medal of My Divine Heart, a medal upon which is traced the Adorable Cross. You will steep into a glass of water the two images — be it made of cardboard or metal. You will drink this water that is twice blessed and twice purified. One drop only in your food, one little drop, will suffice to drive away not the scourge, but the scourges of My justice. (The Miraculous Medal alone, fulfills the conditions required [the Editor]). You will give a drop of this water to the poor souls touched by the scourge of unknown diseases — those which attack the heart, the spirit, the word.
DIVERSE ILLNESSES You will use by means of infusion (steeping, brewing):
The Herb of St. John ( Glechoma hederacea) (outdoor climbing ivy, on trees), especially in critical conditions and for the pains of the chest and violent headaches;
The Hawthorn (Craetagus oxyacantha), for use in cholera (which will be frequent and widespread) [see below for the precise method to be applied as indicated by the Holy Virgin];
For unknown fevers: the humble VIOLET (Viola odorata), perfume and virtue of humility, will be effective.
EPIDEMICS or EPIZOOTICS (May 14, 1880)
The Lord gives to the great St. Benedict the power to alleviate the great calamity. A respectful procession of the statute, made without any fear or dread, may arrest this calamity.