Ontario side of Lake Erie feels familiar yet exotic The Columbus Dispatch (7/26) Lake Erie’s north shore will seem familiar to travelers who love the south shore and the Ohio islands. But for Americans, the Canadian side of Erie also offers a distinctly different vantage point, with several lovely towns and parks that are worth crossing the international border to see.
Veterinarians say lake toxins also harmful for pets Toledo News Now (7/22) Many of the toxins in lake water, such as the toxic algae found in Lake Erie, can cause liver damage or seizures in pets. Toledo, Ohio, vets say it's important to monitor what pets are drinking.
Casey seeking sanctuary status for Lake Erie waters The Meadville Tribune (7/21) U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to designate a 2,500-square-mile area in central Lake Erie as a national marine sanctuary.
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