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False alarm declared in Winnipeg E. coli water scare

Winnipeg, Canada.
Winnipeg, Canada. Image by AJ Batac / CC BY 2.0

Winnipeg officials issued a water-boil advisory after E. coli was found present in city drinking water on Tuesday. The advisory remained in effect until Wednesday, though subsequent tests came back negative. Officials believe the previous tests might be false positives, but the city is taking every precaution available. No water-related illnesses have been reported. Read more: canoe.ca