Still more dead fish in Gatineau prompts fear of water

By Robyn Miller, CBC News Ottawa, July 31, 2019

Dead fish are smelling up the shorelines of the Lièvre and Ottawa rivers for the third time this month.

This time, there are an estimated 1,000 of them.

A spokesperson with Quebec's Ministry of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks said Tuesday that of the three events, this has been the most significant in terms of numbers.

Bégin said they still don't have the results back from the second event, where biologists found around 100 dead fish including pike, bass and carp.

After the first case was reported near the beginning of July, necropsies determined the fish likely died from a toxic spill. Bégin said that is what the ministry suspects killed the fish this time as well.

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