Not A Good Weekend For Swimming: Three Beaches Closed Due To High E. Coli

Friday August 15th, 2014

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The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.

Based on samples taken on Wednesday August 13th.

Sandpoint Beach, Lakeside Beach and West Belle River Beach are officially closed due to high E.coli levels.

Due to possible health risks, swimming is not recommended at Cedar, Cedar Island, Colchester, and Northwest beaches.

All other beaches are safe.

Water samples to test for E.coli are taken every Wednesday. The samples are sent to a public health lab in London. Testing is done Thursday and the results are given to the Health Unit by Friday.

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