Beach Updates

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Algoma Public Health has issued a swimming advisory for Mark’s Bay North beach, located on Airport Road.

The test results of water samples taken the week of July 14th, 2015 exceeded the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care bacteriological guidelines for safe swimming/bathing.

The Medical Officer of Health advises that this beach may have been unsafe for swimming at the time the sample was collected.

The test results for Pointe Des Chenes beach located on Airport Rd tested acceptable for this week’s sampling. APH continues to remind local area residents to use all recreational water with caution.

Before swimming, take into consideration the past day’s weather and the current conditions of the beach. The public is encouraged to visit the Beach Warnings section to view an interactive map of the beaches sampled and any current warnings or postings.

Swimming advisories do not close the beach or stop people from swimming. They let swimmers know about the water conditions the day the sample was taken. Swimming in water with high levels of E. coli can cause skin, eye, nose and throat infections, as well as stomach illness.

To reduce your risk:

• avoid swallowing beach water
• towel off after a swim
• shower once at home

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