- Recent testing reveals bacteria levels in the water surpass Health Canada standards.
- Penhorn Beach in Dartmouth, N.S., is shut to swimming till further information due to high levels of bacteria in the water.
Penhorn Beach in Dartmouth, N.S., is shut to swimming till further message due to high levels of bacteria in the water.
Recent testing by city staff revealed the bacteria levels surpass Health Canada swimming policies, according to a press release from the Halifax Regional Municipality on Friday.
Several factors, including dogs, birds, wildlife, and high temperatures, can drive high bacteria levels.
Most HRM shores are tested often in the summer.
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The city team will restart testing the water and notify citizens when it returns to a safe bacteria level and can be reopened for swimming.
Malay Falls is also now shut to swimming.
The city also urges people not to swim at Shubie Park Beach after giving a risk advisory due to potential blue-green algae on Friday.
The city’s website shows more details on municipal beaches and pools.
Source – CBC News