THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has issued a swimming advisory for the following beach:
- Main Beach at Boulevard Lake
- Main Beach at Chippewa continues to have a permanent swimming advisory
Swimming advisories do not close the beach or stop people from swimming. They let swimmers know about the water conditions. 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
Beach water sampling will continue until the last week of August. A complete list of all beaches sampled by the Health Unit is available at TBDHU.COM by clicking on the Environmental Health page. This page also provides links to the beaches monitored by the Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority and the provincial parks.
Additional information on all swimming advisories is available at TBDHU.COM/EH or on the seasonal Beach Line at 624-9082 or toll free 1-866-607-3337.
A public health inspector can be reached at 625-5930 or 1-888-294-6630, ext. 5930.