TBDHU Issues Boulevard Beach Swimming Advisory – August 26 2014

Image: Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Image: Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Image: Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Image: Thunder Bay District Health Unit
THUNDER BAY – HEALTH – With our up and down weather, swimming is either all-in or no way.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit advises, “A swimming advisory has been issued for the following beach based on water samples taken on August 25, 2014:

  • Main Beach at Boulevard Lake

The swimming advisory for the following beaches remains in effect:

  • Sandy Beach at Chippewa Park
  • Main Beach at Chippewa Park 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.

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