Area beaches unsafe for swimming
Two local beaches have been deemed unsafe for swimming due to health concerns.
The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) says the water at Shade’s Mills Conservation Area has tested positive for high levels of E. Coli bacteria.
The local health unit has posted a sign to warn swimmers about going into the water.
But some are choosing to ignore the warnings.
Connor Appleby says his kids are taking precautions. “They’ll keep their eyes closed. We have goggles if they do need it. And they told us they’re not going to open their mouths in the water.”
Dave Schultz, with the GRCA, says additional tests will be done on Monday. But because it will take a few days to get back the results, the warnings will remain in effect until at least until mid-week.
There are also health warnings for Pinehurst Lake, in Brant County. The local health unit says a number of people have been infected with a norovirus. The symtoms include vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.
Dave Schultz says the Brant County Health Unit will determine when those warnings can be lifted.