Three more HRM beaches closed due to high bacteria levels

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By Philip Croucher - Metro Halifax

HALIFAX - Make it six closed HRM beaches now due to high bacteria levels.

 

On Thursday, the municipality announced that beaches at Albro Lake in Dartmouth, Sandy Lake in Bedford and Long Pond on Herring Cove Road are closed to swimmers.

They popular swimming areas join Kinsmen Beach on First Lake in Sackville, and Black Rock Beach and the Dingle Beach in Halifax, which have been closed for several days due to a high bacteria count.

“HRM regularly tests the water quality at its supervised beaches and recent test results indicate bacteria levels at these beaches exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines,” a release from the municipality states.

The municipality will advise the public when the beaches reopen.

Organizations: Health Canada

Geographic location: Dartmouth, Sandy Lake, Bedford Long Pond Herring Cove Road Sackville

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