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Updated: Swimming advisory lifted for two Manitoulin beaches

Manitoulin Island’s Gore Bay Beach and Monument Road Beach are exceeding acceptable levels of bacteria
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Updated July 27: Public Health Sudbury & Districts has lifted the swimming advisories for Gore Bay Beach and Monument Road Beach.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is issuing two swimming advisories as of July 22, Gore Bay Beach and Monument Road Beach, both on Manitoulin Island.

As a result of routine water samples showing the water is exceeding the acceptable bacteriological water quality standards, swimming advisory signs have been posted to inform the public that the beach water quality is not suitable for recreational use at this time.

Going into the water when bacteria are present in high concentrations puts bathers at risk for infections. Illness can occur if swimmers swallow beach water; if water gets into their ears, eyes, or nose; or if it comes in contact with open wounds.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts will notify the public when the bacterial levels return to acceptable standards for bathing beaches. For information about beach water quality, visit www.phsd.ca.