Swimming is safe at most Niagara beaches
If you're looking to cool down at one of Niagara's beaches, you have lots of choices
As of Friday afternoon only four of 23 were found unsafe for swimming after testing by Niagara Public Health.
They are Nelles Beach in Grimsby, Queen's Royal Beach in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Bernard Avenue Beach and Crescent Beach in Fort Erie.
When a swimming advisory is issued, a beach will be posted with a sign indicating that it is "Unsafe for Swimming". It is recommended that residents use another beach or stay out of the water until the posting is removed.
While most beach postings are based on the E.coli results, they can also be posted for other safety hazards (spills, debris) or for water quality issues (algae, turbidity).
Brianne Wilson is Acting Community and Events Supervisor with the City of St. Catharines