New water-monitoring protocols to be established for Parlee Beach

The New Brunswick government says a new water monitoring protocol will be adopted this summer for Parlee Beach.

The province says the protocol follows federal guidelines.

The change comes after months of controversy over poor water quality at one of the region's most popular beaches.

The province admitted it made errors that misinformed beachgoers about the health risks of swimming in contaminated water.

Officials say work continues to identify the source of bacterial contamination in the Shediac Bay watershed.

The government says it will take mitigation actions this summer that will be announced in the near future.