High Bacteria Levels Forces Closures of 3 Local Beaches

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has closed three local beaches.

According to the health unit, Mettawas, Cedar Island, and Cedar are closed due to high levels of bacteria in the water.

Water samples tested on Monday (June 21) also show swimming is not recommended at six area beaches including Belle River, Colchester, Holiday, Point Pelee North West, Sandpoint and Seacliff.

The results show bacteria levels are below the provincial standards.

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Beach testing results for June 23, 2021. (Image courtesy of Windsor-Essex County Health Unit)

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