Update: Swimming advisory lifted for Regina Beach


The Town of Regina Beach has notified the public that the swimming water advisory from the Saskatchewan Health Authority has been removed effective Saturday, August 24.


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People hoping to get in a swim at Regina Beach may want to stay on the beach and stay away from the water.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) placed a swimming advisory for the body of water as of Friday. According to the authority, the water is not suitable for swimming at this time.

Officials launched the advisory after discovering high levels of E. coli in their water tests.

The cause is from the fecal matter of warm-blooded animals such as birds who live in the area during the summer months.

Following positive results for high levels of the bacteria, the SHA is wanting the public to know that swimming or ingesting the water may pose a risk to the health of swimmers.

More tests will be conducted throughout the weekend, however the authority added that the bacteria usually disappears within a few days.

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