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Four more beaches closed in HRM

By Caitlin Snow Jul 26, 2023 | 1:02 PM

Paul Trafford / CC

Four more beaches in HRM are now closed to swimming.

Saunders Beach in Bedford, Birch Cove Beach and Shubie Park Beach in Dartmouth and Long Pond Beach in Halifax both have high bacteria levels in the water.

The city says high bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including dogs, birds, wildlife and impacts from climate change, such as high temperatures, lower water levels and decreased rainfall.  Staff will continue testing the water until bacteria levels return to safe levels.

The municipality will advise residents when the beach reopens.

For more information on municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the region, please visit our beaches page.


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