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Only one unsafe beach in Leeds-Grenville this week

You have a wide variety of beaches in our region to choose from if you’re planning to go swimming over the next few days.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit’s latest beach water monitoring test results say only one beach in the region is unsafe to swim in.

The monitoring program tests water samples from all over the area weekly for E. coli, a bacteria that can give swimmers ear, eye and throat infections if they’re exposed to it in high concentrations.

Gananoque’s Joel Stone Beach is the only beach in Leeds-Grenville listed as unsafe this week, alongside two others in Lanark County.

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Signs are posted at all of them warning swimmers to go elsewhere, and they’ve been added to a list of unsafe beaches on the Health Unit’s website.

The organization posts its results to its social media pages and website every Friday throughout the summer.

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