VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Just in time for the BC Day long weekend some Metro Vancouver beaches, that had been closed due to high levels of E.coli, have been re-opened.
The latest water sampling shows Kits Beach & Kits Point are safe again. Just in time for the #longweekend & #vanpride! Trout Lake remains the only closure in the Vancouver area. https://t.co/MXl2v5DJEb pic.twitter.com/KTE8n5vmxf
— VCH Healthcare (@VCHhealthcare) August 3, 2018
Vancouver Coastal Health says it latest water samples from Kitsilano Beach and Kitsilano Point show the water is safe to use again, following a temporary closure.
Three beaches in West Vancouver that were also affected by a closure — Whytecliff, Ambleside and Sandy Cove — and they were all re-opened to the public on Thursday.
Trout Lake is still closed.
High levels of bacteria in the water forced the health authority to close the beaches last week. The water at local beaches is tested weekly during the summer months around the region.
Meantime, testing is underway on the water from Hatzic Lake after it was closed earlier this week as people reported feeling sick.