Area beaches are all fine this week

Signs taken down at Highland Glen

Photo taken on Canatara Beach by Edward Allen.
Photo taken on Canatara Beach by Edward Allen.

Lambton County’s Medical Officer of Health is advising that all beaches are cleared for swimming this week after warning signs were removed from Highland Glen (that warning, issued on July 15, was due to high levels of E-coli bacteria).

The regular sampling is done at the following beaches on Lake Huron

  • Grand Bend (North Beach)
  • Grand Bend (South Beach)
  • Highland Glen
  • Bright’s Grove (including Mike Weir Park)
  • Canatara Park
  • Pinery Provincial Park
  • Ipperwash Main Beach

While no sampling occurs along the St. Clair River, a caution sign advising of high bacteria levels following heavy rainfall has been permanently placed at:

  • Seager Park
  • Branton Cundick P{ark
  • Brander Park

Officials advise that following heavy rainfall, the water at area beaches may be temporarily polluted for up to 48 hours. Also, if the water has become cloudy due to wave activity, bacteria from the bottom may become suspended and increase the risk of illness.

Beach water quality is available anytime by calling the Beach Water Quality Information Line at (519) 383-3816 or toll free at (800) 667-1839, ext. 3816. Results are also online at

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