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Sandy Lake beach closed to swimming, Kinsmen beach reopens

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 (Halifax, NS) - HRM citizens are advised that Sandy Lake beach off the Hammonds Plains Road in Bedford is closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.

HRM regularly tests the water quality at its supervised beaches and recent test results indicate bacteria levels at Sandy Lake beach exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines.

Kinsmen beach at First Lake reopens to swimming today as recent onsite tests indicate bacteria levels have returned to normal.

For more information on HRM’s supervised beaches visit

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Cameron Deacoff
HRM Environmental Performance Officer

Tiffany Chase

HRM Communications







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