Alexandria beach unsafe for swimming

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

ALEXANDRIA – People looking to cool off at Alexandria Island Park beach this upcoming Civic Day weekend will have to make other plans.

The local health unit has posted a warning at the beach that it’s unsafe for swimming, due to higher than acceptable levels of bacteria – commonly E. coli – in the water.

The source of the contamination was not disclosed in the notice.

Swimmers who ignore the notice could get sick or end up with an infection.

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