Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Oakfield Beach in Grand Lake is closed to swimming for the rest of the season due to high bacteria levels.
Employees regularly test the water quality at supervised municipal beaches and recent test results indicate that bacteria levels at Oakfield Beach currently exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines.
Lifeguard supervision and water quality testing at all beaches ends on Sunday, Aug. 31, so Oakfield will remain closed until next season.
The municipality would like to thank the general public for enjoying our beaches and pools in a responsible manner, and we encourage swimmers to exercise caution if they choose to swim in the off-season or in non-supervised areas.
For more information on supervised municipal beaches and outdoor pools across the Halifax region, please visithttp://www.halifax.ca/rec/Beaches.php.