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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Omemee Beach Gets Green Light! Yours?

Omemee Beach in the Swim!

-Omemee Beach,site of tomorrow’s big Free BBQ presented by Omemee Men's Christian Fellowship, and Ruby's Roost Cafe and Pastry Shop has been given the green light for swimming fun. Eight beaches in the area, did not fare as well. Is your beach posted? Enjoy ours!

Beach Testing Results For City of Kawartha Lakes -

(CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES) –Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports the following beach testing results for the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The information is current for the week of August 8, 2011, and is based on the most recent test results from the provincial lab in Peterborough for water samples taken from these beaches. The Health Unit advises local residents to note:
  • Beaches marked as ‘OPEN’ are considered within acceptable levels as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol.
  • Beaches marked ‘POSTED’ indicate bacterial levels in the water are higher than those considered acceptable as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol, making them unsafe for bathing.
  • Beaches listed as ‘PENDING’ indicate test results are not yet available. People can call the Health Unit or for the most up-to-date results on these beaches.

Bexley Township Area
Balsam Lake Road Beach OPEN
Coboconk Lions Park Beach POSTED

Bobcaygeon Area
Beach Park POSTED(precautionary posting due to blue-green algae)
Riverview Beach Park POSTED(precautionary posting due to blue-green algae)

Carden Township Area
Carden Township Beach OPEN
Foxe’s Beach OPEN

Dalton Township Area Dalton Township Beach OPEN

Eldon Township Area

Centennial Park East POSTED Centennial Park West OPEN

Emily/Omemee Area
Omemee Beach OPEN

Fenelon Falls Area
Birch Point OPEN
Bond Street OPEN
Ken Reid Conservation Area OPEN

Fenelon Falls Area (continued)
Killarney Bay OPEN
Long Beach OPEN
Sturgeon Point Beach POSTED(precautionary posting due to blue-green algae)

Laxton Township Area

Elliott Falls Beach OPEN
Head Lake OPEN
Norland Bathing Area OPEN

Mariposa Township Area
Sandbar Beach OPEN

Somerville Township Area
Burnt River Beach – Somerville OPEN
Burnt River Four Mile Lake POSTED

Verulam Township Area

Centennial Beach – Verulam POSTED(precautionary posting due to blue-green algae)
Verulam Recreational Park POSTED((precautionary posting due to blue-green algae)

For more information, contact a Public Health Inspector in your local Health Unit office or visit

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