Beach posted as unsafe for swimming in Mississauga

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Published June 29, 2023 at 1:08 pm

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Those thinking of heading to the beach in Mississauga or Brampton this July long weekend may want to check out the latest testing report.

The weekend forecast is looking warm, up to 26 C on Canada Day and 25 C on Sunday (July 2). Although, there is a chance of rain on both of those days.

But if you are looking to cool off, one beach in Mississauga is off-limits for swimmers.

Lakefront Promenade (A.E. Crookes Park) at 140 Lakefront Promenade in Port Credit has a warning advisory as of June 28 on the Peel Public Health website.

The warning means the levels of bacteria in the water are high enough to pose a health risk, Peel Public Health says.

“This is a warning that swimming in the water may cause illness,” the website reads.

High levels of bacteria in beach water can make you sick with diarrhea, skin rashes, ear pain, cough or congestion, or eye pain.

The beach water may have unsafe levels of bacteria due to heavy rainfall, large numbers of water birds, high winds or wave activity, or large numbers of swimmers.

But there are still two places deemed safe — Jack Darling Memorial Park at 1180 Lakeshore Rd. W. and Richard’s Memorial Park at 804 Lakeshore Rd. W.

Professor’s Lake Beach at 1660 North Park Dr. in Brampton doesn’t have test results in this week.

Peel Public Health usually takes samples weekly during the summer months, monitoring the water quality at four public beaches check if the water is safe for swimming.

Signs are posted at the beach when the water is unsafe for swimming.

For more information see the website here.

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