Beach goers have been urged to refain from swimming at Kal Beach for two weeks. (Contributed)

Swimming still not recommended at Coldstream’s Kal Beach

Algae bloom also causes cautionary drinking water notification

Beachgoers are still being urged to stay out of the water at Kal Beach, for two weeks now.

Bacterial counts that exceed Health Canada guidelines have been found by Interior Health since Aug. 12. Additional testing has been completed at the popular Kalamalka Lake beach and the Pumphouse Beach and further testing is required to assess and confirm the risks to the public.

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“The testing and results are expected within the next week and the public will be advised when additional information becomes available,” the District of Coldstream said. “Accordingly, people are discouraged from swimming at the north end of Kalamalka Lake.”

Aug. 23 tests showed acceptable levels of e.coli, following high levels from previous samples.

But an active algae bloom was found from Aug. 20 samples at Kal Beach and the Pumphouse Beach. This also prompted a cautionary drinking water notification from IH.

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