July 29, 2008 - The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has placed Chippewa Main Beach under a swimming advisory.
Water quality tests of Chippewa Main Beach indicate higher than acceptable e-coli bacteria levels. High e-coli levels pose a possible risk to bathers. These risks include a variety of skin, eye, nose and throat infections, and stomach disorders.
Warning signs about the hazards of swimming are being posted by the City.
Sandy Beach at Chippewa Park remains open. All other City beaches are open, at this time.
Public Health Inspectors regularly test beaches in the District of Thunder Bay from mid June to the end of August. Updates of beach water quality can be found on the Health Unit website at tbdhu.com.