June 24, 2009 - The Health Unit has placed all three beaches at Boulevard Lake under swimming advisories. This includes Lakeview (main beach), Sandycove and Sunnyside.
Water quality tests indicate higher than acceptable E. coli bacteria levels. High E. coli levels pose possible risks to bathers. These risks include a variety of skin, eye, nose and throat infections, and stomach illnesses.
Warning signs about the hazards of swimming are being posted by the City.
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/eh.