July 13, 2014 3:25 pm

Swimming not recommended after high bacteria levels found in Kalamalka Lake

Kimberly Davidson / Global Okanagan

OYAMA — Despite being a scorching summer day, Pioneer Park beach in Oyama is bare. Signs are plastered around the Kalamalka Lake beach warning swimmers to steer clear of the water.

They read: “bacterial counts exceed Health Canada guidelines.”

The District of Lake Country posted the poor water quality advisory signs Friday. There’s no word on what exactly caused the increased bacterial counts or how high the levels are.

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