Vancouver Coastal Health is warning about high levels of E. coli at some West Vancouver beaches.
The health authority says “due to high levels of bacteria in the water swimming is not recommended at Ambleside, Dundarave and Sandy Cove beaches.”
High levels of E. coli bacteria in the water can increase risk of gastro-intestinal illness.
Vancouver Coastal Health says they are looking into potential sources of the contamination, including consulting with the District of West Vancouver, Metro Vancouver and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Samples are taken weekly by Vancouver Coastal Health and results are posted on their website every friday.
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