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E. coli detected at Golden Lake boat launch

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Another beach in the Renfrew County District Health Unit’s area has been deemed unsafe to swim in.

The Island View Drive Boat Launch on Golden Lake in North Algona Wilberforce was found positive for E. coli. They warn that these could pose a health risk due to high levels of bacteria. Contact with the water can cause skin rashes, infections and intestinal issues if the water is swallowed.

It is the second beach to be marked as posted by the health unit. Early in July, blue-green algae forced the Cobden Beach to close. All other public beaches in the area are in the clear.

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