Beach-goers would like further extension to newly lengthened beach season
Ottawa Citizen

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By Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen, August 29, 2016

City council extended Ottawa’s beach season this summer, but some residents would like to see it stretched even further to Labour Day weekend.

Lifeguards at four of Ottawa’s city-run beaches were on duty until Aug. 28. In 2015, the last day of the supervised beach season was Aug. 16.

A heat wave at the end of the beach season last year had drawn demands from the public to keep lifeguards in the chairs for a longer period, and council responded for 2016 by keeping them on duty until Sunday.