Summer of no-swim days? Advisories up this year in Ottawa - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Elise Von Scheel and Joe Lofaro, CBC News Ottawa, August 6, 2017

Most of the city's public beaches are safe for swimming Sunday, but you won't find a green flag flying at Westboro Beach.

The city's daily water quality test shows there is a high level of E. coli bacteria, prompting a no-swim advisory. The scene at Westboro beach is a familiar one for anyone keeping track of no-swim advisories for beaches across the city since June. Weeks of persistent rain and issues with flooded beaches have left Ottawa with a summer of no-swim days.