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Two popular swimming spots in Metro Vancouver have been shut down until further notice due to high E. coli levels in the water.
Vancouver Coastal Health closed Trout Lake on Thursday to swimming and wading.
Attention: Trout Lake is now closed to swimming and wading by order of <a href=”https://twitter.com/VCHhealthcare?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@VCHhealthcare</a>. The current e-coli levels exceed the healthy threshold, and the closure will remain in place until VCH advises otherwise. More info: <a href=”https://t.co/uQEQn3Z3sE”>https://t.co/uQEQn3Z3sE</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vancouver?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Vancouver</a> <a href=”https://t.co/YszB0MUzth”>pic.twitter.com/YszB0MUzth</a>
The presence of E. coli bacteria usually indicates human or animal fecal contamination. Health Canada says water that’s safe to swim in shouldn’t
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