UPDATE, Aug. 6: The health unit has lifted the swimming advisory.
The Township of Lake of Bays has been notified by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit that an advisory has been issued for Hillside Beach.
An advisory is a warning to swimmers but it is not a beach closure. During an advisory, a beach is posted with warning signs when the water contains levels of bacteria that indicate there may be an increased risk of developing minor skin, eye, ear, nose and throat infections and stomach disorders. If you choose to swim during an advisory, avoid ducking your head or swallowing the water.
Advisory signage is being posted at the beach and the Township of Lake of Bays will monitor the situation in accordance with the advice of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
The Township of Lake of Bays will notify residents when the advisory is lifted.
Refer to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org for details on:
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