Swimming Advisory for Port Sydney Beach

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The Town of Huntsville has been notified by Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit that a swim advisory has been issued for Port Sydney Beach regarding water samples collected on July 2, 2019. The Town of Huntsville will post signage and notify residents when the advisory has been lifted.

Town of Huntsville swimming lessons programmed for Port Sydney beach have been moved to the Centennial Pool at Canada Summit Centre at regularly scheduled times until the advisory is lifted.

For more information regarding swimming lesson relocation please ask to speak with Cameron Labonte through the Canada Summit Centre Customer Service team at 705-789-6421.

All beach water samples can be viewed on the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website.

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6 Comments

  1. Krista Brubacher on

    This is terrible! I honestly believe that it has a lot to do with the number of geese and ducks that frequent not only the water but also the sand and grassy areas right around the beach. I sure wish we could do something about that! Too bad. :/

  2. Smantha Petch on

    Muskoka Goose Control does a great job, maybe the town of Huntsville should look into this service.

  3. I agree with Krista…geese do a lot of polluting, look what they do to golf courses…a mess and thats whats going into our lake waters when they walk around on the nearby grasses such as at the Port Sydney Beach.
    They are also a threat to our Loons taking their spring time nesting areas 2-3 weeks prior to when the loons need them. Wish there was something we could do to rid ourselves of this annoying and filthy bird.

  4. So let’s blame nature for the pollution of the Mary lake beach in Port Sydney. There is no possibility of it coming from other sources like sub standard septic tanks and weeping beds. Just wondering?

    • Yes, Gord, your points ‘could” also be true, however, Canada Goose e-coli is a problem in many Ontario areas especially where grass/lawns meet waters edge. Same problem occurs in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton that I know of with my children living in those areas. Yes…Huntsville …..lets get with the Muskoka Goose Control…thanks Samantha!

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