The health unit has issued a swimming advisory for the following areas:  

  • Gull Lake Park Beach in Gravenhurst
  • Windemere Beach in Muskoka Lakes
  • Gawley Park Beach and Pete Pettersen Park Beach in Midland

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit tests water samples at public beaches regularly for E.coli bacteria.

The advisory warns swimmers that the level of bacteria in the water may pose increased health risks, such as minor skin, eye, ear, nose and throat infections and stomach disorders.

The beaches and parks are not closed to the public, but those who chose to swim are advised to avoid swallowing the water and dunking their head underwater.

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