The city has issued a water advisory for Lakeside Park’s beach. File photo

The city has issued a water advisory for Lakeside Park’s beach. File photo

City of Nelson bans swimming at Lakeside Park

Water bacteria levels are too high

Stay out of the water at Lakeside Park.

The city issued a statement Friday afternoon that said water at the park’s beach is currently exceeding Health Canada’s bacterial count guidelines.

Lakeside Park shutdowns have been a semi-regular occurrence in recent years.

E. Coli levels closed the beach in 2016, and last year an oil spill at the nearby boat launch forced a weeklong closure.

The city’s statement said further questions can be directed to the Public Works department at 250-352-8238 or publicworks@nelson.ca.