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

UPDATED: City says Lakeside Park beach safe for swimming

Bacteria levels are back to safe levels

The Lakeside Park beach is once again a good spot for a dip.

The City of Nelson said in a statement Monday that water at the park’s beach had returned to a normal bacterial count level. On Friday, the city warned against going into the water because bacteria exceeded Health Canada 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.

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