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UPDATED: Swimming advisories for Jericho and Trout Lakehttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/swimming-advisories-for-english-bay-jericho-and-sunset-beachesUPDATED: Swimming advisories for Jericho and Trout Lake<h4 class="phsa-rteElement-Header4">*UPDATED August 14 at 1:30pm <br></h4><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>The recent advisories for English Bay and Sunset beaches have now been lifted and the beaches have been deemed safe for swimming.</strong><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Due to high levels of bacteria in the water, swimming and wading are not recommended at Jericho Beach and Trout Lake in Vancouver.<br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Why is swimming not recommended at these beaches?</h2><div>High levels of E. coli bacteria in the water increase risk of gastro-intestinal illness to swimmers. VCH is working to monitor the water quality and remove the swimming advisory once the levels have decreased.<br></div><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Want more information?<br></h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">E. coli counts for the Vancouver-area beaches are updated every Friday, based on sampling results. <a href="http://www.vch.ca/public-health/environmental-health-inspections/pools-beaches/beach-water-quality-reports" target="_blank">See the latest beach water quality reports for more information.</a> <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Read our <a href="http://www.vch.ca/Documents/Beach-water-quality-FAQs-Metro-Vancouver.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="http://www.vch.ca/_catalogs/masterpage/custom/images/pdf.jpg" alt=" " style="margin:5px;" />FAQ on beach water</a>.<br></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/sunset-beach-swimming-advisory.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

UPDATED: Swimming advisories for Jericho and Trout Lakehttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/swimming-advisories-for-english-bay-jericho-and-sunset-beachesUPDATED: Swimming advisories for Jericho and Trout Lake2018-08-14T07:00:00Z
A smashin' good time! [VIDEO]http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/a-smashin-good-timeA smashin' good time! [VIDEO]2018-08-14T07:00:00Z
Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouverhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/air-quality-advisory-for-metro-vancouver-(2)Air Quality Advisory for Metro Vancouver2018-08-14T07:00:00Z
Measles at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)http://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/measles-at-vancouver-international-airport-yvrMeasles at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)2018-08-14T07:00:00Z
Behind the scene of My VCH Projects: upskilling nurses in the management of vascular accesshttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/behind-the-scene-of-my-vch-projects-upskilling-nurses-in-the-management-of-vascular-accessBehind the scene of My VCH Projects: upskilling nurses in the management of vascular access2018-08-13T07:00:00Z

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