Updated: May 15, 2015
After reviewing the most recent water and sediment results, West Vancouver will be removing the remaining beach advisories posted at John Lawson Park and the waterfront area between 28th and 31st Streets. This is the last remaining advisory - now all beach and waterfront areas on the North Shore are open for use.
Further sampling will be conducted in a few months to ensure water quality continues to be safe.
Updated: April 28, 2015.
Today Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) lifted the beach advisory at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
All beaches are open in Vancouver. In West Vancouver at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver, signs advising to avoid contact with water and wet sand are still posted.
Beach-goers are cautioned to remain vigilant and avoid contact with any small amounts of remaining oil even though advisories have been removed. Particles of oil may continue to appear in intertidal zones over the coming weeks. This is part of the natural ecosystem recovery and these will dissipate through ongoing tidal cycles.
The public is advised to avoid any tar they encounter.
The advisories for John Lawson Park will be lifted when acceptable results are obtained from beach sand samples.
The beach signs were posted due to the April 9, 2015 oil spill in English Bay.
If you want more information check out the article on health concerns about the English Bay oil spill.