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Both beaches open for swimmers

The regional health department has started its annual water testing at Durham’s beaches, and both of Oshawa’s beaches have passed muster.

According to a release from the region, both Lakeview Beach East and Lakeview Beach West were below the threshold for posting the beach, which is 100 E. coli bacteria per 100 mL of water. In total, seven of the region’s beaches have been posted, meaning the E. coli levels are above that line.

The region is advising residents to not go swimming for 48 hours after a heavy rainfall, as bacteria levels can increase due to runoff.

For more information, please call the region’s environmental help line at 1-888-777-9613, or visit