Jean-Doré beach reopens after bacteria contamination

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The beach in Jean-Drapeau Park is closed untill further notice. Temperatures are expected to climb to 30 C on Friday. (Radio-Canada - image credit)
The beach in Jean-Drapeau Park is closed untill further notice. Temperatures are expected to climb to 30 C on Friday. (Radio-Canada - image credit)

The beach on Île Notre-Dame in Jean-Drapeau Park has reopened after being closed since Wednesday because of an E. coli contamination.

Testing had been under way over the past few days, with results from Thursday showing the water is now safe to swim in,  Quebec's Environment Ministry shared late Friday afternoon.

It's sure to be welcome news for anyone looking to head to the beach ahead of what's expected to be a hot weekend in the city.

Temperatures will reach a high of 30 C on Saturday, Environment Canada says. They'll stay in that range until Sunday, when heavy rainfall is expected to roll in by evening.