Halifax beach closed due to high bacteria levels

Recent municipal testing shows bacterial levels in the lake exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines. (Pat Callaghan/CBC - image credit)
Recent municipal testing shows bacterial levels in the lake exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines. (Pat Callaghan/CBC - image credit)

Halifax Regional Municipality is warning residents that Chocolate Lake beach is closed due to high levels of bacteria in the water.

Officials say the beach is closed to swimming until further notice.

Recent municipal testing shows levels of bacteria in the water exceeding Health Canada swimming guidelines.

Officials say high bacteria levels can be caused by a variety of factors, including dogs, birds, other wildlife and high temperatures.

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