As Vancouverites prepare for the long weekend, several beaches have been reopened to water recreation after previously being closed due to heightened bacteria levels in the water.

Vancouver Coastal Health announced that water sample testing at Kitsilano Beach and Kitsilano Point has revealed that E. coli levels are within safe limits once again.

The two beaches have been reopened to wading and swimming after an advisory was issued last week.

The City of Vancouver is reminding boaters not to dump raw sewage into local waters, which is one of the contributing factors to E. coli increases and is also illegal.

Last modified: August 6, 2018

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