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Tough water standards may impact beaches

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City of Kelowna beach (Courtesy CBC)

The City of Kelowna is upset with new Health Canada guidelines for testing the water by its beaches.

The federal agency wants tougher rules for testing the water in beach areas.

In the last 15 years, the city of Kelowna has not needed to post a single water quality advisory at any of the beaches within the city boundaries.

The city's parks services manager Ian Wilson explains why the city wants to keep the current  standards.

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