Nova Scotia

Point Michaud Beach reopens

Cape Breton's Point Michaud Beach is once again open for swimming now that bacteria levels are at acceptable levels.

Cape Breton's Point Michaud Beach is once again open for swimming now that bacteria levels are at acceptable levels.

The beach was closed on Wednesday when tests showed the levels were too high.

The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness reopened the beach on Friday after the water was tested several times.

The bacteria enterococci is normally found in human feces and many animals.

Health officials didn't explain why bacteria levels were high, but said it could have been caused by the runoff of storm water and the presence of animals.

With files from The Canadian Press

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