Nova Scotia

Shubie Beach closed due to high bacteria levels

A fourth Nova Scotia beach has been closed in less than 24 hours due to high bacteria levels.

Shubie Beach 4th N.S. beach to close in 24 hours

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County is closed to swimming because of bacteria levels. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

A fourth Nova Scotia beach has been closed in less than 24 hours due to high bacteria levels.

The Halifax Regional Municipality added Shubie Beach to the list of closed beaches on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Nova Scotia's Department of Health closed Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County and the HRM shutdown Government Wharf beach in Musquodoboit Harbour to swimming.

High levels of bacteria are also keeping swimmers landlocked at Campbell Point Beach on Hatchet Lake, as well as Kinap Beach in Porter’s Lake.

Officials with the department say that beach will reopen when water testing shows it's safe.

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