Canal Beach closed to swimming

Island Health has closed Canal Beach in Port Alberni for swimming after high levels of bacteria discovered.

Canal Beach

Canal Beach

Island Health has closed Canal Beach in Port Alberni for swimming after water tests revealed high levels of bacteria in the water.

“The extreme heat has caused (salmon) fry to die and land on the beach,” a City of Port Alberni Facebook post noted. “There are also geese in the area.”

Additional testing will be done on Tuesday, according to the city.