Unsafe levels of E. coli reported at three Shuswap campgrounds - InfoNews

Current Conditions

28.5°C

Unsafe levels of E. coli reported at three Shuswap campgrounds

The beach at the Sandy Point campground is pictured in this submitted photo.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Sandy Point Campground
July 22, 2019 - 3:38 PM

SHUSWAP - An E. coli outbreak at three Shuswap Lake campgrounds is keeping people out of the water.

Water tests from the Sandy Point, Glen Echo and Pierre's Point campgrounds have come back with a high level of E.Coli bacteria.

Notices from the Adam's Lake Indian Band and the First Nations Health Authority state water testing showed the bacteria levels are too dangerous for swimming and other water contact activities.

A notice also warns people at the Sandy Point campground to stay off the nearby trails and reminds parents to keep children out of the treed area near the water.

There has been no word yet as to the cause of the E. coli outbreak or when the areas will be safe for swimming again.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Wheeler or call (250) 819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2019
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
  • Kamloops slo-pitch team refused recognition for 'offensive' team name
    KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops beer league slo-pitch team recently won in their division at a tournament held in Princeton but they never received the credit they'd expected in the local newspape
  • UPDATE: B.C. boy found after lengthy search
    MACKENZIE - A massive search for a four-year-old in Mackenzie B.C. was a success and he's been found. RCMP were notified of a missing boy named George on Aug. 17 at 1:06 p.m. in the Lion
  • West Kelowna teen, 15, drowns after early morning dive into Okanagan Lake
    WEST KELOWNA - A 15-year-old West Kelowna teen drowned in Okanagan Lake early this morning after jumping from a public dock. Police say they were called to the Ferry Wharf structure in Gella
  • Community mourns West Kelowna teen who drowned
    WEST KELOWNA - A makeshift memorial has been erected near where a West Kelowna teen drowned this weekend. Flowers, photos, candles, a skate deck and messages of love have been set up at the
  • Heavy summer snow in northern B.C.
    B.C. - It's been a long, cold night in parts of northern B.C. As Environment Canada promised, a heavy dump of snow has fallen on parts of the Alaska highway and a total accumulation of 2
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile