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Oct. 21, 2021 | Thursday
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Editorial: To swim or not to swim?

We are thankful the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has started to post an online advisory about water quality at Queen's Royal Beach, site of the popular gazebo.
And will, eventually (soon we hope), post signs at Ryerson Park advising swimmers that the water is not tested and what conditions might lead to high E. coli levels.
Perhaps all this would have happened without The Lake Report asking questions of town officials regarding water test results not being publicized. 
But given that the Region of Niagara says it suggested back in the winter such "educational signs" should be installed, we're disappointed that as August now approaches, the signage is not yet up. 
A suggestion for the town: Find a way to promote the beach advisories prominently on the town's website and via social media so people can easily find the  information. And longer term, let's hope the town is able to persuade the region to continue analyzing Lake Ontario beach water quality beyond this summer.