Government Dock and Monument Road Beaches Swimming Advisories by Public Health

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Two (2) Swimming advisories have been issued by Public Health to the following beaches in Central Manitoulin, Government Dock Beach on Lake Mindemoya (aka Mindemoya Public Beach #1) in addition to Monument Road Beach. 
As a result of routine water samples exceeding the acceptable bacteriological water quality standards, Public Health Sudbury & Districts has posted swimming advisory signs to inform the public that the beach water quality is not suitable for recreational use at this time. These postings are in addition to swimming advisories issued earlier today for Monument Road Beach and Gore Bay Beach both also located on Manitoulin Island.
A swimming advisory is a precautionary notice that informs the public about specific risks to health and safety.
Going into the water when bacteria are present in high concentrations puts bathers at risk for infections. Illness can occur if swimmers swallow beach water; if water gets into their ears, eyes, or nose; or if it comes in contact with open wounds.

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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