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A popular beach for swimming has re-opened to the public.

Heather Beach, located in Port Howe just outside Pugwash, was closed due to high bacteria levels in the water, however test results are showing the water is once again safe for swimmers. Signs announcing the closure at the beach will be removed.

For information on beach monitoring, visit https://novascotia.ca/nse/environmental-health/beaches.asp.

For updates on Heather Beach, call the NS Lifeguard Service at 902-477-6168 or check http://lifesavingsociety.ns.ca/index.php/nsls-home/beaches.