Three Leeds-Grenville beaches posted for long weekend

LEEDS-GRENVILLE – If your Civic Day long weekend plans include a trip to the beach, you will want to be aware of advisories at some area beaches.

The Leeds-Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has posted notices at Merrickville Beach, Kelly’s Beach in Prescott and South Crosby (Sand Lake) Beach in Rideau Lakes Township.

Just outside the region, Smiths Falls Senior beach is also posted.

The latest water bacteria tests on Friday morning came back with unacceptable levels of E. coli bacteria.

While the beaches are still open, swimming in the water could lead to infection or illness.