Local beaches get good rating
TheQuebec ministry responsible for the environment, officially now known as the Ministere du Developpement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climactiques, posts daily updates on its website on the quality of the water at public beaches. The following beaches, followed by their rating, were tested on August 11th, in Orford: Fraser Lake, A; Stukely Lake, A; Centre de Villegiature Jouvence, A; Parkside Ranch, A. Beaches tested on August 12th in Ayer’s Cliff and North Hatley were: Camping du Lac Massawippi, A; Camp Massawippi, B; North Hatley Recreation Society, B. Beaches tested on August 14th were: Wilvaken, A, (Magog); and Camp Saint Pat’s Old Boys, A, (Stoke).
An ‘A’ rating indicates excellent water; a ‘B’ means good; a ‘C’ is passable; and a ‘D’ means polluted. The water quality of Quebec beaches can also be found on the Ministry’s website at www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca or by calling 1 800 561-1616.