With the Canada Day long weekend fast approaching, the Department of Lands and Forestry says lifeguards will be returning to provincial beaches.
Starting Saturday, June 29, the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service will have 82 lifeguards supervising 23 beaches in 12 counties.
"We are hoping for another safe season, but are preparing staff for any incident that could occur," said Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Director, Paul D'Eon in a news release. "All beachgoers are urged to swim between the red and yellow flags that designate the supervised area."
The service will also help the government test water quality.
Provincial beaches with lifeguards:
- Clam Harbour (weekends only), Dollar Lake, Lawrencetown, Martinique, Queensland, Rainbow Haven beaches, Halifax Regional Municipality
- Heather Beach, Cumberland Co.
- Mavillette Beach (weekends only), Digby Co.
- Port Maitland Beach, Lake Ellenwood Beach and Lake Milo Boat Club, Yarmouth Co.
- Aylesford Lake Beach, Kings Co.
- Bayswater and Rissers beaches, Lunenburg Co.
- Melmerby Beach, Pictou Co.
- Bayfield and Pomquet beaches, Antigonish Co.
- Dominion and Mira Gut beaches, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
- Point Michaud, Richmond Co.
- Inverness and Port Hood beaches, Inverness Co.
- Ingonish Beach, Victoria Co.