Nova Scotia's Lifeguards To End Supervision

August 25th, 2015

NOVA SCOTIA’S LIFEGUARDS TO END SUPERVISION

Halifax, N.S. – The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (NSLS) will be completing supervision for the summer this weekend.

Supervision by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service will end at the following beaches at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 30:

Antigonish County

-Bayfield Beach

-Pomquet Beach

Cape Breton County

-Dominion Beach

-Mira Gut Beach

Cumberland County

-Heather Beach

Digby County

-Mavillette Beach

Halifax County

-Clam Harbour Beach

-Dollar Lake Beach

-Martinique Beach

-Queensland Beach

-Rainbow Haven Beach

-Lawrencetown Beach

Inverness County

-Inverness Beach

-Port Hood Beach

Lunenburg County

-Bayswater Beach

-Rissers Beach

Pictou County

-Melmerby Beach

Richmond County

-Point Michaud Beach

Yarmouth County

-Lake Ellenwood Beach

-Lake Milo Beach

-Port Maitland Beach

Supervision of Aylesford Lake Beach in Kings County will continue until August 7, 2015. Lawrencetown Beach will be supervised on the weekends of September 5-7 and 12-13.

“I want to thank all the lifeguards for another successful season and for keeping Nova Scotia’s beachgoers safe for more than four decades,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “Whether you’re out for a swim in the ocean or a paddle on the lake, it’s important that whether the beach is lifeguarded or not, water safety should always be a priority.”

Lifeguards have been supervising the beaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily since July 1. Since the service began 43 years ago, there has not been a drowning during supervised hours

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About the NSLS:

The NSLS is a contracted service to provide beach supervision for provincial and municipal governments. It is operated by the Lifesaving Society, Nova Scotia Branch. More information can be found on Facebook,www.facebook.com/NSLifeguard, on Twitter, www.twitter.com/NSLifeguard, or on our website, www.nsls.ns.ca.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Ryan Nearing

Public Relations Officer, Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service

(902) 580-5204

ryann@lifesavingsociety.ns.ca