Last year, coliform counts in False Creek were off the charts. Concentrations of the bacteria were so high that rowers, kayakers and dragon boaters were urged to stay out of the water and avoid False Creek’s eastern basin.
While False Creek is not considered a swimmer’s beach, you don’t have to swim in order to get wet or have water get in your mouth.
Now we have a clearing to the water’s edge. A little haven of natural beach. At long last. But do its visitors know of the water hazards?
What can be done to promote better awareness?