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The Quebec environment department and the city of Montreal announced on Friday that they have shut down Jean-Doré Beach until at least Sunday, after water tests this week found a high level of bacterial contamination.

The tests, carried out on Wednesday, found the water quality did not meet ministry norms. A message on the Parc Jean-Drapeau website informs users that they are working to have the beach reopen at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

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