Newsletter – November 2015

Posted on Nov 18, 2015

Greetings from Christina Lake

This is a short update from the lake.

Snow has arrived, briefly, and melted – but will be back and certainly has impacted the mountain passes surrounding the lake – at least to the east and west!

The annual lake quality meeting report is scheduled for December 8th.  I have appended Brenda LaCroix’s colourful poster advertising the meeting, at the bottom of this note.  I expect to attend, unless the weather over the passes is truly daunting.  My enjoyment of driving over the passes in fog and fresh snow  during a snow storm with darkness approaching is not as great as it once was!  I encourage any of you here are the lake who might wish to learn more about the current health of the lake to attend.  Brenda does need to know numbers for the meeting lunch (the meeting is from 10 am to 3 pm). Her contact information is on the poster.

There is a major improvement project underway at the Texas Creek camp site.  New flush toilets are being installed and PVC piping is being replaced with higher performance HDPE.  Picnic tables and firepits have been upgraded. Competition for sites during the peak summer months is
likely to be increased – so advise your camping friends to book their holiday sites early!

I have seen surveyors busy to define more closely, the requirements for the enlarged parking sites at the Texas Creek boat launch.  So far I have not seen any shovels in the ground!

We have written to Ken Gresly-Jones and the RDKB thanking them for their services to the community during the late summer fire season.  Ken has replied that he would be pleased to revisit the FireSmart program presentation at any opportunity.

We have forwarded your letters to our MLA from our 2015 Annual General Meeting concerning the risks posed by zebra/quagga mussels to the recreational qualities of Christina Lake.  We have received a verbal reply from an assistant to our MLA regarding our concerns.  The vessel inspection program continued late into the boating season.  The prevention of the mussel infestation to the recreational lakes of BC remains challenging.  Whatever we, as individual waterfront property owners can do to mitigate this danger by discussions with our neighbours and fellow lake users, is certainly welcome.

We continue to work to better understand the potential implications of the wharf/dock registration process, especially for waterfront property owners with long existing wharves.  The process for permission for the installation of a new dock is now well documented and waterfront property owners should be familiar with the process.

One of the new board members is updating our website.  We would appreciate receiving any pictures you might be willing to share on the society website.  You please send the image to me as a ‘jpeg’, at

I expect to provide another update following the 2015 lake water quality meeting.

Safe travels wherever the fall season takes you.

Mike Fairweather
Chair, Christina Lake Waterfront Property Owners’ Society

Watershed Management Plan Invitation Poster 2015