Media Release - Cultus Lake Park bans the use of all gas fuelled cooking appliances

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

August 3, 2018

 Cultus Lake Park bans fires, all barbecues and the use of all gas-fuelled cooking appliances in the public areas of Cultus Lake Park.

Cultus Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, all fires, barbecues and the use of gas-fuelled cooking appliances in the public areas of Cultus Lake Park are banned.

 "Due to the extreme weather conditions we are experiencing, it is in the best interest of the residents and visitors to Cultus Lake Park to ban fires, all barbeques and the use of gas-fuelled cooking appliances in all public areas,” said Fire Chief Warren Mazuren.

 Areas affected are all public areas including Main Beach; Birch Street Park; Oak Street Park; Westside public areas; Parking Lots A, B, C and D; Cultus Lake Park Foreshore; Trails; and the Sunnyside Campground beach area.

 This ban does not affect the residential lots, or the designated camping sites at Sunnyside Campground.

 “Cultus Lake Park is a very popular place to visit – and the number of visitors increases substantially over long weekends in the summer. Cultus Lake Park is extremely dry right now, and any decisions we can make to keep the fire risk low are sound ones. The safety of our community is paramount,” said Cultus Lake Park Board Chair Joe Lamb.

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Media Contact

Kelly Ridley

Acting Chief Administrative Officer

kelly.ridley@cultuslake.bc.ca

(604) 847-2040