Author: Amanda Nadeau

BC Day – Cultus Lake Park Office Closure

Cultus Lake Park office will be closed on Monday, August 1, 2022, to allow our staff time with family to celebrate British Columbia Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:30 am.

In the case of an emergency or issue while the office is closed, please contact:

Emergency 911
RCMP Non-Emergency 604-792-4611
Bylaw Enforcement 604-858-5298
Fraser Valley Regional District Emergency 1-800-528-0061

Cultus Lake Park wishes you and your family a happy BC Day!

Elector Organization Registration Deadline

Please be advised that the deadline for elector organizations to file a registration application to participate in the 2022 General Local Elections is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

If you receive any inquiries from potential elector organizations, please refer them to the Electoral Finance Compliance Services team by phone at 1-800-661-8683 or by email at [email protected].

For more information, please visit the Elections BC website at https://elections.bc.ca/local-elections/elector-organizations/.

Summer Construction on Yarrow Central Road

Chilliwack, BC: The City of Chilliwack is replacing the Stewart Creek culvert crossing near 42751 Yarrow Central Road from August 2 – September 30, 2022. Members of the traveling public are advised use an alternate route if possible, or to expect delays on Yarrow Central Road due to single lane alternating traffic.

The work will include fish and amphibian salvage, removal of the existing twinned corrugated steel culverts, and the installation of a large concrete box culvert (3m by 1.5m). Retaining walls, concrete barriers, handrails, along with full road restoration will also take place.

“After the 2021 atmospheric rivers, we have seen how important it is to continue to build back better than before, which is why we are replacing the two existing steel culverts that are at the end of their life span with a large concrete box culvert,” said Mayor Ken Popove.

The work, which will be supervised by an environmental consultant, will take place Mondays to Thursdays from 7am – 9pm, and Fridays from 7am – 12 noon. Single lane alternating traffic will be maintained as often as possible. Overnight work on August 22 and September 6 will have a full road closure in effect.

“We know the timing for this project isn’t ideal, as people from all over the Lower Mainland travel to Cultus Lake during the summer, but the work at Stewart Creek must occur during this time as set by the Ministry of Forests and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in order to protect fish habitat,” said Mayor Ken Popove. “In order to help mitigate some summer traffic concerns, there will be no construction over the weekends, or after 12 noon on Fridays.”

For more information visit https://www.chilliwack.com/main/page.cfm?id=3067.

Burning Conditions Restrictions Reminder

Summer temperatures are on the rise this week, creating increased risk to green spaces when utilizing fire pits and barbeques.

Cultus Lake Park residents are reminded that open burning wood fires are prohibited throughout the Park, except in designated areas of residences located on Park Drive, Mountain View Road, Sunnyside Campground and the Cultus Lake Cabins.

Fires must be in a container, apparatus or physical construct that is capable of controlling the spread of the fire and must not be left unattended and an adult must be present at all times.

Please familiarize yourself with regulations as set out in the Cultus Lake Park Burning Conditions Restrictions and Fire Ban Bylaw.

Should you have any questions, please contact the park office at 604-858-3334 or email [email protected].

Notice of Interest – 2022 Local Elections

Notice of Interest

Thank you for your interest in running for Cultus Lake Park Board Commissioner in the 2022 Local Government Elections.

Nomination packages are available for pick up beginning today, Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Cultus Lake Park office during regular operating hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding statutory holidays. Alternatively, you may download a nomination package from the Cultus Lake Park website at www.cultuslake.bc.ca/local-elections.

The nomination period runs from 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 30th, until 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9th.  Candidates are encouraged to submit their nomination papers early and not wait until the last day as this will allow sufficient time to correct any problems with the nomination documents prior to the close of the nomination period.

Please contact the Chief Election Officer, Rachel Litchfield by email or phone at [email protected] or 604-847-2041 to make a half hour appointment to submit your nomination documents at a mutually convenient time. You are welcome to have your scrutineer present at the time of the appointment to overlook the submission and review of the nomination package.

Requirements of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act that are new to the 2022 election are outlined on the Elections BC website (www.elections.bc.ca). Questions of a financial matter must be addressed directly to Elections BC by email or phone at [email protected] or
1-800-661-8683.

Immediately after 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022, the Chief Election Officer will declare all individuals who have been successfully nominated as candidates for elected office. This list will be posted on the Cultus Lake Park’s website (www.cultuslake.bc.ca).

Cultus Lake Park x Tourism Chilliwack Merchandise Launch

Cultus Lake Park and Tourism Chilliwack have collaborated to create this limited edition T-shirt just for you!

Over the years, we have received many inquiries and requests for exclusive merchandise for our visitors, residents and community, that will allow them to proudly display their love for Cultus Lake Park.

We are excited to introduce this super soft T-shirt in heathered navy, available in unisex sizes small through double XL. The hand drawn graphics were printed on a lightweight fabric, making this piece ideal for any season.

Get your hands on this one-of-a-kind tee at a few convenient locations! Shop within the community at the Visitor Service and Accommodations office, Cultus Lake Park office or the Sunnyside Campground store. Tourism Chilliwack will also be carrying this item online and at their Visitor Service building on Luckakuck Way!

Grab yours today while limited quantities last!

For information on sizing, please click here. Cost is $30.00 + applicable taxes each.

Should you have any questions, please contact Amanda Nadeau, Communications, Media, and Events Coordinator at [email protected].

Garbage Receptacles Reminders

Cultus Lake Park has seen a recent increase of individuals removing recyclables from receptacles throughout residential and public areas.

In an effort to minimize accessibility, staff recommend that residents refrain from placing recycling bins outside until 6:00 am on the day of collection.

In addition, a reminder to residents that all waste receptacles must have the labels provided by the Cultus Lake Park office affixed in a visible location as per the Property Maintenance Bylaw 1210, 2022.

These stickers will clearly identify lease lot numbers on each bin to mitigate loss and support Bylaw enforcement. Placement of these stickers should be on the top third of the bin close to the lid so they are visible to staff and do not cover the barcode.

Bylaw Enforcement Officers will continue to seek compliance with respect to the labelling and appropriate storage of waste receptacles within the lease lot.

Please visit the park office Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to pick-up your stickers.

If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 604-858-3334 or email [email protected].

2022 General Local Elections
NOTICE OF NOMINATION

Public Notice is given to the electors of Cultus Lake Park that nominations for the office of:

Cultus Lake Park Board Commissioner – 3 persons to be elected

will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person at the Cultus Lake Park Office, 4165 Columbia Valley Highway, Cultus Lake, BC, as follows:

Nomination Period

From: 8:30 am Tuesday, August 30, 2022

To:      4:00 pm Friday, September 9, 2022

Excluding statutory holidays and weekends

 

Nomination documents are available at the Cultus Lake Park Office beginning Monday, July 25, 2022, during regular office hours between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday except statutory holidays and online at www.cultuslake.bc.ca/local-elections.

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 General Local Election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:

Board Commissioner $5,398.92

Board Commissioner – Running for Office in Chilliwack $32,339.40

Expense limits are available on the Elections BC website.

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 General Local Elections, the following third-party advertising limits apply.

The amount, in respect of an election under the Cultus Lake Park Act for a Commissioner, for   the applicable election area is the greater of the following:

  • $809.84 or
  • 5% of the expense limit for the candidate of local community commissioner.

For further information on the Nomination process, please contact:

Rachel Litchfield, Chief Election Officer: 604-847-2041 or by email at [email protected]

Katrina Craig, Deputy Chief Election Officer 604-847-2048 or by email at [email protected]

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older or will be on General Voting Day, October 15, 2022;
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
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