Upgrade boating access, council told

“If we want to have people come boating at the lake, we need to upgrade our boat access."

The Town of Lake Cowichan town hall meeting held Nov. 30 offered residents the opportunity to talk to their town councillors on a wide variety of subjects.

Ken Karpick said, “If we want to have people come boating at the lake, we need to upgrade our boat access. There are navigational hazards located right near the [public] launch area. When the lake levels are low, it’s hard to load your boat, even now.”

Mayor Ross Forrest replied that Catalyst has a water licence application in to allow it to pump water over the weir in emergencies in the next few years.

“The town has concerns, too. If it ever came to Catalyst having to pump, it would mean that the river would have gone down to a level we have never experienced before,” he said.