Officials with Coldstream are keeping an eye on boaters on Kalamalka Lake
The Kalavista boat launch opened last Friday to allow boaters to get back on the lake even though it is still high.
Mayor Jim Garlick says they have to keep their speeds down.
“We don’t want to continue having that open if what we find out is we’re just causing a lot of headaches around the lake as far as wakes and that. People not following what we’ve requested.”
That means no wakes within 50 metres from shore and travel at low speed at the north end of the lake.
The mayor says so far, he thinks it’s been reasonable.
“We are getting e-mails from concerned citizens living along the lake and we’ve received a lot of e-mails from people, just users of the lake, who’ve enjoyed the peace and quiet over the last while.”
Garlick says there’s been no decision yet on when to re-open the launch at Kinloch Drive.
The launch on Westkal Road is out of service until further notice because it needs repairs.