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BC Hydro Issues Public Safety Advisory To Stay Away From Water Flow Above Elk Falls

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 8:31 AM

By Jay Herrington

Elk Falls and the suspension bridge. (PHOTO Stephen Watson, BC Hydro X, formerly Twitter)

BC Hydro is reminding the community to ‘watch the water’.

The Utilities company has issued a public safety advisory to stay away from the water flow above Elk Falls.

The warning went into effect on Sunday and will last at least through April 16th.

Flows will be increased within the Elk Falls Canyon for steelhead migration and spawning.

Staff at Lake Park Society, a local non-profit, are preparing for another busy season of outdoor youth programming at Cumberland Lake Park and Campground on Comox Lake.

Director of Education and Events, Stuart Higgs, says he’s seen an amazing response from the community, with many campers returning for their third year.

New grants will help keep costs down for many families.

The society says youth camps are a key component of its mission to “inspire wonder and connection, providing inclusive outdoor experiences to residents and visitors alike.”

There are programs for young to older campers - a new program will allow 13-to-15 year olds develop practices that support their mental health, hear from inspiring community mentors, and meet like-minded peers, all while getting active and outside at Comox Lake.

Funding through Island Health for this program will cover the cost of registration during its first year. 

Registration for all of Lake Park Society’s 2024 programs is now open.

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