Cultus Lake

Reece Howden of Canada crosses the finish line at an FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup event in Idre, Sweden, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Howden took fifth place in the men’s competition. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden finishes fifth at ski-cross world championships

Howden was perfect until the semi-final, when an error cost him a shot at a gold medal

 

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden on the course at Idre Fjäll in Sweden where he turned in another dominant World Cup ski cross performance. (Alpine Canada)

Cultus Lake skier Reece Howden stacks up World Cup wins in Sweden

Howden won two more long-distance ski cross races to expand his lead in the World Cup standings

 

Cultus Lake Park Board has its commercial lease application under review, with the proposed area in the blue. (Government of BC)

Cultus Lake Park Board clarifies that lease plan is not about restricting waterfront access

Public has until Jan. 9 deadline to comment on commercial lease plan under consideration by province

 

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden claimed his second career FIS World Cup ski-cross win Monday at the Val Thoren Ski Resort in the French Alps. (FIS video)

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden gets World Cup ski-cross win at Val Thoren

Howden earned 1st place in a ski-cross event Monday and is now the leader in the World Cup rankings

Cultus Lake’s Reece Howden claimed his second career FIS World Cup ski-cross win Monday at the Val Thoren Ski Resort in the French Alps. (FIS video)
RCMP responded to a report of a large gathering at Cultus Lake Memorial Church Saturday, only to find a crew shooting a movie. (Google Maps photo)

Gathering at Cultus Lake church turns out to be film shoot

RCMP were dispatched to investigate, but a film crew from Southside Church was following protocols

RCMP responded to a report of a large gathering at Cultus Lake Memorial Church Saturday, only to find a crew shooting a movie. (Google Maps photo)
Neil McKenzie, seen here on Dec. 10, 2020, started a petition after boat-mooring buoy rental fees at Cultus Lake have gone from $150 to $500 for next year. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cultus Lake boaters outraged that buoy fees slated to more than triple

Petition started to oppose to increase that will take fees from $150 to $500 next year

Neil McKenzie, seen here on Dec. 10, 2020, started a petition after boat-mooring buoy rental fees at Cultus Lake have gone from $150 to $500 for next year. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Main beach dock ends at Cultus Lake might be permanently removed

Main beach dock ends at Cultus Lake might be permanently removed

Overcrowding and COVID-19 transmission risks were the reasons for the recommended closure

Main beach dock ends at Cultus Lake might be permanently removed
Gary Haggquist’s art exhibition, Love This Land, is on display in the art gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until Oct. 4. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Haggquist show at Chilliwack Cultural Centre encompasses 40 years of art

Love This Land, which includes one unfinished piece, is Gary Haggquist’s first solo show in 19 years

Gary Haggquist’s art exhibition, Love This Land, is on display in the art gallery at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre until Oct. 4. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack’s masters swimmers move outside during COVID pandemic

Chilliwack’s masters swimmers move outside during COVID pandemic

Senior swimmers tackled a length-of-the-lake swim at Cultus Lake, capping off months of training

Chilliwack’s masters swimmers move outside during COVID pandemic
Marks on the bottom of a canoe allegedly made when a motor boat brushed it hard enough to leave paint marks and toss its occupant, Peggy Joe, into Cultus Lake. (Rick Joe/Facebook)

RCMP charge Langley man in connection with boat collision on Cultus Lake

A 67-year-old man allegedly operated a motor boat that collided with a woman paddling a canoe

Marks on the bottom of a canoe allegedly made when a motor boat brushed it hard enough to leave paint marks and toss its occupant, Peggy Joe, into Cultus Lake. (Rick Joe/Facebook)
Emil Anderson Maintenance helped with a temporary solution to the illegal parking on Columbia Valley Road for the B.C. Day long weekend, erecting traffic cones along the no-parking zones to deter traffic. There will also be extra RCMP officers and towing for those who ignore the rules. (Kayli Sartori/ Facebook)

Temporary solution found for illegal parking at Cultus Lake

Traffic cones, tow truck and extra RCMP on hand to handle parking situation for B.C Day long weekend

Emil Anderson Maintenance helped with a temporary solution to the illegal parking on Columbia Valley Road for the B.C. Day long weekend, erecting traffic cones along the no-parking zones to deter traffic. There will also be extra RCMP officers and towing for those who ignore the rules. (Kayli Sartori/ Facebook)
The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)

Motor boat allegedly sideswiped paddler at Cultus Lake

Operator allegedly left the scene after collision knocked paddler into the water near Main Beach

The motor boat that allegedly sideswiped a paddler at Cultus Lake’s Main Beach on the morning of July 29, 2020. (Rick Joe/Facebook)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Police looking for footage of alleged assault at Cultus Lake

RCMP say the attack may have been racially motivated and seek the public’s help

  • Jul 29, 2020
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Jesse Wegenast is the founder of the Cultus Lake Flower Festival which is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Cultus Lake Flower Fest returns with more variety this year

Colourful field of flowers is smaller than last year’s, but it’s still ‘mighty beautiful,’ says owner

Jesse Wegenast is the founder of the Cultus Lake Flower Festival which is now open at 4215 Wilson Rd. in Yarrow. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Manpreet Singh (left) drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Left: GoFundMe photo; Right: Shane MacKichan video still)

Good Samaritan tells story of finding body of young man who drowned at Cultus Lake

Experienced spearfisher who dove into the water found and recovered the body of Manpreet Singh

Manpreet Singh (left) drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Left: GoFundMe photo; Right: Shane MacKichan video still)
Cultus Lake Park Board has a new commissioner, Kirk Dzaman. (GoogleMaps)

Kirk Dzaman appointed Cultus Lake Park Board commissioner

It fills void left by Joe Lamb, who was appointed chief administrative officer of CLPB on June 17

Cultus Lake Park Board has a new commissioner, Kirk Dzaman. (GoogleMaps)
Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)

GoFundMe set up to help send body of Cultus Lake drowning victim back home to India

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25 while he was swimming in the lake at Entrance Bay

Manpreet Singh, 22, died on Saturday, July 25, 2020 when he drowned in Cultus Lake. His family is now raising money to send his body back home to India. (GoFundMe/ Chilliwack Progress)
Cultus Lake residents say lives are endangered by visitors who ignore no-parking zones

Cultus Lake residents say lives are endangered by visitors who ignore no-parking zones

In a Facebook letter, a resident says emergency crews can’t get through to answer distress calls

Cultus Lake residents say lives are endangered by visitors who ignore no-parking zones
A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)

UPDATE: Student from India drowned at Cultus Lake Saturday

22-year-old Kwantlen student went under the water at Entrance Bay and could not be revived

A man drowned after going under water in Entrance Bay in Cultus Lake Provincial Park around 3 p.m. on July 25, 2020. Cultus Lake Fire Department, BCEHS, Chilliwack SAR and RCMP all responded to the scene. (Shane MacKichan video still)
These are some of the lost items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)                                These are some of the items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack diver retrieves items dropped in Cultus Lake

‘If anyone has lost anything in Cultus Lake, let me know I’ll try and find it for you,’ diver posted

These are some of the lost items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)                                These are some of the items retrieved recently from Cultus Lake. (Youtube screenshot)