New ‘control buoys’ on Cultus Lake installed to help increase safety

BC Parks, Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe hope to avoid serious boating incidents seen in recent years
Chilliwack RCMP are alerting the public of modifications to Cultus Lake this year to improve safety on the water.

BC Parks, in collaboration with Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe, has installed new control buoys around the lake to mark speed restricted zones.

Over the past two summers, RCMP have noted increased vessel traffic on the lake with serious incidents occurring on the water.

Bigger Than Me Podcast: Derek Epp | Chief of Tzeachten First Nation

Derek Epp is a father, husband and the Chief of Tzeachten First Nation. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, he is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Executive, and was elected to the First Nation Health Council. Derek is also the Vice President for the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe Management Ltd.

Derek Epp is a proud descendant of the Wealick family and is honoured to walk with the Xwelmexw name Weli’leq while serving his community. Mr. Epp received a Diploma in Social Services while specializing in First Nations studies.