Christina Lake Official Community Plan Review

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The Christina Lake Official Community Plan (OCP) is under review. We need the community's input!

An OCP sets out an area’s long-term strategy for physical, economic, environmental and social development. Each OCP includes policies that reflect community goals and objectives. Our Board adopts OCPs as formal bylaws.

The current Electoral Area 'C'/Christina Lake OCP Bylaw was passed in 2004, so it's time to go through it and see what still works and what needs to be added or updated.

The review includes assessing the OCP for whether it meets legislated requirements and whether it still reflects the values that Christina

The Christina Lake Official Community Plan (OCP) is under review. We need the community's input!

An OCP sets out an area’s long-term strategy for physical, economic, environmental and social development. Each OCP includes policies that reflect community goals and objectives. Our Board adopts OCPs as formal bylaws.

The current Electoral Area 'C'/Christina Lake OCP Bylaw was passed in 2004, so it's time to go through it and see what still works and what needs to be added or updated.

The review includes assessing the OCP for whether it meets legislated requirements and whether it still reflects the values that Christina Lake residents hold for how your community will develop in the next ten years. Policies laid out in the OCP will then be reflected in the Zoning Bylaw, when it is updated.

In 2018, a steering committee was formed to undertake the review. This committee has been meeting almost every month and is made up of community members from Christina Lake, including local business owners, retirees, long-time residents, summer residents and everyone in between. The committee discusses the ideas and policies in the OCP and propose and discuss changes. The committee members bring guidance through highlighting the desires and concerns of their community.

Tell your story

Christina Lake is an important place for full-time residents, summer time residents, visitors and guests. Many people have come here as individuals and families for many years creating a unique community and one that loves this place dearly. Please share your story of this place and how you would like to see it be in 10 years time. 

Are there changes you would like to see? 

What would you like to see stay the same?

Your stories help everyone understand their neighbours and relate concerns and wishes for your community!

Your story is important to the story of Christina Lake. Thank you for taking the time to include it!

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    Young families

    by Lifer, 8 days ago

    I am a full time resident of Christina lake and have been most of my life. I grew up here and am now raising my family here.

    Something I think this community could benefit greatly from is a multi use community building.
    the welcome centre and Community halls are great both for tourism and cultural reasons and even certain gatherings. What I propose is a building that can be used for all different types of indoor/outdoor sports for both kids and adults. We’ve done such a great job paving the way with the new pickle ball courts. Let’s keep that... Continue reading

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    Old folks

    by dwmulligan, 23 days ago
    My wife and I are getting to the stage in life where we need to start thinking about a smaller home with no stairs. We have been looking at apartments in the Fraser Valley but would love to be able to stay at the lake.


    Maybe the time has come for some property at the lake rezoned for senior housing or multi family apartment type housing?

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    Jet Boats, Noise and Enforcement

    by arogers, about 1 month ago
    Hello!

    I am beyond fortunate to have a lakeside cabin which my grandpa built in '48-'53. It's still in the family and I spent my entire childhood summers at the lake ('86-'03). My parents, retired, spend 5 months each year there and my fiance and I just returned from one week vacation. This has been the clearest August (o smoke!) I can remember and I'm very happy you pre-warmed the lake for us :)

    Like many below, I too share the concern that the stereos in boats are getting a little out of hand. Our cabin is mid-lake, and we... Continue reading

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    Fireworks

    by Denise, about 2 months ago

    We need to ban the personal use and sales of fireworks in Christina Lake.
    The Summers are getting busier every yesr with more people letting off fireworks/firecrackers usually under the influence of alcohol which is a deadly mix.

    They cause huge fire and noise hazards for our beautiful, peaceful community. They also affect the environment and are extremely stressful for the wildlife and pets we cherish.
    There could be a "hotline" set up for people to report infractions and fines levied as a deterrent.
    Also, laser firework shows should be considered for community events.


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    60+ years at the lake

    by evwilliams, about 2 months ago

    My family acquired a lot and built their cabin on Alpine Rd. 65 years ago and we are still enjoying it. What we most like is the quiet, being able to breathe clean air, see wildlife, and swim. What ruins it is the people who play music from their boats, which one cannot escape from. I would like to see noise bylaws limiting use of acoustics on boats, and limiting noise in general at night. We also need to keep restricting all fires when the fire hazard is extreme. I would also propose that we limit outdoor illumination at night... Continue reading

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    Best place on earth!

    by Seamarsh, about 2 months ago

    I have enjoyed Christina Lake since 1969 in our family cabin and probably before that when I was younger. I love the rural peace and the enjoy the nature surrounding the area. I would prefer to keep the lake area "untouched" by human consumption that comes in the form of more development. I would like to see Interfor closely monitored as they log closer and closer to the lake and within lake view. It is happening. It would be great to create some reasonable by-laws that have some teeth for enforcement. I like the peace of the lake which means... Continue reading

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    Regulations on the lake

    by mmkatthelake, about 2 months ago

    Something happened on my early morning lake paddle today that I’d like to bring up. Each summer I feel I need to get on the lake earlier and earlier and stay closer to shore to avoid boats. So, I do. While I was heading back to my starting point at 7 am, where Christina Creek meets the lake, one lone boat (the only one I saw) came from the north towing a skier and following close to the shoreline. I might have been 50 feet from the buoys at the nature park when said boat decided to cut between me... Continue reading

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    Business Signage

    by Sand Dollar Store , about 2 months ago

    Hi, I'm Julie Randall from the Sand Dollar Store.

    We first opened our business 5 years ago. At that time, I could not find an answer to our "highway signage" request. I basically was told ,you can put them up where you want but dept of highways might take it down for plowing and you could find you sign In the ditch.

    This past winter, the Dept. Of highways took the signs down ( sawed the posts down), didnt advise, and removed them from site. After having to make several phone calls, we tracked them down at the highways' yard... Continue reading

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    Protect the lake

    by jsc, 2 months ago

    Changes -

    Stop the damage to the shoreline by restricting the flooded wake boats' wave impact. These boats create storm size waves all day long ruining the shoreline environment. Healthy shorelines are important to the overall health of the lake. I would like to see the police boat effectively keep these boats further away from the shoreline.

    The police boat could also be helpful in managing the level of music and un-muffled engines.


    Stay the same - keep the shoreline healthy and natural. Protect the peace and quiet.

    Most residents prefer the quiet, clean atmosphere and are willing to work... Continue reading

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    Quiet and smoke free

    by jmc, 3 months ago

    I love it here and have been coming here for 60 years. I like the suggestion of another writer for a safe bike/walkway from the Alpine area to the Chritina Lake town. It's not a good bike ride on the highway so going to the 'other end' requires getting in the car. I would love to ride my bike if it was safe. It would be great to have more/some monitoring of boom boats - the boats that sit on the lake with their stereos booming on summer days. I would like to see burning banned during the summer months... Continue reading