Town council is applying to the federal government for permission to erect speed limit signs on the upper Cowichan River. (Citizen file)

Town council is applying to the federal government for permission to erect speed limit signs on the upper Cowichan River. (Citizen file)

Council to apply to feds for speed limit signs on upper Cowichan River

Trying to curb jet ski speed

Lake Cowichan town council is looking to keep the upper Cowichan River a little calmer than it currently is.

“The application to the federal government for the installation of speed limit signs on the upper section of river within the town will be filed in the near future with the goal of having signs appropriately in place by next spring,” confirmed Mayor Bob Day.

Tubers flock to the river in the summertime, but speed signs? Are they necessary?

“Jet skis tend to come in there from time to time and show off to the tubers,” Day noted.

As for speed limit signs on Cowichan Lake itself, that would be an issue to be discussed at the CVRD as there is very little lake within the Town of Lake Cowichan, he said.

Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls) director Ian Morrison said he isn’t aware of any speed limit sign discussion having to do with the lake itself and did note that as it is a navigable waterway, it’s an issue that needs federal government approval.

Even so, he hasn’t heard of many speed complaints.

“There’s just the usual issues around noise and muscle boats which has been present every year and this year as well,” he noted.



sarah.simpson@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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