UPDATE: August 24, 2022: A cautionary advisory for an algae bloom issued by Interior Health (IH) on August 12, 2022 remains in place. IH is advising residents and visitors that the algae bloom is affecting the west portion of Nicole Lake, including the Nicola Lake Rest Area & Boat Launch near Highway 5A and North Shore near Harmon Estates.
According to IH, this cautionary advisory means that the presence of algae has been confirmed, but either no testing has been conducted or testing has not identified toxins.
During a cautionary advisory, IH recommends the following:
• Avoid any contact with water/recreational use is not advisable
• Consider an alternative drinking water source(s)
A copy of the advisory can be found here.
More information from Interior Health on algae blooms can be found here.