Winter Preparations

With winter freeze up approaching, plans are in place to remove the public boat launch dock and the resort owned docks (north of the boat launch) shortly after the October long weekend, sometime between Oct 11th and the 14th.

Bob’s Place – Hours of Operation

Bob’s Place, the store at Marean Lake Resort, is adjusting hours for the remainder of the season.

While the Store will not be open during the week, the showers/laundry will still be available and daily boat docking can still be booked by calling or texting 306-322-7974 or 306-322-7238 with payment on the weekend. 

Street Signs Vandalized

This summer vandals have stolen and damaged all the street signs in our resort.

These signs play a critical role when it comes to safety and the ability of emergency vehicles and first responders to find locations quickly when needed. They are also costly to replace, at taxpayer expense, and needlessly divert funds allocated for other purposes.

MLAC and the RM of Bjorkdale take all acts of vandalism very seriously and anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact any member of MLAC or the RCMP.  Please report vandalism so we can try to stop this from occurring in the future.

Swimmer’s Itch Reported

Swimmers have recently reported swimmer’s itch occurring near the beach area. While not common at Marean Lake, it does occur when conditions are right.  Although uncomfortable, this allergic reaction to parasites in the water is usually short-lived. The parasites that cause swimmer’s itch live in the blood of waterfowl and animals that live in or near the lake.

Here are some things that can help:

  • Dry off thoroughly after leaving the water with a brisk toweling to dislodge any parasites on your skin.
  • Coat your body prior to swimming with sun block, repellent, or anything that waterproofs the skin.
  • Shower shortly after swimming using a body wash.
  • Refrain from feeding the ducks and geese, they could be carriers of this parasite and the more they hang around the more likely the area will be affected.
  • Consult your physician if the condition becomes severe.

Click here for more information on swimmer’s itch:


Swim Platform Fundraiser

Check back here weekly for results!

  • July 30, 2016:  winning ticket 584096, collected $108
  • August 6, 2016: winner Kathy Smith ticket 584716,  collected $350
  • August 13, 2016: winning ticket 585018, collects $237.50
  • August 20, 2016: winner Foster Finlayson ticket 585371,  collected $155




Over the May long weekend an underage ATV driver was involved in a single vehicle accident within our resort. MLAC would like to remind everyone that ALL ROADS within the resort are PUBLIC ROADS and all the rules governing all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s) apply.  The safety of both riders and other users of our roads is paramount, and continued illegal and unsafe use of these vehicles is not acceptable.  Please understand your responsibilities and drive safely.

Fire Conditions Still Challenging

While neither Greenwater Provincial Park nor the Rural Municipality of Bjorkdale have implemented fire bans, the fire risk remains elevated and caution is required. MLAC is continuing to ask that people voluntarily restrict their fire use.

MLAC Nominations are Open

Nominations forms and related information for election to the Marean Lake Advisory Committee have now been posted to the website of the RM of Bjorkdale.  The links are available under the ‘Marean Lake’ tab, or they can also be accessed directly through these links:

Nominations close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday June 1, 2016 and MUST be submitted to the RM Office.  To be nominated you must be an eligible voter in the subdivision and the form must be signed by any other 2 voters in the subdivision.  Only  one position is open for re-election each year.