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Check the ice before venturing out on lakes and rivers - Fire Dept.
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Check the ice before venturing out on lakes and rivers - Fire Dept.

Posted: 2024-02-16 11:10:15 By: thebay

Due to inconsistent and unseasonably warm temperatures over the past couple of weeks, the Huntsville / Lake of Bays Fire Department is urging residents and visitors to be particularly vigilant around ice on bodies of water and moving water during this long weekend, as the ice may not be safe.

The Fire Dept. says to assess ice conditions thoroughly before engaging in any activities on the ice, and ensure adequate ice thickness for the type of activity and number of participants. When in doubt, choose another activity.

Parents and guardians are advised to remind children about ice safety rules and to always seek help from an adult before engaging in ice activities. When ice conditions are dangerous, children should be directed to stay clear of open waters, creeks and rivers.

For more information, please refer to this ice safety article from Destination Ontario.