The recent weather is causing problems for those who want to go ice fishing.
Multiple warm days in a row are starting to weaken the ice on nearby ponds and lakes, leading to safety concerns.
"If you're planning on going on any form of ice don't go by yourself. If you're going out ice fishing even just for the day, take a partner with you," said Fort Saskatchewan Fire Chief Shawn McKerry. "Then if one of you do happen to fall through the ice, the other can call for help."
Ice should be a minimum of 10 cm thick to walk on and 30 cm to drive on.
Other tips include:
- Don’t trust the ice. Always be aware of the thickness and quality of ice to reduce risk of breaking through.
- Avoid traveling on any ice in non-daylight hours.
- Wear a flotation device and cold protection suit, even if you’re fishing from shore or on thick ice.