Regina Residents Reminded to Keep Off Ice
Unusually warm weather means ice conditions on ponds can change quickly and without warning, creating a hidden hazard.
“With the recent weather being warmer than a typical November, myself and the team from Regina Fire & Protective Services remind residents to keep off the ice,” said Fire Chief Layne Jackson. “We know that people are enjoying the outdoors, especially during COVID-19, and we want them to do so safely. There is a risk of thin ice so residents, children and pets need to stay a safe distance away from all bodies of water including Wascana Lake and creek, storm channels, detention ponds and recreational lakes in residential areas.”
Err on the side of caution. Residents should not walk, ski, skate or play on any body of water. Parents and guardians are asked to take a few moments to talk with children about this important safety rule.
Remember to keep dogs on a leash when close to bodies of water. If a pet breaks through the ice, do not attempt a rescue as you will be putting yourself and others in danger.
If you see anyone, particularly children, close to thin ice, call Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500.
In an emergency involving people or pets, call 9-1-1.