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Thin Ice Reminder

Tue Mar 05 11:30:41 CST 2019

While last month was the coldest February on record, Fire & Protective Services
reminds residents to be cautious about thin ice. Residents are asked to stay away
from all bodies of water, including Wascana Lake and creek, storm channels and
detention ponds in residential neighbourhoods.
 
As Regina is experiencing a record breaking number of water breaks, there is a
higher than normal volume of water flowing through the storm channels. This volume
of water impacts the stability of the ice, making it dangerous.
 
Do 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.
 
It is also suggested dogs are kept leashed when close to bodies of water. If a pet
breaks through the ice, do not attempt to rescue it as you will be putting yourself in
serious danger.
 
If you see people, 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.