Public Cautioned About Ice-Covered Bodies of Water

River Ice
Ice begins to form and collect on the banks of the Red River near the Provencher Bridge in St. Boniface on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

With ice beginning to form on the city’s waterways, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service and Winnipeg police are reminding residents to be cautious around bodies of water.

As temperatures continue to drop, ice will soon cover rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, and ditches, creating extremely dangerous conditions.

The WFPS has received 86 calls related to water and ice safety as of October 31.

More information on ice safety is available below or by calling the WFPS public education branch at (204) 986-2096.