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Province Issues Thin Ice Warning for Winter Revelers

November 20, 2010 8:06 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Frozen Pond

A thin ice warning was issued by the province Friday, advising winter enthusiasts not to venture onto lakes, rivers or streams.

The freshly fallen snow has created the opportunity for some recreational activities, but officials are urging people to stay away from open water.

The dangers are also being underlined for snowmobilers, who may come across bodies of water on their trails.

Snoman, through a network of about 51 volunteer clubs across Manitoba, grooms and maintains a network of more than 12,000 kilometres of designated trails.

“Snowmobilers are urged to ride safely and we would ask all trail users to check our website for trail conditions, prior to departure, to ensure that trails are open,” said Ken Lucko, executive director of Snowmobilers of Manitoba (Snoman)

Updated trail conditions are available at Snoman.mb.ca.