City is­sues warn­ing of thin ice on lakes, creeks

Regina Leader-Post - - CITY + REGION -

Regina Fire and Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices is re­mind­ing the pub­lic to stay away from all bod­ies of wa­ter, in­clud­ing Was­cana Lake and creek, storm chan­nels and re­ten­tion ponds in res­i­den­tial neigh­bour­hoods.

Al­though ice is start­ing to form on wa­ter bod­ies around the city, it’s only a thin layer given the warmer tem­per­a­tures.

Through­out the win­ter sea­son, do not walk, ski, skate or play on any body of wa­ter, says the City of Regina.

Par­ents and guardians are asked to talk with chil­dren about safety.

The city also sug­gests keep­ing dogs on leash when close to bod­ies of wa­ter. If a pet breaks through the ice, au­thor­i­ties ad­vise against at­tempt­ing a res­cue since it puts the in­di­vid­ual in se­ri­ous dan­ger.

Any­one who sees peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly chil­dren, close to thin ice, is asked to call the Regina Po­lice Ser­vice at 306-777-6500. In an emer­gency in­volv­ing peo­ple or pets, call 911.

BRAN­DON HARDER

The city warns that al­though ice is start­ing to form on wa­ter bod­ies, it’s only a thin layer and can be dan­ger­ous.

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