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