Know when it’s safe to venture onto the ice

Manitoba Public Insurance and Lifesaving Society Manitoba are reminding pedestrians, motorists, snowmobilers, ice fishers and quad riders to check the ice thickness before venturing out on the frozen waterways. Every early December, dozens of vehicles break through thin ice, putting lives at risk.

On average, 65 people go through the ice and drown in Canada every year.

Lifesaving Society Manitoba warns that no ice is ever 100 per cent safe, and if going onto the ice be prepared to fall through into cold water.

For more information contact:

Manitoba Public Insurance

Media Relations Unit


Lifesaving Society Manitoba

Lorne Edwards – Media Coordinator

204-956-2124 Ext.5

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