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Video: Poor ice conditions on many Sudbury lakes, what to do if you fall through the ice

Fluctuating weather creating poor ice conditions in Greater Sudbury, be aware of ice conditions before venturing out onto the lake

Ontario is now under a stay-at-home order until at least Feb. 11 but the guidelines set by the government still allows for residents to enjoy outdoor activities as long as COVID-19 protocols are followed.

With people spending more time outdoors and the fluctuating weather we've been experiencing, Greater Sudbury Fire Services are cautioning the public of poor ice conditions on some city lakes.

Watch the video above as training officer Chris Zawierzeniec explains what you should do if you fall through the ice.

While Sudburians are still able to enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing and sliding during the stay-at-home order, it is important to pay attention to the condition of trails and ice surfaces before venturing out and remember to follow COVID-19 protocols or you could face serious fines.

  • Stay close to home. Do not travel to other regions.
  • Keep proper distance of 6-feet, wear a mask when that distance cannot be maintained.
  • Limit outdoor gatherings to five people. 
  • Physical distancing measures must be followed if a group of five includes people from other households.


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