CENTRAL ONTARIO — With slightly warmer weather this weekend, police remind those planning on outdoor adventures to do so safely.
Especially if out on water.
Kawartha OPP say if your plans include being on the ice in any capacity, whether that be for a game of hockey, to walk the dog, do some ice fishing, or on a snowmobile, remember to check the thickness.
The Lifesaving Society recommends a minimum of four inches for walking and ice fishing and five inches for one snowmobile or ATV.
Remember that in areas of moving water the ice will be less stable.
When venturing out onto the ice, do so with another person and be prepared for an emergency — wear ice picks or a floater suit and carry a fully charged cell phone with you.
They also say it is important to tell someone your plan, including your intended route, how long you will be gone and any stops you plan to make along the way.
Planning ahead will help to ensure that the outdoor activities are enjoyed by all.