Ice Breaker2The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police will be patrolling the shore lines near the Owen Sound harbour and Georgian Bay today due to ice breaking operations in the area.

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents that there will be icebreaking operations in the area on March 8, 2021.

It is recommended that all recreational users of the ice - pedestrians, fishers, snowmobilers, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators - leave the ice during icebreaking operations. The ice may move, creating a real danger for anyone on the ice. Additionally, they should plan their activities carefully and use extreme caution after operations are complete as the ice will remain unstable after the icebreaker has left the area.

Grey Bruce OPP remind everyone to use extreme caution near the shorelines and inland on the harbours. Unseasonably mild temperatures are also expected this week.

source: media release, Grey Bruce OPP