Ice on all lakes in and around Yellowknife is safe to go on, according to city officials.
Ice thickness measurements conducted by the city, in cooperation with the Great Slave Snowmobile Association, have determined that all areas tested have more than six inches of ice.
Residents were advised not to go on the ice until it reached that thickness.
Despite these latest measurements, the Yellowknife Fire Division is reminding residents to be careful on the ice at all times, especially in a vehicle or on a machine.
You’re asked to keep these tips in mind:
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Travel with a partner
- Ice thickness varies, there are always areas of weakness
- Carry dry clothing and matches with you
- If you are unsure of the ice thickness, drill a test hole or stay off of the ice entirely
For tips on what to do if you or someone else fall through the ice, click here.