Soon, ice will be forming on and near Winnipeg waterways and retention ponds. The Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol Unit advises staying away from these areas as cold water immersion may prove fatal.
The Winnipeg Police
Service River Patrol is part of the Traffic
Unit. The River Patrol is committed to enhancing the
year-round use and safety of all navigable and frozen
waterways including various retention ponds by education,
enforcement of respective laws, acts, by-laws and
regulations, and to further provide technical and advisory
support to both internal and external agencies.