At this time of year rivers and retention ponds are very dangerous due to slippery banks and thin ice. The water is very cold and incapacitation can occur in minutes if immersed. Please use extreme caution if you need to be in close proximity to these bodies of water. If at all possible, avoid them altogether.
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.