Ice on Rivers and retention ponds in and around the City of Winnipeg are beginning to break up and open water is appearing. The Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol Unit would like to remind the public that the water is still extremely cold and fast moving. Caution should be used by anyone that needs to be near these bodies of water.
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.