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​Spring Safety Message: Be Careful Around Waterways

Hazardous conditions on and around bodies of water

Varying weather conditions make bodies of water extremely hazardous this time of year.

Newmarket - March 8, 2017 – Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is reminding residents of the dangers that exist near bodies of water around this time of year and urges people to keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways.

Because of recent thaws, the remaining snow and ice that exists has become increasingly unstable. While we expect a return to winter conditions over the next several days, any ice cover that reforms over lakes, rivers and creeks will be extremely thin and may be deceptively safe. Slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures add to the hazard level around bodies of water.

Long term forecasts show a return to above zero temperatures by the end of next week. The warmer temperatures, however, bring rain, melting snow and ice, and faster flowing rivers. If enjoying the outdoors, please keep family members and pets safely away from any water's edge and help make this an enjoyable spring.

For more information, call your local conservation authority:
  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority  (905) 895-1281
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority  (416) 661-6514
  • Conservation Halton  (905) 336-1158 
  • Credit Valley Conservation  (905) 670-1615
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority  (905) 579-0411
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority  (905) 885-8173
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority  (705) 424-1479
  • Kawartha Conservation  (705) 328-2271 

It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

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Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email:s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca

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