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Spring Icebreaking Operations Commencing on Georgian Bay to Begin This Weekend

The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Midland Ontario on Georgian Bay that spring icebreaking operations will start on or about Saturday March 24 2018. The purpose of this annual operation is to break up the ice in order to allow commercial vessels safe and efficient movement into and out of the harbour. Residents can expect to see the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon icebreaking in the area.

It is recommended that all recreational users of the ice – pedestrians, fishers, snowmobilers, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators – leave the ice during icebreaking operations. The ice may move, creating a real danger for anyone on the ice. Additionally, they should plan their activities carefully and use extreme caution after operations are complete as the ice will remain unstable after the icebreaker has left the area.