Icebreaking at Midland, Ontario

News release

March 17, 2021

Sarnia, OntarioSarnia, Ontario - The Canadian Coast Guard advises residents of Midland, Ontario that the CCGS Samuel Risley will be carrying out icebreaking operations in the area on or around March 19, 2021.

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.

Coast Guard icebreaking service on the Great Lakes and connecting waterways is delivered in close co-operation between the Canadian and United States Coast Guards. By working together the two Coast Guards ensure scheduled vessel traffic can move through the shipping channels and into and out of community harbours.

The date is subject to change with no notice, as activities could begin before or after that period, depending on operational requirements or weather conditions.

Details of the Canadian/U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking partnership can be viewed, here.

Contacts

Lauren Solski                                                                                 
Communications Advisor                                                               
Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard                       
519-383-1909                                                                                
Lauren.Solski@dfo-mpo.gc.ca                                                       

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Central and Arctic Region
204-984-4715
Xca.media@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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