It’s warming up, and the province wants you to be careful as you tear down your ice shack.
All shacks on the Red River need to come down Sunday, if the ice is safe. Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship says anyone with a structure on a lake or river in southern Manitoba should take down their shacks as soon as possible.
The mild winter means ice didn’t reach its usual thickness, which could lead to ice thawing faster.
Shacks on other major ice fishing hot spots, like Lake of the Prairies, Dauphin Lake, Moose Lake, Buffalo Bay and lakes near Riding Mountain need to be removed by Tuesday, about two weeks earlier than the province normally requires.