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Residents reminded to keep pets away from ice-covered water

The City of Lethbridge, Fire & Emergency Services are reminding residents to keep their pets on a leash when walking near ice-covered water.

Pets are not aware of the hidden danger of falling through the ice.  If your pet gets loose on the ice, coax it back to shore - do not go after it. If your pet does fall through the ice call 911 immediately.

Do not attempt to rescue your pet yourself. The fire department will respond with ice rescue equipment and attempt to rescue your pet.

Residents are also reminded that going on any storm pond ice is prohibited and that ice thickness in storm ponds is not monitored by the City. The only ice that is monitored is at Nicholas Sheran, Henderson and Chinook Lakes, all of which are unsafe at this time.

For more information about ice safety please go to

Media contact: 
Brendon Pyne
Team Lead, Water Rescue
Fire & Emergency Services