Ice conditions hazardous on area lakes

The Ministry of Natural Resources is warning snowmobilers to stay off area lakes because ice conditions are hazardous.
Thunder Bay District conservation officers reported two snowmobiles went through the ice on Lac des Mille Lacs last weekend.
No one was hurt, and the machines have been retrieved.
The public is encouraged to help protect Ontario’s natural resources by reporting violations to their local MNR office or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Editor’s note: A local snowmobiler recently went through the ice on Rainy Lake.