Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - The City of Brandon is warning the public off all bodies of water, with a Thin Ice Caution notice.
The City's Emergency Preparedness team issued the notice as pockets of air and open water are forming on the Assiniboine River.
Deputy Fire Chief Terry Parlow notes that while the Assiniboine is one concern, all open bodies of water should be considered off limits.
Parlow says the City's Water Rescue is well trained and always ready. He says it's better that they don't have to be called out this spring.
The City notes those using the Assiniboine Corridor to exercise their animals should be cautious walking close to the river.