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Fall and Winter Safety

Have a Safe Fall and Winter!

The arrival of colder weather and snow signals the start of Manitoba's fall and winter recreation season.  Have fun and enjoy Manitoba's great outdoors but keep safety in mind.  Click on the links to the left for cold weather safety tips and information. 


Hazards

Find out more about Canada's weather hazards such as blizzards, extreme cold and freezing rain. Make sure your family is prepared for a winter emergency.

Be Prepared - Manitoba Hydro
Manitoba Hydro`s website contains information on seasonal safety for home and cottage. You will also find great information on how to deal with emergency situations from downed power lines to power outages. Emergency numbers can also be found on this website.

Ice Cutting and Ice Breaking
Ice cutting and ice breaking can cause dangerous ice conditions.  Check here for public safety notices.

Winter Hazards
Find out more about Canada's severe winter weather conditions. 

Danger - Thin Ice
Stay off thin ice. Information about ice thickness required for winter activities.

Shovelling snow safely
Tips on how to shovel snow safely.

72 Hours - Is your family prepared? 
Are you ready to take care of yourself and your family for a least 72 hours in case of a major emergency?

Cold Weather Walking Tips

Sidewalk conditions in Winnipeg
SureFoot issues daily updates on winter weather-related walking conditions in Winnipeg.
 


Power Failures

Severe weather can cause power outages during the winter.  Be prepared with flash lights and candles in your home.  Remember, cordless telephones won't operate without electricity, so be sure you have a  hard-wired telephone or mobile telephone.  Here are more tips  for power outages and other winter safety concerns from Manitoba Hydro:

What to do during a power outage

Natural gas safety and disruption

Carbon monoxide safety at home

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