The Ministry of the Environment reminds you that ice fishing closes in northern Saskatchewan on April 15th. That means all fishing shelters in areas north of highway 16 must be removed by next Saturday, March 31st. They note each spring a number of ice fishing shelters are abandoned on the ice and these can pose a danger to boaters enjoying the summer lakes as well as causing environmental hazards when pieces wash up on shore. All litter must also be removed when the shelters are taken off the ice.
If shelters are not removed owners may be prosecuted and the structure and contents may be removed and confiscated. They also warn anyone traveling on the ice should take extreme caution and watch for indicators of unsafe conditions such as slush, thermal cracks and pressure ridges.