Residents have been taking advantage of the cold conditions to travel on the Boyne River, leaving tracks across the fresh snow. But the local fire department says it is currently unsafe to do so. (EMILY DISTEFANO/VALLEY LEADER)

Stay off the ice!

The Carman-Dufferin Fire Department is asking people to stay off the Boyne River until further notice.

A fire hydrant sits surrounded by snow drifts on Winkler's Main Street. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Winkler Fire outlines snow woes

The Winkler Fire Department is asking residents to be aware of fire hydrants when clearing snow and make sure gas piping is clear of snow.