It may still be February and while ice on the Bay of Quinte and other local waterways looks frozen, it may not be in some places.
OPP are warning the public about the dangers of soft ice this time of year and are giving some tips on making sure you keep yourself safe.
Those tips include, not going out onto the ice on stormy days, or if you’ve consumed alcohol or drugs.
Not travelling alone, or in the dark, across frozen waterways and making sure you let someone know when you’re supposed to be back.
You should also carry a small “survival kit’ including ice picks, rope, a lighter or waterproof matches, a compass and a whistle.
Police also say you should be 100% sure about ice thickness and that the thickness can change rapidly due to various conditions including weather, pressure cracks and currents.