Wawa Police Urge Safety Amid Ice Fishing Derby

With anglers in Wawa for the annual derby, police are reminding everyone to be especially careful for a safe weekend.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police Constable Trevor Tremblay notes some concerns stemming from the milder weather and heavy snowfall.

Constable Tremblay adds the snow also poses problems in-town, with some large snowbanks at intersections and parking lots - he recommends drivers and snowmobilers take your time and proceed "very, very slowly" in such situations, even if you have the right-of-way.

OPP have brought in outside help for snowmobile patrols and RIDE checks.