Serving the area of Palette, Ripple, Jessop and Waseosa Lakes for more than 50 years

A guide to checking Ice Conditions.


Clear Ice
Thickness in Inches (cm)
1-3/4" (4.5cm) One person on skies
2" (5cm) One person on foot or skates
3" (7.5cm) One snowmobile
3" (7.5cm) A group of people walking single file
7" (18cm) A single passenger automobile
8" (20cm) A 2-1/2 ton truck
9" (23cm) A 3-1/2 ton truck
10" (25.4cm) A 7 to 8 ton truck

February 1 Local conditions

Ice continues to be problematic, both on and off shore. 2 days of warm weather and rain followed by a deep freeze left most of the land mass coated in a layer of smooth slick ice. That was bad enough, but now it's coated with a fine snow deep enough to prevent ice cleats, studs, crampons and snow tires from contacting the ice, but which slides over the ice quite easily. It looks like any normal snow-covered landscape but the effect is like driving and walking on a layer of greased ball bearings. Please be very careful.

2017 Official Plan Review

ast President Brian Gray has been serving as a member of the Citizens' Working Group during this review, and offers this perspective on the process.
I suggest that whatever your views, what matters most is making yourself heard (and ideally your members) with the councillors. This can be at one of the meetings, via email, or via the comment form in the Town's letter. Individual citizens' voices DO MATTER to the councillors. Deputy Mayor Karen Terziano is particularly important.

Lake Etiquette

Welcome to the lake!! How lucky you are to spend time on Waseosa, Pallet, Ripple or Jingo Lake.

We know you want to be a good neighbour and an active protector of our special environment.

To do this there are a few simple things you must know:

  •        what to do with your garbage
  •        how to get along with the neighbors
  •        how to have as little impact on the lake as possible yet still enjoy its simple pleasures


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