It's winter and people want to skate on frozen lakes and ponds in the area.
But as temperatures fluctuate, you can't always know how thick the ice is beneath your feet.
Safety becomes an issue because most are not maintained by the municipalities.
The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg operate one pond in Dayspring at the Mark.
MODL routinely checks ice-thickness and posts results on signs at the pond and on Facebook.
The municipality follows Red Cross Standards which ensures the ice is 20cm thick.
Bridgewater and Lunenburg, however, aren't responsible for any ponds so it's up to the individual to check ice thickness.
Red Cross Canada provides tips on ice safety.