HAY RIVER, Northwest Territories (December 13, 2018) -- NTPC is warning snowmobilers and others who use bodies of water such as Jackfish Lake for recreation and other activities that thin ice and open water pose a significant risk to their safety. People are advised to stay off Jackfish Lake near NTPC’s power plant as well as off Bluefish Lake near the hydro dam.
“We have seen snowmobile tracks in areas close to our facilities that indicate people are placing themselves and their equipment at risk in areas where the ice is very thin,” said Colin Steed, Assistant Director of Hydro Operations. “Although we have posted warning signs in the area, they are either not being seen or are being overlooked by some snowmobilers. There is thin ice and open water near these facilities and should be avoided.”
In addition to signage, NTPC will continue to use its social media channels as well as print and radio advertisements to ensure that this message gets out. Safety is NTPC’s top priority, both for its workers and for the general public.
NTPC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NT Hydro, which in turn is 100 percent owned by the Government of the Northwest Territories.