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Dryden council asked to limit use of de-icers

By Tim Davidson Jun 11, 2024 | 8:49 AM

The City of Dryden is being asked to crack down on the use of de-icers, or bubblers on lakes within the city.

Megan Kroeker made a deputation Monday night and says a neighbor ran a de-icer last winter on Thunder Lake and caused thin ice and open water in other areas of the lake.

Kroeker adds that a de-icer has limited some of the things they normally would like to do during the winter.

“Because of unsafe ice and open water, many of us on our shoreline on Thunder Lake, were not able to use, or had limited use of ATV’s, snowmobiles, skating rinks and ice fishing from our properties on our shore.”

Kroeker says other municipalities have by-laws outlawing the use of de-icers and she would like Dryden council to follow suit.

She also says she has over 220 names on a petition opposing the use of de-icers, bubblers or submersible pumps.

(Photo from Megan Kroeker in her presentation to Dryden Council)