Coast Guard in Port Au Choix Clearing Ice

The Canadian Coast Guard is in Port au Choix today clearing some of the harbour of sea ice.

The CCGS Earl Grey will be leaving what’s known as “an open water track in the ice.”

A crack or break far away from where the icebreaker is working, causing safety risks for anyone on the ice. As such residents are reminded to stay off the water.

The CCGS Earl Grey is a Samuel Risley-class light icebreaker and buoy tender.

Photo: ENvironment Canada

About 40 percent of the area is locked in ice.