Beverly Anderson, chair of the Sylvan Lake Management Committee (pictured) and Mayor Susan Samson visited 54 ice huts on the afternoon of Jan. 12 to discuss the “Take It Off” program.
Samson reported they saw seven huts displaying registration numbers and registered another five on-site. “It was a colder day so many huts were unattended,” she said. “The fishermen were very welcoming and enthusiastic about the program. Fishing is reported to be good, particularly in the morning and late afternoon.”
The pair plan to go out again in February to encourage registration in the voluntary program. The program helps police find owners should there be theft or vandalism. It also helps officials contact owners in the spring if structures are found abandoned on the lake after Mar. 31, the last day of the ice fishing season.
Registration forms are available at Sylvan Lake town hall, Lacombe County office and Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment. There’s also an online registration at www.sylvanlake.ca/home/take-it-off.