A woman was injured on Sunday after falling on the ice on Back Bay.

Paramedics attended to the woman and brought her across the ice on a rescue sled and back to shore, where she was transported to Stanton Territorial Hospital by ambulance.

Paramedics prepare to transport a woman on a stretcher after she suffered minor injuries from a fall on the ice at Back Bay, on Sunday. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

“She’s in stable condition with minor injuries after a fall to the ice,” Municipal Enforcement Division Const. Timothy Moore said at the scene.

Paramedics slide a woman across the ice on Back Bay using a rescue sled after she fell and suffered minor injuries, on Sunday. Blair McBride/NNSL photo

“Yk Fire Department responded with a rescue truck and an ambulance with our ice rescue equipment,” Moore added.

While much of Back Bay is frozen and dozens of Yellowknifers were skating on it Saturday and Sunday, it was unknown if the ice has reached a depth of six inches, which is regarded as the minimum safety standard by the city’s Fire Division.

City spokesperson Alison Harrower said the City strongly recommends the public stays off the ice until it measures six inches deep and encourages the public to be careful whenever travelling on the ice.

“Ice testing results will be posted every Monday, starting Nov. 2, until all areas tested reach six inches in thickness,” she said

Dozens of Yellowknifers were skating on the ice on Back Bay on Sunday. Blair McBride/NNSL photo


According to ice measurements conducted last year by the Great Slave Lake Snowmobile Association, the ice on Back Bay measured four inches on Nov. 3.

Only Niven, Frame, Range and Rat lakes and the pond behind Kasteel Drive were recorded as having ice that was at least six inches deep.


Blair McBride

Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, business and education. Before coming to Yellowknife he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western...

Leave a comment

Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.