Ice breaking on Georgian Bay is expected to start this weekend. The Canadian Coast Guard, in partnership with the United States Coast Guard and the OPP, is advising residents and visitors that spring icebreaking operations will start on or around April 13th in Georgian Bay. An icebreaker will make its way into Georgian Bay, for Sunday and will start icebreaking operations in the areas of Owen Sound, Midland, and Whitefish River. Operations are expected to be ongoing throughout next week and ice breaking may be extended to other areas of Georgian Bay as required. The Canadian Coast Guard strongly recommends that fishermen and snowmobilers and other recreational users leave the ice immediately if they see an icebreaker as the ice may move or break apart even at a significant distance.