According to the Lifesaving Society, seven people die in Quebec every year as a result of falling through ice. Although the world outside is looking more wintery now in most parts of the Townships than it did in the latter days of 2019. Raynald Hawkins, Executive Director of the Quebec chapter of the society told The Record it is still too soon for anyone to be heading out onto the ice. “The ice is not there yet in most places,” Hawkins said, pointing to the recent rescue of two all-terrain-vehicle drivers near Granby and the sinking of several ice-fishing shelters in the Saguenay region over the holidays as signs that there is still uncertainty when it comes to ice thickness. “It has not been cold enough yet,” he said. See full story in the Thursday, Jan. 9 edition of The Record.