The dates of freezing and ice breaking
vary considerably from year to year.
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Sephane, 35, a captain on a ice breaking
ship in the Canadian Arctic, missed the start of the trek because of injuries he sustained in a car crash.
"It was really terrifying," said teacher Steve Van Oostveen, remembering the ice breaking
apart a few feet from where the group was traveling on snowmobiles.
The most imposing part of Impression Debacle was two continuous videotapes of ice breaking
up on the Chaudiere River in Beauce (a province of Quebec) projected on two adjacent walls.
If fees are eventually proposed for ice breaking
and dredging, there will be full consultation, he said.
It is designed for research and ice breaking
. The plan, called the (http://www.mosaicobservatory.org/) Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, or MOSAiC , is the first of its kind and will hopefully offer information never before available to climate researchers.
Fisheries using aerators or conducting regular ice breaking
should have no problems; but some waters have been covered in ice and then layers of snow for weeks and this could prove too much for the stock of fish underneath.
Unfortunately the lake had frozen over after dark and the fish, which was a hefty mirror that weighed 31lb, was only steered into the landing net after some frantic ice breaking