SUDBURY – A lone ice hut is still marooned near the shore of Kelly Lake off Southview Drive, where it has been since the ice melted more than six months ago.

In April, Sudbury Rainbow Crime Stoppers put a call out to the community, asking for help to identify the owner of the abandoned ice hut that has now taken up permanent residence on the lake.

The deadline to remove ice huts was March 31 and the punishment for not adhering to the deadline are stiff, including a fine of up to $25,000 or one year in prison, or both.

The ice hut’s owner has not been identified, but what’s more, there seems to be no onus on anyone to remove the hut from the water, said a business owner who has been trying to have the abandoned hut taken out of the lake.

Todd Herold, the owner of Herold Supply, said he is an avid outdoorsman who hunts and fishes throughout the year.

After noticing the hut floating in the lake near the shore, months after it was to have been removed, he took up the reins of trying to get it removed from Kelly Lake, but he’s had little success.

By: Matt Durnan

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