You can normally find a spot to get on at Alice beach, WeeToo or Sarnia. i personally have not tried to get on the ice on the west side this year. If you hit those spots in succession you can usually get on at one of them at least. Im not sure about heaves in that area=. Where I have been out the ice is a solid 14 to 18 inches and there are a few visible heaves that I wouldn’t dare get close too. There is a large heave running down the middle of the lake and it kind of cuts off access to the west side from the east side near collingwood.