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The 51st Rideau Canal Skateway season is over after just 26 skating days

(Via NCC) The National Capital Commission (NCC) is saddened to report that the Rideau Canal Skateway will not reopen this winter, marking the end of its 51st season. Following a temporary closure on February 22, 2021, along with three subsequent warmer days of weather, in addition to a snowstorm and warmer temperatures in the forecast for early next week, continued maintenance efforts would unfortunately not return the Skateway to safe conditions. ...

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Find out if the Rideau Canal is open for skating (2021 season)

First day of the Rideau Canal skating season (2015). Photo by James Peltzer via the OttawaStart Flickr pool. As of Thursday, February 25, 2021, the Rideau Canal is closed for the season. “Following a temporary closure on February 22, 2021, along with three subsequent warmer days of weather, in addition to a snowstorm and warmer temperatures in the forecast for early next week, continued maintenance efforts would unfortunately not return the Skateway to safe conditions,” the NCC says in a statement on their website. ...

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Ottawa Public Library to allow in-person browsing, public computer use at 25 branches

(Via Ottawa Public Library) Starting Monday, February 22, twenty-five of the 28 open Ottawa Public Library branches will welcome customers inside for returns and holds pick up, with additional services,such as browsing and use of public computers. Due to provincial regulations, branch capacity will be limited, and masks must be worn both inside the branches and in lineups outside. ...