This just in… A 5-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Skateway will open at 8 AM tomorrow, January 5th, from the Bronson rest area to the Pretoria Bridge (Hawthorne Avenue), including all Dows Lake. Official opening ceremonies will take place at the 5th Avenue rest area at 11 AM. Dress very warmly if you plan to attend, or go for a skate. The high on Friday will only be -20, with snow or blowing snow in the forecast. You might want to wait until Sunday, when the forecast calls for a high of -12. It’ll be even warmer on Monday (-1).
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