Reevely: NCC's starting to flood the canal, Ottawa's best thing

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By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, December 27, 2017

The National Capital Commission’s crews have begun flooding the Rideau Canal to thicken the ice and smooth it for skating.

We’ve had a couple of crummy skating seasons in a row: the shortest and the second-shortest ever. Maybe this year breaks the pattern, though as always, any speculation on when the first civilians might go out for a twirl is irresponsible.

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