Reevely: Embrace the cold and make Ottawa a 'winter city'

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By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, December 28, 2017

This is a tough sell when the health unit is warning about losing fingers to frostbite, but Ottawa can and should do more to embrace winter rather than resisting it.

We do a lot already. We piled into the Crashed Ice downhill-skating competition last March in such numbers that crowd-control was a problem. We packed the outdoor stands at Lansdowne for a snowy Grey Cup and again a couple of weeks later for a frigid Sens-Habs outdoor hockey game. Last New Year’s Eve, thousands of people stood in blowing snow to see fireworks shooting off from behind Parliament.

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