Canal closure prompts Riverkeeper to postpone bristle cleanup plan

By Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen, February 6, 2019

The closure of the Rideau Canal Skateway for weather reasons has prompted the Ottawa Riverkeeper to postpone its planned cleanup of blue plastic bristles left behind by NCC ice cleaning machines.

The event was supposed to take place on Thursday.

However, Riverkeeper noted the skateway would likely remain closed through Thursday following Tuesday’s warm snap.

Volunteers were to walk or skate the length of the canal and pick up any plastic bristles that might have broke off. The event was rescheduled for Feb. 15 at 12:30 near Dow’s Lake.

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