‘A part of winter is missing’: Ottawa grieves over lack of canal ice for skating

By Leyland Cecco in Toronto, The Guardian,

...Last week, the National Capital Commission (NCC), which is responsible for development, urban planning, and conservation in Canada’s capital region, made official what everyone knew to be true: the Rideau would remain closed for the season for the first time in more than half a century.

The closure has raised larger questions about the future of the world’s largest ice rink as the climate crisis increasingly foils outdoor winter activities.

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