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Rideau Canal Opens

Today was the official opening of the Rideau Canal skateway for 2006.  Janice and I headed down there for a couple of hours of fun, skating the worlds longest rink.  The ice was a little rough, but all in all, it was a great time.

If you’re planning to visit Ottawa, don’t miss this.  And if you live here, head on down to the canal for hot cider and beaver tails.

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  • MatthewS January 7, 2006, 10:41 pm

    I must say I miss it. I used to get to the canal at least once a year during the winter, particularly after the sculptures were completed during Winterlude on Dows Lake.

  • Don January 9, 2006, 9:44 am

    Very disappointed with the ice conditions. I thought it would have been much better. Sunday was much worse than Saturday.

    Alec – any thoughts on the election – any changes in your views from few weeks ago?

  • Alec January 9, 2006, 10:49 am

    Still wrestling Don. I had a nice lady from my local Conservative candidate's campaign give me a call last night to ask for my support. I told her about my discomfort with the party's stance on same sex marriage, to which she replied "well, there will be a free vote in parliament", and I responded "and I know how my representative voted the last time".

    It doesn't particularly matter, because I think he'll win anyway with or without my vote. The conservatives are on a roll, and Pierre, by and large, is well liked in our riding.

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