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NCC opens more of Rideau Canal Skateway Tuesday afternoon

The National Capital Commission announced Tuesday afternoon that a section from Pretoria to Waverley opened at 2 p.m. According to the Skateway's website, the ice was swept and flooded last night, but the NCC warns the ice is soft and uneven with rough patches.

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A skater falls after going over the uneven surface of the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa, after its reopening, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. The National Capital Commission listed the ice condition as "very poor" and recommended users walk, rather than skate, after an overnight snowfall prevented crews from flooding the canal overnight. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
People protest on the anniversary of the police action that broke up the "Freedom Convoy" demonstrations, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. Thousands of demonstrators took over streets around Parliament Hill in late January 2022, blocking roads with big-rig trucks and other vehicles and refusing to move. (Patrick Doyle/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
This is my 11-year old Siberian Husky, Freya making Husky-angels (snow angels) after finishing a 5km dog sled run on February 17 at the Larose Forest just north of Limoges. (Sonja Black/CTV Viewer)

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