What's happening in Ottawa this weekend: Jan. 28-30

Skaters brave the cold to lace up the blades on opening day of the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. For the first time in 20 years 100% of the canal opened on the first day. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS) Skaters brave the cold to lace up the blades on opening day of the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. For the first time in 20 years 100% of the canal opened on the first day. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre

The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to "reflect on" -- and deflect any blame for -- the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.