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A snow sculpture in Snowflake Village, Gatineau Park. Photo: Judy Andrus Toporcer, Pierrepont NY.
A snow sculpture in Snowflake Village, Gatineau Park. Photo: Judy Andrus Toporcer, Pierrepont NY.

Winterlude 2012's final weekend: soggy fun?

Organizers of Ottawa's big three-week winter festival have learned from long experience there's just no counting on the weather. Take this year: a mild opening weekend. Then a chilly one. And now, a bit of a melt-down.

The Rideau Canal was closed on Thursday as temperatures reached the upper 30s, with another mild forecast on tap for today.

Winterlude's final weekend includes a provincial holiday "Family Day" on Monday, giving residents and visitors three full days to take in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Lucy Martin has more.  Go to full article

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