Ottawa, ON, Feb 17, 2012 — 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