The National Capital Commission launched the Rideau Canal Skateway’s 49th season by opening a 2.7-kilometre section Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.
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All good things must come to an end. The sunny skies we had to end, right? We couldn’t possibly have another sunshine filled weekend, that would just be crazy.Saturday morning’s cloudy skies will bring periods of snow, starting around noon. The forecast of 2 cm doesn’t sound too bad until you realize that it will only hide the dangers of icy patches underneath. So you’ll need to be careful walking.However, the Rideau Canal Skateway is open and the ice conditions are good. So there is at least some ice you can appreciate and take advantage of.The high will reach -3 C, with winds up to 15 km/h, making it feel like -6.Periods of snow will end around midnight, but there’s a 40 per cent chance of flurries and a possible additional accumulation of 2 cm. The low will reach -10.Sunday looks to be mainly cloudy with 40 per cent chance of flurries, a high of -2 C and a low of -16 C. Winds again will be around 15 km/h making the daytime temperature feel like -6.If the forecast is correct, it looks like sunny skies without a trace of snow for the entire work week. Unfortunately the daytime highs will hover around the -7 C with lows of -17 C.March is a cruel month.ALSO IN THE NEWS:City wants to study sidewalk clearing standards, but changes wouldn’t happen for three yearsChâteau Laurier addition improved, but still needs tweaks, urban design review panel saysThe peoples’ verdict: ‘To hell with’ the NHL on LeBreton