It’s official folks – the Rideau Canal Skateway will not open this year, for the first time ever. But it will probably not be the last.
A long term risk assessment by the National Capital Commission says that February openings will be the norm in the future, if at all.
It’s cold comfort, no pun intended, but the mild weather that keeps the Skateway closed allows your local sugar bush to open early. This is a good weekend to go visit one.
– Martha and Darren
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Budding screenwriters looking for an inspiration could pitch The Orchid Thief part 2: Wild Garlic Boogaloo. A man found with 300 wild leek bulbs in Montebello has been slapped with a $1,600 fine. Ails des bois – wild leeks – have been been protected in Quebéc since 1995 against over-harvesting. Residents are permitted to pick only 50 bulbs per year for personal use.
We will see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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