Festive and cold Ottawa
Hello everyone. Spending time with this little gift from heaven is a pure pleasure. Unfortunately, it is too cold for a winter walk.
Here are the headlines from CBCNEWS OTTAWA, posted on Dec. 28:
Iced cap: Ottawa currently coldest capital city in the world
Ottawa’s temperature has fallen below those of capital cities in Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia
The extreme cold has pushed Ottawa well below the rest of the world’s coldest capital cities.
Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator, is on average the coldest national capital in the world.
But Ottawa’s overnight temperature of –29 C on Wednesday fell below that for Ulan Bator, which experienced an overnight low of about –26 C.
Here are some pictures we took in front of the Parliament before the extreme cold:
It is the 33rd edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada. Every night from December 7 to January 7, we can enjoy the magical winter lightscapes multimedia show projected on Parliament Hill buildings.
We cannot forget 150 years of Canada’s existence:
“Women are Persons!”
In 1929, five women won the Persons Case. The case led to a court ruling that declared women as persons under the law and made them eligible for appointment to the Senate in Canada.
Edmonton artist Barbara Paterson created larger-than-life sculptures to commemorate the five women in a monument entitled “Women are Persons!”
Inaugurated in 2000, the sculptures show the five women celebrating their important legal victory. An empty chair allows visitors to actively participate in the monument. McClung’s newspaper uses some of the actual headlines printed across Canada at the time of victory.
And here are the latest news from CBCNEWS OTTAWA:
Party pooper: Extreme cold cancels some NYE events on Parliament Hill
As extreme cold continues in Ottawa, some events have been cancelled on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31
Some of the events planned for the New Year’s Eve party on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa — doubling as the ceremonial end to Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations — have been cancelled due to extreme cold.
While some activities are still happening, such as public skating on the Canada 150 rink, most of the musical events have been called off. There are also some cancellations for the Saturday before New Year’s Eve.