Friend of Elsewhat Rosemary Mosco wrote and illustrated a beautiful but very concerning story about Ottawa’s Rideau Canal skating rink which didn’t freeze enough for skating this past winter. This is unprecedented.
As well as the environmental message, this comic captures the feeling of growing up in Ottawa and skating on the canal and eating Beaver Tails, referred to as “pastry” in the comic, which I have to imagine was done to avoid having to clarify that a ‘Beaver Tail’ is a flat donut-like pancake-like treat and not a hunk of leathery rodent appendage.
I lived near the canal for years, and had friends who would skate or cross country ski to school on the canal. This story hits hard.