"There's a Hole in the Middle of
(Photos courtesy London Free Press)
A 30-centimetre watermain, at least 60
years old, burst early Wednesday beneath the intersection, opening
up a hole 10 metres wide and two metres deep. Electricity was shut
off to 12,000 customers in the core, the fourth power blackout in
the downtown this year.
The problem isn't expected to be fixed right
away either - 30,000 motorists will have to find alternate routes to
work for at least a week, if not
Infrastructure Deficit - Is it Getting any
Federal Infrastructure spending is at record
levels, and everyone is familiar with some of the highlights -
overpasses failing in Quebec, massive sinkholes in London (see this
page) or collapsed bridges in Minnesota. So with the new focus on
infrastructure, you'd have to think the deficit is being addressed...
but unfortunately, you may be wrong.
Break Clock hits Unfortunate Milestone
The Watermain Break Clock tolls away, counting the amount of money
lost due to watermain breaks... and sadly, hit the $6 billion dollar
mark this month. Visit the
Watermain Break Clock for
Cirque founder drops $100 million for
The founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte,
pledged $100 million to fund a new foundation that will help provide
fresh water to the world's poorest countries.
Niagara Region embraces large
IPEX delivers a 900 mm forcemain - see the
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