B.C. not adequately prepared for major quake, warns auditor general British Columbia's auditor general has for the second time in 17 years criticized

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B.C. not adequately prepared for major quake, warns auditor general

British Columbia's auditor general has for the second time in 17 years criticized the provincial government for not being prepared for a catastrophic earthquake that could claim lives and cost billions of dollars in damage.

Experts have recently estimated a 12-per-cent probability of a catastrophic earthquake striking B.C. in the next 50 years.

Part of the solution lies in having a water system that can flex with seismic activity yet still maintain integrity. Pictured above are scientists at Cornell University, testing (and being amazed by) the flexibility and resilience of 'Bionax' pipe.

For an eye-opening demonstration of Bionax, you can watch this incredible Youtube video.

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Explosion at Kitchener pumping station; no injuries

Ammonia and chlorine — two chemicals that shouldn't be mixed.

Nowhere was that clearer than the Greenbrook Drive water pumping station in Kitchener.

Firefighters and police were on scene after an explosion caused by a delivery person accidentally mixing the two chemicals.

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Watermain breaks on the decline in Windsor

It was a rough winter. Watermain breaks in some communities are TRIPLE what they've been in past years. But despite the record-breaking cold temperatures this past winter, the city's watermain infrastructure held up.

In fact, watermain breaks are down 8 per cent compared to five years ago.

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Atlantic Mayors concerned over infrastructure program criteria

According to the resolution passed by the Atlantic Mayors’ Congress, the funding rules under the New Build Canada Fund reduce local flexibility by eliminating core infrastructure categories from eligibility such as local roads, culture and tourism, sport and recreational infrastructure.

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Quebec: New Premier, but corruption questions still being raised

If Quebec's political parties were under the impression that the Charbonneau Commission would allow them a few days to recover from a brutal provincial election campaign before dumping a fresh pile of scandal at their feet, they were sorely mistaken.

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Veso Sobot, P.Eng
Ipex Management Inc
(905) 795-6113
Veso.Sobot@IpexNA.com

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