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Light-Rail Sinkhole Thinking: Whopper Watch

Of course, there are absolutely no ties between supposed provincial Liberal under-funding of the light-rail project in Ottawa and the collapse of the Waller Street section of the tunnel.

But that didn’t stop Progressive Conservative MPP Jeff Yurek of London from uttering this whopper: “We see what happens when the infrastructure and the dollars aren’t there, with the big sinkhole you see behind me.”

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Surprise Soil Conditions Cause Tunnel Woes

This is a release from the City of Ottawa.

Click on the highlighted words below to read the city memo on the Waller Street road-tunnel collapse.

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Sewer Work Begins At Sinkhole

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Sent on behalf of Nancy Schepers, DCM, Planning and Infrastructure

Starting today crews from the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) will be undertaking work at the site of the Laurier/Waller roadway collapse in order to reconnect the sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure that was damaged during last Friday’s incident.

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Waller-Laurier Road Collapse Update

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Sent on behalf of Nancy Schepers, DCM, Planning and Infrastructure

Following is an update on the current situation at Waller/Laurier Incident.

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A Sobering LRT Sinkhole Quote

The vague nature of this quote from deputy city manager Nancy Schepers should give taxpayers pause:

“I can assure you that all steps are being taken to first protect the public and all physical assets in the immediate area. I can also assure you tunnelling will not resume until both ourselves and RTG are comfortable it is safe to do so.”

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Sinkhole Top 10 List

Top 10 questions that need to be answered about the Laurier-Waller sinkhole:

1. How will this sinkhole affect our No. 2 status in North America on the Mercer Quality of Living index?

2. Will Mayor Jim Watson be taking credit for this?

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No Tunnel Workers Hurt In Road Collapse

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

At approximately 1 am on Feb 21 a portion of the road collapsed on Waller Street, south of Laurier Avenue East, at the East Portal construction site of the Confederation Line LRT project. The cause is yet to be determined.

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Tweep Takes On New Downtown Sinkhole

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Twitter takes on the new downtown sinkhole.

The tweep Sinkhole Inspector is in fine form this morning with word that a 12.192-metre deep sinkhole has opened up at Laurier Avenue and Waller Street near the University of Ottawa.

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City Explains East-End Watermain Breaks

This is a release from the City of Ottawa concerning the recent spate of watermain breaks in the east end:

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It Was A Slow News Day When … SINKHOLE!

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Thank goodness for the City of Ottawa.

After the screw up that was the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge on Friday, it had been two whole days since the municipality had a major faux pas.

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Tweep Finds More City Business Woes

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Bulldog Twitter follower and news site reader Steven Preston III found even more areas where the City of Ottawa has had difficulty doing business.

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Sinkholes: Another Field Where The Chinese Lead Us

One pathetic sinkhole on Highway 174 … is that all that the City of Ottawa can muster?

Sinkhole technology is a field where the Chinese have taken over from us. The Chinese can build sinkholes in seconds. Ours take years to assemble.

Yet another area where Ottawa can’t compete with the world.

The details follow:

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No New Taxes For Municipal Governments

There was a time when giving the municipal governments more power seemed like a good idea. Not now.

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Highway 174 Sewer Work Continues Post-Sinkhole

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Work will begin today to reline the second of two sewers running under Highway 174. The work will take place between Blair Road and Montreal Road and is anticipated to be complete in approximately two weeks. The work will not result in any lane reductions, traffic will not be affected.

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