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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tweep Takes On New Downtown Sinkhole

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!

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

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 … Continue reading

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