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What to do if Your Lines Go Out in Ontario Canada

In the winter 1998, they did just that: read on. Ice, Ice Baby An ice storm like no ice storm before it hit eastern Ontario in 1998 and impaired 40% of Ontario Hydro’s supply systems. 150,000 customers suddenly find themselves … Continue reading

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History of Underground Engineering

Ontario Canada has some serious underground networking history. In 1843 Ontario’s Underground Railroad (a major feat in underground engineering) allowed Elijah McCoy, son of parents who had escaped slavery by that very method, to be born a free Canadian. Whether … Continue reading

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A Look at How Far Ontario Canada Has Come with Underground Power Lines

Let’s take a look at Ontario Canada’s timeline of power lines. Early 1900s In 1906-the Hydro Electric Power Commission was created to supply power originating at Niagara Falls, and in 1908 the contract was signed in agreement to such. In … Continue reading

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The Spring of Civilization

Some say that electricity is the most important element of civilization. While it would be no piece of cake to do without flip-of-the-switch power, it can be (and has been) done. The real keystone to humanity’s success has always been … Continue reading

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