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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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In Ontario Canada “Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility”

Electrical safety, dig site safety, natural gas safety; in fact any kind of construction site safety should always be researched before being started. If you know of any dig that is being done, but you don’t see any color coded … 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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Canada’s Oil Industry: Boom Time

With the discovery of oil sands in the vicinity of Alberta, the Canadian oil industry becomes a major player (and hopefully a stabilizing force) in a world market fraught with speculation and volatility. The benefits have already crossed international lines, … Continue reading

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What’s Yours is Mined

Canada has been one of the most prolific and reliable sources of mineral commodities since the discovery of coal reserves dating back 350 years. Mining and its related activities, at $42 billion per year, account for roughly five percent of … Continue reading

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Underground Utilities: Call Before You Dig

Major cities in North American – from Ontario, California to Ontario, Canada – have learned the value of locating their utilities infrastructures underneath the surface of the earth. The benefits are obvious to engineers and elected officials alike. Running utilities … Continue reading

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