I wonder why nobody foresaw the so called demise of the Conservatory or the Chippewa Park roller coaster and started to look at replacing them years ago? I am sure that matching funding may have been available to construct a replacement for the sorrily neglected Centenial Conservatory yet the minders of the municipal purse strings have not seen fit to ask about it. […]
The a sink hole that has developed in the parking lot of the Scand Home right adjacent to the sidewalk that was replaced under last fall’s work. As you can see, the area of distortion is getting larger over time. Each time it rains, material seems to be disappearing. Where is it going? I […]
I have been watching a series of lectures that go by the name of TED. Some of you are probably familiar with them. It stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. I watched some architects give talks on some of their projects. People from all over the world. Pretty beautiful stuff. Great ideas about urban development. It got me […]
During the public information meeting the City of Thunder Bay held to unveil its new “Maintaining Infrastructure is Cheaper Than Replacing It” line of thinking, Mr. Matson, General Manager of Transportation and Works, told the sparse audience that road construction contracts that are on going in the City right now include all infrastructure located from property line […]
If they can pave in cold weather in Thunder Bay, why not elsewhere? There is a world of untapped cold weather paving opportunities for Taranis Contracting in Canada alone. A possible television show to document the operation…
Speaks for itself. Why paint anything this late in the year? Maybe it should have been done just after the asphalt was laid? You know…when it was still warm? Waste of money and it looks like hell.
I was walking passed Dawson Street on Saturday when I noticed a paving operation going on. As you remember, Dawson Street from Algoma to Peter Street has been missing its top layer of asphalt for a year. It looks like the Engineering Department had decided that a year is long enough. Cool temperatures be damned. […]
I was just talking with someone at Calico’s Coffee Shop. This person had spoken with someone at the Scand Home restaurant. Evidently, the construction on Algoma Street has caused such a drop in their business that five employees have been laid off. Even with a partial resumption of traffic on Algoma, business is still down 30% from […]