thunder bay environment department
A water fountain on Van Horne Street at Cumberland. Its been spewing water since Sunday after a broken waterline repair by city work crews. Can it be turned off? Apparently not. What is our Environment Department waiting to happen before the fountain can be shut down? A part? Maybe the Environment Department has ordered […]
While I was walking up Red River Road today I noticed that this woman had fallen down in this crosswalk at the intersection with Court Street. Apparently she had stepped into the sunken manhole and fell over. The manhole is right in the centre of the crosswalk. It appears that she was uninjured. The top […]
I wonder just how long it will be before the retention pond is full of garbage? I’m guessing that there is a discarded Tim Horton’s cup in that pond right now. Will this pond make a significant difference in the wastewater treatment system? Nope. It might have been prudent to remove the labels from the […]
New part of the Clean, Green and Beautiful program? Unfortunately not. This shut-off valve (water?or gas?) has vegetation growing in it. A small park? More urban green space? I do not have any confidence that this valve will work when required. Does it really matter? Apparently not. Then why install them?
August 19, 2013, Cumberland Street. I was strolling along and came across this. The repair of a catchbasin. The City workers had left for lunch. They made the work site safe by laying shovels over the hole. It was a while before I returned to the area. September 04, 2013 Final product. I guess this […]
Another one of those mystery sawcuts. I do not understand why this wedge shaped piece of asphalt was left. It would have been so much easier and better for the finished asphalt product to simply remove it as well. A straight line could easily have been adjusted to miss the manhole by a safe […]
Why does nobody care about what happens later? Once the crews leave, that is not the end of responsibility. Cars still have to drive over that gravel. people still have to walk over what passes as a sidewalk. People still have to walk cross the street. People using the crosswalk are walking on what equates […]
Update on previous post. Looks like someone has decided that the work was crap after all. Instead of doing it right the first time, taxpayers now have to pay for a second attempt. City of Thunder Bay ADAMS BRAD Manager – Roads $111,067.06 $770.88 City of Thunder Bay MARSHALL KERRI Manager – Environment $111,651.94 $774.24 […]
Water Street. Oh so close to a good job. Sooooooooooo close. But not quite.
Update of previous post. I have no idea what that powder is. City of Thunder Bay MARSHALL KERRI Manager – Environment $111,651.94 $774.24 City of Thunder Bay MATSON DARRELL General Manager – Infrastructure & Operations $166,025.27 $1,150.92