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2014-02-27 at 10:34

Water-main break forces closure of Westgate Collegiate

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By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Westgate Collegiate and Vocational Institute students got an unexpected day off Thursday because of a water-main break.

Lakehead Public Schools officials say they anticipate the closure will last one day while repairs are made, but expect students to be back in class on Friday.

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S Duncan says:
I thought our infrastructure was fine? Why else would we be pursuing a fancy new hockey rink?
2/27/2014 11:00:10 AM
Tannoy says:
They're spending millions to upgrade out infrastructure, who said it was fine? Even if this was brand new water lines can still break. Please do us all a favour and sell your computer so we don't have to read your BS anymore.
2/27/2014 1:09:11 PM
TBDR says:
amen... 41 million in infrastructure repairs and upgrades this year. A record for Thunder Bay.
2/27/2014 1:38:11 PM
jimmyboy says:
your post is again comical...Thunder Bay could not even manage to properly co-ordinate the bus shelters being completed prior to the winter season...and you come across as if this 41 million dollars will both be properly managed and distributed...now that is a stretch if I ever saw one...:)
2/27/2014 5:23:11 PM
tbayzajoketown says:
and city council calls themselves the infrastructure council, laughable!
2/27/2014 11:08:04 AM
TBDR says:
they call themselves the infrastructure because of the investments in fixing our crumbling infrastructure. Rome wasn't built in a day, and after it was sacked it certainly wasn't rebuilt in a day either.
2/27/2014 1:43:25 PM
spazz says:
It was -46c when I woke up this morning. If you think pipes don't burst at that temp. in other cities maybe you should move to one.
2/27/2014 11:11:53 AM
rootbear says:
and my pipes didn't burst because I elected to upgrade and insulate them instead of building a new garage.
2/27/2014 11:38:57 AM
mystified says:
Must have been gold plated pipes. I built a 24x30, 10 ft walls for $25k.
My pipes are as old as the hills and didn't freeze either. I wonder if it had something to do with keeping the house heated...hmmm?
2/27/2014 5:58:16 PM
jaxoon says:
Really? -46C? Where do you live? You do realize that this story is in regards to Thunder Bay, correct?
2/27/2014 2:10:38 PM
Synical says:
So did you miss the story posted on this site about the wind chill warnings? You know, the one that said it would go down to -45 over night and through the morning?

What city are YOU in?
2/27/2014 4:28:37 PM
jaxoon says:
Thunder Bay.
You gave a temperature measurement not the windchill calculation. Huge difference. So no... it was not -46C in Thunder Bay.
And no, I don't pay attention to windchill warnings. Windchill doesn't affect me or the underground pipes.
2/28/2014 1:43:34 PM
sd says:
I get it, the garage is the events centre. And somehow your life is better because you didn't indulge yourself and do something that had many benefits and that you wanted.
You opted to take care of maintenance which will FOREVER be an ongoing thing and in theory next time you have some money to build a garage your roof will need shingles, new windows, furnace, appliance, and you will never build that garage you WANT?
2/27/2014 12:39:17 PM
tiredofit says:
I'm sure when he has the extra cash and he can afford to build a garage he will, I know that's what I did. I didn't borrow from a pile of different people to get it or wait for neighbours to donate cash. I did it when everything else was finally in decent shape and I had the cash...

Feel better now?
2/27/2014 12:56:18 PM
sd says:
No i do not feel better. Your thought process is flawed. The garage you were going to build yourself would have been exactly that, for yourself. Had you borrowed a pile of money from people they would have had a right to use it. Much like with an event centre it will be for EVERYONE. Sure some may not want it, but it will be there for their use. There are many city services I do not want or use but I know they have a purpose, and yes an event centre will have a purpose.
As for the latter portion of your comment, if we always sat around and waited for everything to be in decent shape nothing would ever happen that would resemble progress. Why do you people not understand that. Infrastructure decays, it will ALWAYS need repairing, we cannot forego change and progress in order to remain stagnant.
2/27/2014 1:29:22 PM
Tiredofit says:
Actually lots of people use my garage, go figured, the point is, you fix the bulk of the problems and when you can afford the luxury which ultimately is nothing more than a building to host hockey and a few other events. We can't even run the current events centre IE the auditorium without a $1 million dollar deficient. Do you think that will go away? get smaller? No, it will only get worse.

We understand the problem, we don't understand the logic behind it at this point and time. I for one am sick of ever increasing taxes!
2/27/2014 6:37:11 PM
outofgas says:
well it wasn't -46c this morning.. At 7 feet in the ground, the temperature is about 0 or -1c...

but, yes, your garden hose froze in the backyard this morning..
2/27/2014 12:42:02 PM
AndersonSilvasLeg says:
How does every story printed get tied into the events centre?

Can we not keep a single topic on topic?
2/27/2014 1:37:01 PM
Me n My Opinion says:
Event Centre and Water/Sewer Infrastructure money come from different piles altogether. Any infrastucture upgrades to the water or sewer systems (not including storm sewers) can come only from money generated by your water bill. It doesn't matter how much gets spent on an events centre, it can't be used to fix water/sewer infrastructure. It can fix roads, but not underground pipes, processing plants, or any other infrastructure related to water/sewer upgrades and replacements.
2/27/2014 2:28:57 PM
cookie monster says:
Has it occurred to anyone that sometimes no one is to blame. Its been unseasonably cold this year and cities everywhere are dealing with problems due to extreme weather.
2/27/2014 3:27:36 PM
conker2012 says:
Here is a thought for you, we could throw a billion dollars at sewer and water infrastructure upgrade and nothing would have changed. Watermain break will continue to happen, it is part of living in the north.

Also if we did throw a billion dollars at water upgrades there are not sufficient contractors in the region to perform the work. Contractor loading is also something that has to be taken into account.

Unfortunately the cane shakers cannot see the forest through the trees because they forgot their glasses at home.
2/27/2014 4:30:04 PM
whatelseisnew says:
This "cane shaker" crap saying is the worst analogy I keep hearing ONLY on this site ONLY by Thunder Bay people. Come up with a new one because I hate rolling my eyes to the point I break an optic nerve on how stupid it sounds. Why not try to bring "duh" back while you're at it. Pfffft
2/27/2014 6:45:44 PM
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