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According to municipal staff, a 100-meter part of the Port Hope Harbour (located in Ontario, Canada) wall collapsed due to a structural failure. 

A new method to produce concrete that traps harmful CO2 emissions and increases the compression strength is implemented by Carbocure, a Canadian Start-up company.

The Jacques Cartier Bridge, dating back to 1930,   is a steel truss cantilever structure over the St Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec. Its illumination was the centerpiece of the city’s 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries, with 2,800 light fixtures that will light up the lively Old Port every night for the next ten years.  

Passengers flying out of Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport have been accustomed to a unique additional step to reaching their gate when trying to catch a flight. Instead of being dropped off in front of the airport and walking inside to receive one’s boarding pass and go through security, travelers flying through Billy Bishop Airport must take a 90-second ferry ride across Lake Ontario to reach their gate. Billy Bishop Airport is located on an island in Lake Ontario, located two miles from the downtown area. While many passengers enjoy the ferry ride, others have complained that the quarter-hourly crossings cause a lot of stress for passengers trying to make their flight. 

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Spring floods are causing major problems for residents of New Brunswick, Canada. The video below shows a bridge being moved three to six feet by large chucks of ice trying to flow underneath the bridge. The Canadian Broadcasting Company also captured footage of an 87-year-old covered bridge being swept down the Canaan River by the floodwaters.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 17 April 2014
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 13:17

Canada To Buy Land in US for NITC Bridge

Canadian officials announced plans last week to buy land in the United States for the New International Trade Crossing Bridge and customs plaza that will link Detroit and Windsor. They will do so without a guarantee from the United States that the U.S. will pay more than $200 million for a customs plaza. According to outgoing consul general Roy Norton, the project is too important to not move ahead despite doubts about U.S. participation. 

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 05 February 2014