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80 Year Old Watermain

There is a story to these pictures, if you are wondering what the growth is called, it is referred to as “pipe tuberculation” or “insoluble corrosion residue buildup” and the main issue is that it increases pipe friction losses thus reducing fire flows, but can also ultimately lead to pipe failure. The infrastructure in many […]

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Mayflies and Swallows

Yesterday I had six meetings. Not all of them were the stuffy sit-around-the boardroom type of meeting, in fact one of them was a site meeting, actually more of a conversation, out at a site. I was late, owing to the previous meeting’s overrun, but as I drove up to the detention pond in the […]

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Rossland Winter Carnival Bobsled Race

The Rossland Winter Carnival, now in its 113th year, is a highlight of the winter season for us. The bobsled event drew 24 teams this year, including one with Rick Mercer from CBC on board! The Warfield Firefighters Team was one of the unlucky ones to mistime the corner at Planer Crescent. In the first shot they […]

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My Shrinking World

But something is happening to this world. Your world is getting a lot smaller a lot quicker than you imagine. Yes you still have the internet, Amazon, CostCo and can spend hours browsing through the mall – store after store of goods made in faraway lands. However, the recent economic crisis has rubbed some of the shine and glitter off the consumer model of spending.

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