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Montreal spends on infrastructure

January 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Montreal spends on infrastructure

The city of Montreal is spending 24% more on infrastructure in 2009 compared to 2008. Projects include modernizing Rue Notre-Dame, improving access to Montreal-Trudeau Airport, and repairs to the McTavish reservoir which supplies drinking water to half the city.

Go back, big Carp

A three-year study done for the Great Lakes Fishery Trust in the U. S. has recommended physically separating the watersheds of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River Basin in order to prevent the spread of invasive species such as the voracious Asian Carp.

Over 100 years ago a series of canals and rivers were built to connect Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River near Chicago, but the study authors say the connection needs to be severed.

Newfoundland monitors pollution from space

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador is working with the European Space Agency to detect pollution point sources in three waterways around the island. C-CORE will oversee the project, which uses technology called Earth Observation.


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