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08-05-2013, 05:51 PM
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I was in Cuba last month and was noticing how much better the roads are there (fewer potholes) compared to Montreal. Actually, just about anywhere is better.
Yeah but they dont have winters do they?

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08-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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Montreal is one of the worst city in North America for their underground utilities. Some date back from the 19th century (and even before). The sewer and water conduits leaking rate is shameful and with all the rain we got this year, we will probably get more of these "sinkholes".

We don't even have a CSO system for Christ sake! The situation is sad...
I may have misunderstood, but i thought i heard on ckac today that around 1/3 of the city's water gets lost in ruptured pipes.

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08-05-2013, 06:26 PM
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THIS.

I grew up constantly crossing the border into NY/VT/NH and it would make me mad to hear that it's too hard to have good roads in Quebec because of the weather. But then why is the road perfect on the US side of the border? From an engineer's standpoint, it seems the roads in the US are engineered to drain water away from (and under) the road as fast as possible and avoid such sinkholes.
Might be true, or not, I have no idea. I do know that the roads are much better in the US when you cross the border... but you have to keep in mind that the US put A LOT more money into maintaining the roads and resurfacing them more often than us.

Also, go inside the bigger cities (Boston, NY, etc), the asphalt on the big boulevards isn't in a much better shape than Montreal's... They mostly take care of the highways, and then again, especially the toll ones.

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08-05-2013, 06:26 PM
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I may have misunderstood, but i thought i heard on ckac today that around 1/3 of the city's water gets lost in ruptured pipes.
Yeah I keep hearing between 30 and 50% is lost...

Basically no money was put in our infrastructures from the 70s to the early 00's... of course we have a lot of **** to fix in a hurry now.

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A few of my friends apparently knew the guy who died earlier today

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Yeah I keep hearing between 30 and 50% is lost...

Basically no money was put in our infrastructures from the 70s to the early 00's... of course we have a lot of **** to fix in a hurry now.
So basically Montreal is one big ass sink hole waiting to cave in....

Let's hope Montreal doesn't win the cup, because the parade on st catherine street is something I'm not really looking forward to right now....

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All I have to say is "LOL!!!".

Montreal is a real joke. I live on the North Shore, and refuse to go to Montreal anymore unless I absolutely have to.

My job is right by Des Prairies River, I go there to work and then come right back on the good side of the bridges... I find all my entertainment and shopping needs in the suburbs. Just too much traffic, too many holes and constructions sites in the streets, and **** like this.
City's fine, Laval's got too many dbags and I've seen apartment buildings much more junkish than what you can find on the isle.

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08-05-2013, 07:08 PM
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It's interesting that severe weather conditions affect the Quebec roads more than other locations in NA with severe weather conditions.
You haven't gone to NY have ya?

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08-05-2013, 07:14 PM
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Falling metal kills pedestrian at construction site on Rene-Levesque and de la Montagne

http://www.montrealgazette.com/busin...342/story.html
RIP. That's just a bad way to go.

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This can happen everyday and central Montreal will still be a billion times better place to live in than anything in the Montreal metro region.

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This is really messed up about the person that died because of the falling metal plate. RIP.

I'm not longer feeling secure about walking in a construction zone that's for sure.

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I know where that actually is.I feel special.

I was almost hit by a car there so much.

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08-05-2013, 08:17 PM
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Falling metal kills pedestrian at construction site on Rene-Levesque and de la Montagne

http://www.montrealgazette.com/busin...342/story.html
That's horrible

Just wow

RIP


I remember a few years ago, as I was closing my window - I live downtown on the 11th floor - I saw one side of a window cleaners platform break loose (Holiday Inn or the Loto Quebec building on Sherbrooke Street).

Thank God it was lunch break, or the window cleaning employees would have died (I think it was on the 10th floor)
And its a good thing it didnt fall either, it's a busy street ....

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damn! if this would have happened 15 years ago and i happened to walk there, that could have been me!

wow... i could have died bros...

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You haven't gone to NY have ya?
Actually I cross at Cornwall on an average of once per month, and sometimes but rarer is via Plattsburgh or Burlington VT. As for NYC, no not by car, I generally bypass it when going south past it, but I'm sure its a mess too. However, I am from the west (Winnipeg) and find the roads better out there as well as for most western provinces. (Vancouver not sure though, haven't driven there.)


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08-05-2013, 09:48 PM
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damn! if this would have happened 15 years ago and i happened to walk there, that could have been me!

wow... i could have died bros...
You could die everyday man. Be careful!!!!!!

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I was shocked to see the state of the roads in montreal. I thought vancouver was bad, but I just can't complain anymore after the montreal experience.

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I grew up with Saad Syed, as did many of my friends in the west island.

Just got home from his parents place. His father is trying to stay strong. Their mother is taking it very hard.

He was a very soft soul, a good-hearted person.

A family friend runs the RS Foundation (http://www.rsfoundation.ca/), a registered Canadian charity, they build fresh water wells, schools, get cataract surgeries to impoverished people in the 3rd world (i.e. Bangladesh, Pakistan, India)

We're collecting funds to build clean water wells in those countries, in his name as a way to honor his memory. Out initial plan was to build 5, we've eclipse that, and are on pace to build over 17.

If anyone is wanting to donate:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=WWFNX6M2Q228J

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I grew up with Saad Syed, as did many of my friends in the west island.

Just got home from his parents place. His father is trying to stay strong. Their mother is taking it very hard.

He was a very soft soul, a good-hearted person.

A family friend runs the RS Foundation (http://www.rsfoundation.ca/), a registered Canadian charity, they build fresh water wells, schools, get cataract surgeries to impoverished people in the 3rd world (i.e. Bangladesh, Pakistan, India)

We're collecting funds to build clean water wells in those countries, in his name as a way to honor his memory. Out initial plan was to build 5, we've eclipse that, and are on pace to build over 17.

If anyone is wanting to donate:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=WWFNX6M2Q228J
Holy crap...feels bad man. I'm sorry, my condolences.

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I grew up with Saad Syed, as did many of my friends in the west island.

Just got home from his parents place. His father is trying to stay strong. Their mother is taking it very hard.

He was a very soft soul, a good-hearted person.

A family friend runs the RS Foundation (http://www.rsfoundation.ca/), a registered Canadian charity, they build fresh water wells, schools, get cataract surgeries to impoverished people in the 3rd world (i.e. Bangladesh, Pakistan, India)

We're collecting funds to build clean water wells in those countries, in his name as a way to honor his memory. Out initial plan was to build 5, we've eclipse that, and are on pace to build over 17.

If anyone is wanting to donate:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc...=WWFNX6M2Q228J
So sorry man, my condolences

My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family

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Actually I have been all over, from Havana down to the southern tip. This time I was in Guardalavaca, but I have been in Havana, Varadero, Santa Clara, Holguin, and Cayo Coco and have done quite a few side trips.

How long has it been since you have been there? There is no doubt their roads have improved a lot from what they were in the past since there is now more tourist money coming in from all over. I was in Havana a few years ago and the main roads were fine. Side streets and side roads maybe not so much and some were still cobble stone in the towns, but the larger streets and main roads were fine and handled those large Korean busses well.
Not that long ago. Not long enough to expect any significant change.

I believe you are suffering from the 'grass is greener' syndrome. I can assure you, the roads in Havana are not better than Montreal, nor is any of the infrastructure. A rather significant percentage of the roads are not even paved in Havana. And the majority that are, have numerous potholes, are uneven, and are worn out.

I have not encountered a single city in Latin America that has better roads than any North American city.

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08-07-2013, 07:59 AM
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I remember as a kid we used to play don't step on the cracks or the earth would open up and swallow you up. Never thought it would actually be true!

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Not that long ago. Not long enough to expect any significant change.

I believe you are suffering from the 'grass is greener' syndrome. I can assure you, the roads in Havana are not better than Montreal, nor is any of the infrastructure. A rather significant percentage of the roads are not even paved in Havana. And the majority that are, have numerous potholes, are uneven, and are worn out.

I have not encountered a single city in Latin America that has better roads than any North American city.
Sounds like Montreal North.

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