Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Canada gets the rough end of multiculturalism again -- 10 dead, 15 injured in a van attack in Toronto
Unfortunately, like the consequences of 9/11, everyone suffers as big cities increasingly install ugly bollards on main pedestrian areas to prevent this sort of thing.
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Monday, April 23, 2018
The Trans-Canada Highway came through the pass in the 1960s.The tunnel under Cathedral mountain is 3,255 feet [992 metres] long with a turn of 291 degrees, and the one under Mount Ogden turns through 217 degrees over 2,992 feet [912 metres]. The ruling grade is 2.2%. The tunnels were completed in August 1909, and replaced the route up the "Big Hill", which had a 4.5% grade. There is/was a lookout just off the Trans-Canada Highway from which you could observe both portals of the tunnel. Passengers can ride this route, at least in the summer, on Great Canadian Railtours' Rocky Mountaineer train from Calgary to Vancouver.
When the tunnels had been bored, they were off on one tunnel by 18 inches when the two ends connected, and 6 inches on the other. (via Britannica Online)
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