World’s largest tunnel boring machine finishes drilling under Niagara Falls

From the Canadian Press: Amid much fanfare, rubble and dust, the world’s largest rock tunnel boring machine made a breakthrough deep below Niagara Falls, Ont., Friday and finally saw the light of day. The massive, 4,000-tonne machine, called Big Becky, had been boring a 10.2-kilometre long, 14.4-metre high tunnel under the city since 2006. Crowds…

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Convention centre game changer

From Niagara This Week: Described as a critical piece of the pie in terms of attracting people to Niagara, the gleaming new Scotiabank Convention Centre opened in Niagara Falls on Friday to much fanfare. Years in the making, the new centre across from the old Loretto Academy attracted hundreds of people to the opening celebration….

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