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Priceless Collection of Roy Studio Images Restored by FirstOnSite and Returned to Peterborough Museum

When torrential rains hit South Central Ontario and parts of Quebec in July 2004, the city of Peterborough got the worst of it. Its drainage system was unable to cope with the demands of 150 mm of water falling overnight. During the early morning, flood water entered the lower level of the Peterborough Public Library through damaged windows, affecting the …

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Bishop’s University Flood

Last fall, Sherbrooke, Quebec suffered from severe rain-fall lasting for several days, with waters cresting at more than 24 feet above the river-bed. The flood hit a majority of the Bishop’s University buildings both on and off campus, as well as nearby Champlain College. The water damage was extensive, with some students even using canoes to get around campus. The …

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Storms Ravage East Coast

Winter 2010/2011 has been tough for the Maritimes. From hurricanes to heavy winds and rains, the deluge has been nearly constant, and has resulted in extensive damage and flooding in many areas of Atlantic Canada. It all began with Hurricane Earl in early September. Wind speeds reached a high of 135 km/h, creating power outages that affected over 200,000 homes …

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Townhouses Restored After Fire Damage

A large fire developed affecting several units of a semi-detached housing complex located in Bedford, Nova Scotia. Our crews were called by 3 separate insurers to provide emergency restoration services and later reconstruction for each of the owners. Due to the intensity of the fire, many of the townhouse units suffered major structural and water-related damages. To control the spread of …

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Fire Devastates Apartment Building

Crews were called to the scene of an extensive apartment fire in Herring Cove, Nova Scotia. The fire started on the lower floor and quickly spread to all common areas, apartments, exterior walls and the roof system. The first priority was to restore electrical services in order to restart the boilers and provide heat so the interior piping did not …

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