By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, December 29, 2018
St. Joseph Boulevard was shut down for several hours Saturday morning in both directions between Brodeur and Dumas streets after a water main froze and burst before dawn.
It was a short detour, both in physical length and duration (the street reopened by about 11:30 a.m.), but it represented yet another infrastructure headache for the city.
(...)Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin said after the Taché Boulevard rupture that Gatineau, like most municipalities in Canada, needs “urgent” action to make up for “40 years of neglect to infrastructure.”
He said in a radio interview that Gatineau infrastructure needs “$1.3 billion of catch-up, just for Gatineau. This is not just theory. These are broken and aging infrastructures.”https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/another-day-another-busted-water-main-in-gatineau