All you monopoly tv studios, with your monopoly Internet, put this on your calendar. The Niagara tunnel TBM has opened all stops, and is steaming ahead at 17 metres a day! It's hardly ever done this! That gives my estimate of Feb 26 for breakout into the receiving tunnel. Is there an election coming?
My estimate of the total cost is still somewhere around 4 billion dollars, which is hidden in the old Ontario Hydro debt. If they ever come out with an estimate of power from this, then we'll know exactly how much we are losing every year. My suspicion is that we are not getting much extra power, since they can't really puff up the seismic-death-trap pumped storage.
My kids came home for Christmas and they blew my monthly Internet cap (Bell) of 75g, over 2 months because the holidays straddled the billing period. Luckily (ha!) there is a max. surcharge of $30 per month.
Anyway, I expect our monopolists to cover this in a happy manner. The tunnel is pretty, and if I look real close at their pictures, I can just begin to see the longitudinal cracking of rock squeeze! (no, but it sounds nice, and that's why they would never let me in)