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Clarity needed on impact of adding bridges into local and regional street reserve

  Bridge work could consume any one year’s tax revenue bump The financial impact of allowing bridge projects to qualify for funding from Winnipeg’s local and regional street renewal reserve could be significant, a review of the bridge construction expenditures indicates. From 2014 to 2019, City Council approved $51.5 million
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National motor company opens new central Canadian distribution centre at Centreport

  Centreport Canada – May 16 Techtop Canada Inc. (“Techtop”), a Canadian industrial motors distributor, has opened its first-ever Manitoba location in Brookside Business Park in CentrePort Canada (“CentrePort”). The 6,000 square foot office, warehouse and distribution centre is located on Ronn Road in CentrePort North, the Rural Municipality of
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Winnipeggers say City should push for funding transfers, focus on essential services: Probe

  Winnipeggers appear strongly opposed to hiking property taxes and say, instead, that the City of Winnipeg should look to higher levels of government for funding support and reduce its spending on less-essential services, a poll recently commissioned by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce says. The Probe Research poll of
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Finance Minister says province is listening to industry, doing more for infrastructure

  Finance Minister Scott Fielding said the recently announced $45-million fund for roads projects to commemorate Manitoba’s 150th birthday is in response to appeals for greater investment in core infrastructure. Fielding was speaking to a sizeable crowd at the fourth and final Breakfast with the Leaders event MHCA hosted and
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Winnipeg puts gas tax top-up cash to local street budget

  Winnipeg City Council voted on April 25 to allocate the bulk of the $43.9 million it is expecting from the federal gas-tax windfall toward the local streets program which was gutted in the city’s recently approved Operating and Capital budget. Councillors voted almost unanimously in favour of putting $19.25
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Carbon tax legislation requires companies hauling goods, fuel across borders to register

  The federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act – implemented alongside the carbon tax in Manitoba – has certain obligations for companies that haul goods or transport fuel across jurisdictions. While these requirements primarily affect the freight trucking industry, Canada Revenue Agency advises operators in the heavy construction industry
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Province clarifies PST cut impact on heavy construction industry

  The heavy construction industry will see a ‘savings’ of $15 million when the PST is cut from 8 to 7%, the provincial government has clarified. The $15-million figure is calculated based on taxes paid in 2015. But 2015 was a robust road construction year, with the provincial government’s actual
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‘Manitoba 150’ road works announced

  Premier Brian Pallister rolled out a series of road projects to mark Manitoba’s 150th birthday. The province listed 17 projects, 14 of which are listed on the revised construction schedule available here . Among the projects is the concrete reconstruction of Winnipeg’s Memorial Boulevard, from Broadway to York, including the
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Manitoba Infrastructure explains changes proposed for base specifications

  MHCA working with Manitoba Infrastructure to improve procurement and road surface product The MHCA Executive Committee at its April 17 meeting heard officials from Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) give an overview on the proposed changes to the base specifications for road construction, as well as some details on the current
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Pallister says broad, external review coming of construction, development permitting

  MHCA seeks clarification of Premier’s comments heavy construction industry to save $60 million from PST cut Premier Brian Pallister gave his clearest signal yet this morning there will be a provincial election this year – rather than 2020, as designed by fixed-election date legislation – in a breakfast address
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