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Sampling, discussion on crushed concrete continues with Winnipeg

  The recycled crushed concrete producers and MHCA are continuing to work with Winnipeg’s Public Works officials to see the recycled road material used on the reconstruction or repair of city streets this year. The City of Winnipeg has introduced new road-building specifications that call for increased testing and a
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Province pressed to restart quarry rehab program; industry, communities chafing at delay

  Pits and quarries in need of rehabilitation are becoming growing sources of conflict in some communities, underscoring the need to restart Manitoba’s Quarry Rehabilitation Program this summer, MHCA President Chris Lorenc says. “The program has been reviewed, its internal management issues were laid out with recommendations by the Auditor
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MI awarding contracts by section

Notice from Manitoba Infrastructure Manitoba Infrastructure has revised Spec 90 – Bidding Procedures for construction contracts to clarify the partial award of contracts by section. In the event that a bid for a section exceeds the approved budget for that section, MI may award the contract, in part, for the
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Province to tailor COVID-19 response to areas of risk in fall

  The provincial public health office will take a more risk-specific approach to public health restrictions in the fall, the chief Public Health Officer said in a webinar meeting this week. As well, Manitoba announced today it is scaling back its draft plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings
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Industry working to adjust to new City of Winnipeg road-building specs

  The MHCA and industry representatives have asked for discussions with City of Winnipeg officials as they work to adjust to the new road-building specifications. The discussions centre on the use of crushed concrete in the base and sub-base in road works. “Suppliers of crushed concrete have worked diligently and
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Work to be done to strengthen economy: report

  Manitoba’s economy is struggling when measured against those in Ontario and western provinces, a report prepared for the Manitoba Employers Council says. In particular, this province’s tax regime could use some improvement. Manitoba finished last in taxes, GDP per-capita, interprovincial migration (having lost more than 61,000 residents since 2009)
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MHCA Board affirms Paulic nomination to MCSC

                  Peter Paulic, long-standing member of the MHCA Board and Chair of the WORKSAFELY™ and Education Committee, was confirmed as the association’s nominee for the Board of the Manitoba Construction Sector Council, at the June 24 meeting of the MHCA Board of
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Alberta premier joins call to pull down restrictive trade practices

  Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has thrown his weight behind the Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association call for all western provinces to allow the free, unfettered flow of goods and services across their borders. The premier notes he has heard concerns that Saskatchewan is using ‘local preference’ clauses
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CCA presses Ottawa to move infrastructure funding quickly, for economic recovery

  The recently announced flexibility in the approvals under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan is a significant move in getting construction projects contributing to the country’s economic recovery, the Canadian Construction Association and others wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau June 19. The letter noted the
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Schuler lays out details on budget, stimulus investment for MHCA Board

  Board encourages stimulus investment for projects across the industry Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler tallied some $550+ million, total, in budgeted and planned new investment through 2020 – with additional funds to flow in the following year – in core infrastructure projects in a conference call with the MHCA
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