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Return to traditional meaning, focus of infrastructure: Conservative MPs

    A Manitoba Conservative MP and her party’s finance critic told business groups Wednesday their party would return the definition of “infrastructure” to its original meaning and ensure federal investment focuses again on getting “hard assets” built across Canada. Conservative shadow Finance minister Pierre Poilievre joined Candice Bergen (Portage-Lisgar)
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MHCA-Indigenous engagement efforts put people to work

The MHCA has trained 56 people in introductory heavy equipment operation in the last six months. The graduates of the simulator-based introductory program came from the Manitoba Metis Federation and the University College of the North. “We have another four-week course fully booked with UCN for Thompson in August,” said
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Surplus sandbags offered to contractors

The City of Winnipeg Streets Maintenance Division produced approximately 395,000 sandbags in anticipation of the potential flood event anticipated earlier this year. The flood did not reach predicted levels and we currently have a surplus of approximately 374,000 sandbags. As sandbags that have been exposed to the elements are no
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Federal gas-tax money expected to flow this week

The bonus gas tax revenues for municipalities this year should be in Manitoba’s hands this week, according to the federal government. A provincial government spokesman has assured that once received by the province, the cash will flow expeditiously to the municipalities, including the City of Winnipeg, which is to receive
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Quarry rehab program payments to flow: Province

  Payments for quarry rehabilitation work approved and completed in 2018 are being processed through the required provincial departments, the Government of Manitoba says. “We are relieved – and happy – that contractors who completed approved work last year to rehabilitate spent quarries finally will see cheques in their hands,”
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MHCA Board updated on new Winnipeg construction specs

  The City of Winnipeg’s new specifications for base and sub-base materials in road construction were the focus of discussion at this week’s meeting of the MHCA Board of Directors. The new specifications are in use at two construction sites this summer – on Fermor Avenue and Roblin Boulevard. The
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Winnipeg’s unfunded capital-project problem ‘not about a list’: MHCA

  Winnipeg City Council must look beyond the immediate issue of sorting $4.9 billion worth of unfunded capital projects into a priority list, and deal with the real problem at the root of this matter, MHCA President Chris Lorenc told council today. “The matter before you is challenging,” Lorenc said
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MHCA signs onto Indigenous Accord, moves on ‘call to action’

  On a day described as ‘momentous’ by some gathered at Winnipeg’s City Hall courtyard, MHCA President Chris Lorenc signed the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord. As a signatory, the association commits to working in the spirit of the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘calls to action.’ “We are proud to join
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Winnipeg’s capital-project bill amounts to structural deficit

  MHCA president urges Council to push for New Fiscal Deal in fall elections Winnipeggers can’t afford a property tax hike of 30% – or 37% on water and sewer rates – to pay for $4.9-billion of major capital projects needed in the next decade, MHCA’s Chris Lorenc told the
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MHCA to deputies: let’s rewrite the infrastructure investment model

  MHCA President Lorenc addresses Deputy Ministers’ Dinner We should all dream big for Manitoba’s future and a good first step toward to economic growth is rethinking the way infrastructure is funded across the provincial government, MHCA President Chris Lorenc says. Lorenc delivered that message in an address to provincial
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