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Untapped potential in Manitoba’s quarry rehab program: MHCA

  Program financed by aggregate producers critical to resource management, environment Manitoba’s Quarry Rehabilitation Program is critical to responsible resource development and there is so much more it could accomplish, MHCA President Chris Lorenc says. The MHCA was invited to a discussion with the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission October 20.
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MHCA asks City to launch review of recycled concrete

  The MHCA has suggested the process for reviewing the reuse of crushed concrete taken up in public works projects each year be launched with a workshop where it can be decided how to frame that review. That suggestion was emailed to Winnipeg Coun. Matt Allard October 2. Coun. Allard
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MHCA discusses industry priorities with Schuler and new deputy

  The MHCA met with Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler Oct. 15, to be introduced to Sarah Thiele, the new deputy minister of Infrastructure. Thiele, most recently an ADM in the Families Department, comes to her post with years of experience in finance and provincial budget development. “We were impressed by
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Construction industry pushes back on Saskatchewan’s local preference clauses

  Western Canadian construction associations have again sought the help of the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association to see local preference clauses removed from provincial government tender and construction contract documents. Those clauses give Saskatchewan companies an advantage in bidding on public tenders. The joint letter to the Chair and President of
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Economic growth must be priority for Manitoba: MHCA

  Manitoba’s blueprint for government, delivered in the throne speech Oct. 7, was timid on grasping real opportunity for economic growth for the province, but laid out some initiatives that give cause for hope. That was the MHCA’s initial reaction to the throne speech, read by Lt. Gov. Janice Filmon
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COVID-19 tracing app active in Manitoba

  The Canada COVID Alert app is active in Manitoba and governments are encouraging people to download it, for contact tracing in the event you test positive or have been near someone who does. The app works through Bluetooth, and when engaged exchanges random codes with nearby phones. Every day, it
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Provincial infrastructure investment below budget

  The MHCA applauds the September 29 announced $5 million surplus for the period ended March 31, 2020 but is concerned about an ongoing trend of lapsed infrastructure programs against approved budgets.  The announced lapse was $404 million compared to budget – almost 25% – and continues the trend made
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NEW Canadian Construction Documents Committee 2 (CCDC)

  CCDC will be publishing the new version of the CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’ and the brand-new Master Specification for Division 01 ‘General Requirements’ and CCDC 31 ‘Service Contract Between Owner and Consultant’ documents. It will also be providing online training to explain the key changes to CCDC 2
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Trudeau government’s blueprint for next session focuses on health, social supports

  Protecting Canadians from COVID-19 and the ravages of a battered economy were the focus of the throne speech, delivered in Ottawa September 23. The throne speech prioritized programs that would battle the pandemic, ensuring sufficient public health measures were in place to reduce COVID’s impact on the population, and
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MHCA to work with Winnipeg on use of recycled concrete; press for free trade

  The heavy construction industry will continue pushing back on Saskatchewan’s use of ‘local preference’ clauses in tendering and construction documents, which effectively eliminate the ability of companies from other provinces to competitively bid for work there. The decision was made at the September 23 meeting of the MHCA Board
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