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MHCA asks industry to send message to Winnipeg City Hall

  There is real risk Winnipeggers will see their local street repair budget gutted again in 2020 and City Council needs to hear that’s a bad idea, MHCA President Chris Lorenc says. “We are working to speak with everyone on the budget working group at City Hall, all the councilors
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City budget, MI service delivery review on MHCA radar

  MHCA takes street repair concerns to Winnipeg budget working group The MHCA is ensuring the council working group mulling options for Winnipeg’s 2020 Capital Budget hears the industry concerns about the cuts to the local street repair program. “Last year, the local street renewal budget was all but gutted
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Infrastructure Minister’s briefing binder says predictable investment top priority

  Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler has been given 15 priorities for his portfolio and topping the list is improved infrastructure investments. The minister’s chief responsibility, according to the binder, is “ensuring consistent, guaranteed and predictable infrastructure investments to enable better civic and business planning and improve our return on investment.”
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MI & MHCA collaborate on proposed specification changes

Senior executive representatives from Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) met on December 11 with MHCA member representatives, including three each from the contracting and aggregate producer sectors and one from engineering, to review MI proposed specification changes to be piloted in yet to be selected projects in 2020. The four specifications reviewed
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A big bit of Christmas comes early to David Livingstone School

  Santa came a bit early to David Livingstone School on December 6, with help from the elves at the MHCA who unloaded the sleigh, delivering toys and treats to about 115 pupils in Grades 1 to 3. “Girls and boys, Rudolph told me you have all been extra good
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Federal throne speech touches on infrastructure, short on details

  The Trudeau government’s first throne speech since being returned with a minority to Parliament spoke to the necessity of all parties getting along to make government work, while committing to some big-ticket items for the next four years. The throne speech, read Thursday by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, announced
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Winnipeg’s proposed infrastructure plan needs re-write: MHCA

  Winnipeg’s 2020 Infrastructure Plan places too low a value on economic growth in prioritizing projects for investment, MHCA President Chris Lorenc told the Executive Policy Committee Tuesday. The plan, prepared by the city administration, ranked 45 capital projects on a cost-benefit points system, with each category of criteria given
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MHCA to City Hall: cutting core infrastructure not the fix

  MHCA tells standing committees to renew commitment to roads, water and sewer mains The budget recommendations for the street renewal program in 2020 will further grind Winnipeg into an infrastructure investment deficit, with no strategy to reverse the deteriorating condition of our roads, MHCA President Chris Lorenc told the
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Creative Resolutions In Action

  MHCA President Chris Lorenc has worked for many years with the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region in pursuit of a co-operative economic plan for the Capital Region, and specifically on a strategic trade transportation master plan. Click here to listen to the WMR’s podcast in which Lorenc speaks to the vision and the
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MHCA salutes two Board members, welcomes new directors

    MHCA Board Chair Jack Meseyton thanked two directors whose terms came to a conclusion, and thanked them for their many years of service to the association and the industry. “On behalf of the Board and members we thank Derek Walker and Warren Sigfusson,” Meseyton said at the MHCA
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