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Highways budget, economy take centre stage at MHCA Awards Breakfast, AGM

MHCA caps 75th year, celebrating achievements and renewed in its purpose Getting trade on the road and boosting Manitoba’s economic growth depend on sustained investment in our highways. That is among the key points that guest speaker Don Leitch will deliver in his address to the MHCA’s Annual General Meeting
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Municipalities highlight infrastructure in pre-budget submission to province

AMM underscores need for new revenue sources to meet demands The need for increased investment in core infrastructure is highlighted as a critical provincial issue by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities in its pre-Budget 2019 submission to the government. The AMM puts the revenue challenge and infrastructure investment at the
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City hall recognizes roads budget as an investment

MHCA meets with IRPW chair Matt Allard The MHCA put procurement process and policies, along with investment in street renewal, on the table Tuesday at a meeting with Coun. Matt Allard, chair of city council’s infrastructure renewal and public works committee. Allard was reappointed to lead the IRPW committee when
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Bowman puts city-wide growth, interests on council’s agenda

MHCA ready to start work on 2019 Operating and Capital Budget planning Mayor Brian Bowman appointed his executive policy committee members this week, returning Coun. Matt Allard as Chair of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee and Coun. Scott Gillingham as Chair of its Finance Committee. Bowman stressed at
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Infrastructure concerns at the public ‘top of mind’

The MHCA and Merit Contractors Association will be testing public attitudes towards infrastructure, specifically their top of mind concerns about highways, and how Manitoba can adequately invest in those roads to ensure the economy continues to grow. MHCA and Merit will be conducting, with media consultants, two focus groups –
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MHCA Executive Committee gives ‘go-ahead’ on public push over budget cuts

Executive dismayed at province’s stonewall on boosting infrastructure investment The MHCA’s campaign to make the public aware of the damage that budget cuts have done to the provincial economy and the condition of highways and roads will hit the airwaves in mid November. The decision was made Wednesday, October 31,
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MHCA increasingly concerned about Quarry Rehab Program

Executive Committee directs MHCA to ask province to clarify program’s future The future of a long-standing and successful program that sees spent pits and quarries rehabilitated is in doubt after months of no movement by the provincial government to flow funds to pay for the work. The MHCA Executive Committee
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Bowman no longer ‘a rookie’; should push agenda, council power: analyst

Mayor Brian Bowman played the election campaign safe, and gave little notice of what will be his full list of priorities for this term in office, a public affairs specialist said at a business breakfast this week. Andrew Enns, president of Winnipeg’s NRG Research Group, told the event hosted by
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MHCA adding categories of construction services to directory

The MHCA Rental Rate Committee has added or changed some categories in the construction services listing to be included in the 2019 Equipment Rental Rates & Membership Directory. MHCA members have been sent letters asking to update their directory listing details, including in the construction services “yellow pages.” In 2019,
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Rockwood’s former reeve thanked for public service

The MHCA joined the community of Rockwood to bid best wishes and farewell to the outgoing reeve, Jim Campbell. Campbell did not run for re-election in the recent municipal campaign. “In discharging his role as reeve, Jim always contributed in a positive and principled way to his community, council, the
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