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Flagger injury underscores need for driver caution in construction zones

  The second serious injury to a construction crew flagger in as many months has renewed concern about public awareness of and respect for the risks of driving near or in road construction zones. Last week, a flagger hit by a motorist near Sturgeon and Murray Park roads was upgraded
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Changes to road-base specifications among MHCA priorities

  Association top priority is sustainable highways funding strategy The MHCA Board has asked that talks with Winnipeg be pursued on the outcomes of the two pilot projects that used revised specifications in road building this summer. The new specs for the base and sub-base aggregates were used on Roblin
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MHCA Board approves action on quarry rehab payments

  The MHCA Board of Directors on Wednesday approved next steps in pressing the provincial government to fulfill its obligation to pay contractors who have rehabilitated spent aggregate pits and quarries. “We will be sending notices to all aggregate producers and the contractors involved in rehabilitation, advising them of possible
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CCA, MHCA to discuss core infrastructure priorities

  October 23rd meeting also to focus on CCA efforts in federal election campaign Mary Van Buren, president of the Canadian Construction Association, will join CCA Board Chair John Bockstael and association vice-president Rodrigue Gilbert in a meeting with MHCA next month to hear the issues and files of concern
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MHCA Executive Committee congratulates government, eyes infrastructure priorities

  The Executive Committee of the MHCA on Wednesday asked that a letter of congratulations be sent to the Progressive Conservative government on its re-election September 10, and set out the priority files for the industry that will be pursued in the coming weeks with the province. Topping the list
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Infrastructure priorities on Pallister government’s ‘100 Days’ agenda

  Manitoba’s re-elected Progressive Conservative government released this week the Infrastructure minister’s new mandate letter, outlining infrastructure investment as a priority over the next 100 days. The mandate, delivered to all portfolios September 18, notes that job creation and private-sector investment are key to the government’s economic action plan, and
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CCA urges members to put infrastructure on federal election radar

  Canada’s 43rd federal election formally set for October 21 The Canadian Construction Association is urging member associations to help put national infrastructure investment – including removing regulatory delays on national energy projects — on the federal election campaign priority list. “Now is the time to stand up for construction
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MHCA urges construction association to compare, track highways budget across Canada

  The MHCA has put the need for annual tracking of provincial infrastructure investment programs on the table at the Canadian Construction Association’s fall meeting in Whitehorse this week. “The CCA recognizes that such monitoring would give its member associations the insight necessary to consider the national picture on infrastructure
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New government, new start for a new approach

  MHCA releases ‘Elements of a Manitoba Infrastructure Investment Plan’  Manitobans re-elected the Progressive Conservative Party to government Tuesday, and with it the party’s pledge to produce a strategic approach to renewed infrastructure investment in the province. “We congratulate Premier Pallister and his team on their successful campaign and look
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Parties respond to business group survey on economic growth

  MHCA partner in business coalition that set out #7Pillars to economic prosperity The leaders of four provincial parties vying for government September 10 have set out their positions on the seven principles a business coalition crafted to give Manitoba’s economy a shot in the arm. “The overriding challenge for
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