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Severe cuts to highways budget worry Manitobans: poll

  Most Manitobans are worried about the severe cuts to the provincial highways budget and would likely opt not to rollback the PST to 7%, in favour of using the revenues for highway construction and repairs.  The poll, conducted by Prairie Research Associates for MHCA and Merit Contractors Association of
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Winnipeg CAO to retire April 26, MHCA thanks McNeil for his service

  The City of Winnipeg is starting a search for a new chief administrative officer after CAO Doug McNeil gave notice today he is retiring April 26. McNeil has been in the CAO’s position for four years. “We very much thank Doug McNeil for his service,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc
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Manitoba, Ottawa invest $291 million in highways infrastructure

  Some 350 kilometres of highways will be improved under a joint funding agreement announced this week by Manitoba and Ottawa. The agreement will see Ottawa invest $143,967,500 through its legacy infrastructure program, the New Building Canada Fund. Manitoba will invest $147,442,500. Much of the expenditure will go to improving
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MHCA assists heavy construction industry workers, leaders of tomorrow

  Heavy construction workers of tomorrow are getting a hand up in pursuing construction management studies at Red River College, thanks to two bursaries funded by the MHCA. MHCA believes that supporting students financially will provide a better learning experience, and the bursaries help highlight the need for skilled trades
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MHCA, MI agree on micro-surfacing specification, strike steering committee

  Manitoba Infrastructure has agreed to establish with the heavy construction industry a joint MHCA/MI specification steering committee. The committee’s mandate would be to oversee any proposed initiatives or issues raised by either party, including those concerning bituminous paving, concrete paving, aggregates, grading, culvert jacking, traffic, environmental, general conditions, bidding
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Mayor leads council, Winnipeg in focusing on the big picture to make city great

  The following is an address MHCA President Chris Lorenc delivered January 31 at the Civic Leaders Dinner, sponsored by MHCA The MHCA has been active in public policy advocacy for 76 years. As an association and industry, we are interested not only, in strategically harnessing infrastructure investment, to help
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CCA’s new construction standards, contract documents available

CCA has informed member associations that new and updated construction and contract documents will be available on February 4. The new and updated documents are:   CCDC 9A and 9B ‘Statutory Declaration’ ( free download ) CCDC 10 ‘A Guide to Construction Project Delivery Methods’ (new document) CCDC 11 ‘Contractor’s Qualification Statement’
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2019 MHCA Curling Classic

  The 2019 MHCA Curling Classic took place on Thursday January 24, 2019 Congratulations to our winners! ‘A’ Event Winners Sponsored byLehigh Inland Group TEAM: Standard Limestone Quarries Team members are:  Arlene Deprez, Nicholas Good, Greg Brennan and Scott Good. ‘B’ Event Winners Sponsored by Lafarge Canada TEAM: E.F. Moon Construction Team
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MB Infrastructure, MHCA meet to review operations

The MHCA and Manitoba Infrastructure officials, at a meeting Tuesday to review general conditions, agreed to establish a joint committee for future discussions regarding construction-work specifications. The meeting saw a discussion on conditions of contract, materials and safety provisions associated with traffic controls and management.  Similar discussions have been had
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Carbon tax at the pumps starts in April

Manitoba decided last year it would not impose its own carbon tax on fuel. As a result, the federal government’s “backstop” program – which includes a carbon tax — applies in this province (and three others, similarly). What will it cost? The carbon tax will add: Diesel 6.3 cents per
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