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Mandate letters sent to key groups in Manitoba’s economic development plan

  Premier’s chief of staff is CEO at Economic Development Office Premier Brian Pallister has appointed Phil Houde, former chief of staff, to lead the new Economic Development Office tasked with coordinating the province-wide initiatives intended to growth Manitoba’s economy. Houde will also be secretary to the government’s economic growth
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Winnipeg to see some cash for 2019 local street repair

  Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee has voted to put $19.25 million into the local street repair budget this year, filling half the hole left by a $40-million shortfall in provincial funding for roads. The money will come out of Ottawa’s top up of gas-tax revenues to municipalities this year. The
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Crumbling roads, highways focus of Winnipeg Free Press supplement

  Did you hear about the handi-transit bus that fell into a sinkhole just off Point Drive? No joke. MHCA President Chris Lorenc writes about the sinkhole – and the gutting of Winnipeg’s residential street repair budget – in the MHCA’s spring 2019 edition of its biannual Winnipeg Free Press
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Mayor throws his vote behind roads for gas tax “top up” bonus dollars

  Brian Bowman tells industry breakfast province has too much work to do to go to polls early It is pure “political opportunism” if the Pallister government decides to pull the pin and call Manitobans to the polls this year, Mayor Brian Bowman told a crowd of some 130 from
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Winnipeg council to vote on putting $40-million gas tax top-up to residential streets

  Mayor says roads get his votes, need plan in place for construction season Winnipeg city council will vote on at least one motion that calls for putting the additional funds the federal government is flowing to Winnipeg this year towards restoring a gutted residential-streets budget this year. And at
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Council votes to fund bridge work from local and regional street reserves

  Fundamental change to reserves built on tax hikes dedicated to repair streets Winnipeg City Council voted March 20 to allow bridge work to be funded out of the local and regional street renewal reserves. That changes the premise upon which the annual, 2% dedicated tax hikes for street repairs
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Registration, insurance changes affect some heavy equipment

    note correction of telephone number below The classifications of tractor and special mobile machines in the Highway Traffic Act have been eliminated, under amendments that took effect March 1. The Highway Traffic Act now classifies tractors and special mobile machines as ‘infrastructure equipment.’ “Provided equipment meets the criteria
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Help ensure Winnipeg fixes its streets: MHCA to Carr

  The MHCA has sent senior Winnipeg MP Jim Carr a letter, asking him to help ensure the city fixes its residential streets this year, as planned before severe budget cuts. City Council yesterday approved Budget 2019, which slashed $42 million from residential street repair work. That eliminated plans for
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Bowman calls on Winnipeg MLAs to stick up for the city

  Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman put the city’s MLAs on notice at his State of the City address, calling on them to help push the province to make good on its commitments for municipal street repairs. The mayor is locked in a funding dispute with Premier Brian Pallister and his
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Manitoba’s “150” projects to be publicly tendered

  Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says most of the dollars for projects under a special highways fund to celebrate Manitoba’s 150th birthday will flow through his department. Schuler, in a March 18 letter to MHCA, said additional information on the $45-million fund for commemorative highways projects will be made public
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