MHCA Logo

MHCA News

MHCA seeks clarification on Winnipeg streets budget for 2020

  Public Works recommendations outline options for cuts in capital program Winnipeg’s Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee heard Wednesday local and regional street renewal projects will be deferred and cuts will be made in successive years to planned investments. The Public Works Department’s presentation was the first of four
[ More ]


Winnipeg Mayor to address MHCA Awards Breakfast

  Tickets still available to Chair’s Gala November 15 Mayor Brian Bowman is expected to discuss Winnipeg’s infrastructure needs in his address to the MHCA Awards Breakfast on Friday, November 15. The association annual general meeting will follow directly after the breakfast, which will also hear briefly from Infrastructure Minister
[ More ]


Province follows up with quarry rehab contractors

  The Mines Branch has made contact with the contractors who were owed payment for quarry rehabilitation work completed in 2018. The Quarry Rehab Program has been suspended since last year, when an internal review was launched by the department. The MHCA had asked that the branch inform 10 contractors
[ More ]


Discussions on Winnipeg base spec changes continue

  Aggregate producers and road-building contractors, represented in joint MHCA committee meetings, will present their concerns to the City of Winnipeg arising out of trial runs this summer on two street projects where new base and sub-base specifications were in use. “We do have some issues arising out of the
[ More ]


MHCA Executive Committee met to discuss broad policy and other areas of industry interest

  The MHCA Executive met October 30th and considered broad policy and industry interest topic areas, some of which are highlighted below. Infrastructure – A Higher Provincial Priority The committee heard from the President that while the Premier’s first term was focused on deficit elimination and reduction of the PST
[ More ]


Province to follow up with contractors on quarry rehab work

  The provincial department responsible for the Quarry Rehabilitation Program says it is making payments as it is able to contractors owed for work they completed on quarry rehabilitation in 2018. The Quarry Rehabilitation Program has been suspended since last year, as the province investigates irregularities. The Quarry Rehab Program
[ More ]


CCA to put core infrastructure on the federal radar

  MHCA members, board meets with construction association leadership  Core infrastructure, especially trade transportation infrastructure, is a critical element to economic growth in Canada, the leadership of the Canadian Construction Association agreed Wednesday in a breakfast meeting organized by the MHCA.  CCA Chair John Bockstael also stressed that local infrastructure
[ More ]


Moving Manitoba forward – New term; new outlook

  Message from the President Premier Brian Pallister will likely go down in Manitoba’s history as the most determined fiscal conservative of our time. He repeatedly said he ‘inherited a fiscal mess’ and set out to correct it. No one can be heard to argue they did not know heading
[ More ]


Provincial cabinet sworn in, Schuler remains at Infrastructure

  Premier Brian Pallister announced his new cabinet Wednesday, returning Ron Schuler as minister of Infrastructure. Schuler has been Infrastructure minister since 2017. “We congratulate Mr. Schuler for his reappointment to the Infrastructure portfolio and are happy for the continuity to the good work we are doing in collaboration with
[ More ]


MHCA seeks minister’s intervention on quarry rehab payments

The MHCA has asked Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen for his assistance in getting outstanding payments made to contractors owed for quarry rehab work they completed in 2018. “We have not been successful with the Mines Branch regarding payment to numerous contractors who completed reclamation work and so
[ More ]


WordPress Video Lightbox Plugin