MHCA acknowledges it is located on Treaty One land and the homeland of the Metis Nation

Infrastructure key to Winnipeg pandemic financial management plan

A financial management plan released by the City of Winnipeg this week sets out infrastructure capital investment as a key element to protecting the economy.

“It is gratifying to see that the city recognizes the huge value in infrastructure investment for stabilizing an economy during an extraordinary shutdown of business that also is pummeling the general revenues of governments,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc said. “Strategic investment in infrastructure is critical to economic recovery, growing the GDP by at least $1.30 for every $1 invested. This is one of the fastest, most effective ways a government can mitigate the damage and protect its finances.”

The City estimates that the COVID-19 shutdown is cutting its revenues by $12 million per month. To manage the impact, administration has drawn up a Crisis Cash Flow Management Plan, which maintains the City’s 2020 capital program, an investment of $369 million in capital projects.

“This investment will assist to stimulate the struggling local economy and is estimated to provide over 2,300 jobs,” Coun. Scott Gillingham, Chair of the Finance Committee, said in a news release. “To make significant cuts to the 2020 capital budget would further exacerbate the challenges our local economy is currently facing.”

The analysis of the potential economic impacts of the pandemic is being presented to the Finance Committee April 27. MHCA intends to speak to the committee, in support of the report. The report is available here.

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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