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

MHCA calls on members to press Manitoba to restart quarry rehabilitation

MHCA is calling on members and other contractors involved in rehabilitating pits and quarries to phone or email key ministers in the Pallister government, to get the Quarry Rehabilitation Program up and running this year.

The Quarry Rehab Program was halted in 2018 while the Mines Branch undertook a review of its operations. Fees collected from producers who extract aggregates are deposited by the provincial government into a dedicated reserve account, set aside expressly to pay for rehabilitation of spent pits and quarries.

The province has held off restarting the rehabilitation program, pending an Auditor General’s report on the department’s review.

“There is nothing holding the province back from using the reserve account, which holds more than $8 million, to fund these critical rehabilitation projects,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc noted. “Further, at this time when our economy is facing unprecedented damage due to the pandemic business shutdown, it would be a key way to get small and medium-sized operators working in rural Manitoba, creating jobs and churning cash through the communities.”

The members are asked to call specific ministers, whose portfolios are connected to the economy, infrastructure and aggregate resources.

“We would like to see all members picking up their phone and speaking to the ministers. The rehabilitation of pits and quarries is key to ensuring access to high quality aggregate resources. Infrastructure construction does not happen without aggregates.”

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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