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Premier announces extra $500 million over two years for infrastructure

Sewer & water and roads will see additional funding over the next two years, among other “shovel worthy” infrastructure projects as part of Manitoba’s “Restart” program coming out of the pandemic, Premier Brian Pallister announced May 7.

Pallister noted the heavy construction industry has called for enhanced investment as part of the economic recovery plan in Manitoba, stressing that there is ample capacity within the industry for the work and that the competitive market at present will return good prices and real value for the money.

He said the intent is to focus on not just shovel-ready projects, but those that are ‘shovel-worthy’ – those with high return on investment.

The $500-million Manitoba Restart Program will include new:

  •  water and sewage projects through the Manitoba Water Services Board
  • road and highway resurfacing and repairs
  • bridge repairs
  • municipal infrastructure priorities
  • potential new cost-sharing construction projects with other levels of government if agreements can be reached.

“An additional $500 million of economic stimulus is welcome and we know there is real need for attention to our highways, sewer & water and water-control projects in Manitoba,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc said.

“There are good projects awaiting funding and the Premier is quite right about return on investment. Important trade-enabling transportation projects will boost our economy for many years to come because they raise trade productivity and Manitoba’s trade profile.”

The premier did not identify specific projects that will roll out, but said municipalities have a long list with a number of projects to be prioritized.

To see the government press release click 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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