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

Province commits to improving application, permitting for aggregates

The provincial mines branch is working to improve the current online system used to complete applications for aggregate extraction and the billing and payment of fees based on tonnage of aggregates removed.

The MHCA, with industry representatives, met virtually with officials and staff in the mines branch who manage the system – called the Integrated Mining and Quarry System, or iMaQs – for applications and aggregate extraction fee payments.

The discussion focused on the timely return of information to the industry on permits to extract, including producers’ requests via email or phone for information, in order to allow work to proceed.

While there was some discussion relating to issues with the electronic application form itself, the industry’s primary concern relates to the approval process and the payment system, because permit approval is held up until payment is received.

The branch is currently reviewing ability to accept some form of payment electronically, for example the possibility of automatic withdrawal from a producer’s bank account. The industry, however, noted that many companies rely on cheque transactions for their accounting records.

“I think that there was good reception to the industry’s concerns with the officials and staff that were seeking our input,” MHCA President Chris Lorenc said. “Good questions were asked and the suggestions offered were accepted by the branch, which committed to reviewing and coming back to the industry for further talks.”

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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