21 Results for Manitoba

The Government of Canada is helping close the connectivity gap in Manitoba through a combined investment of $83.9 million that will enable 112 rural and remote communities to get online and access high-speed Internet. Of these 112 communities, 48 are First Nations and 21 are located in regions without year-round…

January 11, 2018 @ 9:44am

The Government of Manitoba has released its A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, which is built on the strategic pillars of climate, jobs, water and nature, and includes 16 keystones for priority action that will support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the environment for future generations. “Our vision is to make…

November 01, 2017 @ 6:39am

The Government of Manitoba has released the Clean Environment Commission report on the proposed Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. “We appreciate the careful review the Clean Environment Commission has undertaken on this important project and thank all those who participated,” said Rochelle Squires, minister of sustainable development. “We will be considering the…

October 11, 2017 @ 8:56am

Manitoba’s newest regional hospital celebrated its grand opening in Selkirk with a ceremony attended by the province’s health minister and community representatives. “The new Selkirk Regional Health Centre better accommodates residents’ health-care needs and the delivery of health-care services in the region,” said Kelvin Goertzen, minister of health, seniors, and…

September 15, 2017 @ 6:51am

The Government of Canada is deeply concerned that OmniTRAX Inc. has not yet commenced repairs and that further delay may jeopardize the ability to complete repairs before winter. As per its 2008 agreement, the Government of Canada committed to provide financial support to Hudson Bay Railway Company in exchange for…

September 11, 2017 @ 6:57am

The Government of Manitoba has issued a request for proposals for an engineering consultant to conduct a functional design study to rebuild the south Perimeter Highway. “Our government is committed to ensuring value for money as we rebuild our aging provincial infrastructure,” said Baline Pedersen, minister of infrastructure. “Our goal…

August 02, 2017 @ 6:27am

The province of Manitoba, in collaboration with the Public Schools Finance Board (PSFB), has released a competitive request for proposals (RFP) to develop a Public-Private Partnership (P3) business case and financial advisory services for constructing four new schools with a total value of over $100 million. “The P3 model has…

May 03, 2017 @ 6:44am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced support for the construction of the $95.4-million Innovation Centre at Red River College’s Exchange District Campus. RRC will use government and private-sector funding to develop the new Innovation Centre, the first of its kind in Western Canada. The Innovation Centre will attract…

May 01, 2017 @ 6:04am

The Canada Green Building Council has released a statement following Tuesday’s announcement of the 2017-18 Manitoba budget. “Following the release of the 2017 Manitoba provincial budget, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (MB CaGBC), is pleased to see that there is continued commitment to a Manitoba Climate…

April 13, 2017 @ 11:45am

The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) and Manitoba Hydro have announced a new control budget of $8.7 billion and revised in-service date of August 2021 for the Keeyask Generating Station, currently under construction on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba. This represents an increase from the previously approved control budget…

March 14, 2017 @ 6:55am

The Government of Manitoba has cancelled plans to move forward with more than $1 billion worth of health care infrastructure projects for the province, citing financial constraints. According to a CBC News report, the list of projects includes the $300 million earmarked for a new facility for CancerCare Manitoba, as…

February 09, 2017 @ 11:15am

Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced the year’s construction tendering schedule, with $502 million in investments for the province’s road, bridge, and highway network. “Manitoba‘s new government is showing a strong commitment to provincial infrastructure with $502 million in planned investments for 2017-18 and a commitment of $500 million per…

November 21, 2016 @ 7:14am

Manitoba is working in partnership with the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association and Manitoba Environmental Industries Association to encourage more recycling of construction materials by funding a two-year construction waste pilot project. “Manitoba is committed to the goal of reducing the amount of waste heading to landfills,” Cox said.  “We look…

October 31, 2016 @ 7:15am

Indigenous and Municipal Affairs Minister Eileen Clarke will be holding regional roundtable meetings to consult with mayors, reeves and councils on new approaches to strategic infrastructure investments. “Municipalities have told us provincial infrastructure funding needs to be more flexible to address local priorities, as well as easier to access with…

September 21, 2016 @ 8:29am

Provincial and federal government officials announced $53 million in joint funding for major rehabilitation projects for Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 1 and 6. This rehabilitation work will extend the life of these assets by approximately 20 years. “Each of our highways connects communities and enables economic activity across our large…

August 24, 2016 @ 8:51am

The Province of Manitoba is now accepting applications through a single-window application intake for cost-shared infrastructure funding for four different grant programs – the Municipal Road and Bridge Program, the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund, the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.…

August 05, 2016 @ 5:56am

Construction will continue to be a leading industry in Manitoba over the next decade with the new residential home building and electrical utility sectors reaching record high employment levels. Industrial, commercial, and institutional construction will also see steady gains. The Construction Sector Council's (CSC's) report Construction Looking Forward, 2012 to 2020…

March 13, 2012 @ 1:14pm

The Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) is proposing a new one per cent sales tax to pay for infrastructure projects across the province. If accepted by the NDP government of Premier Gary Doer, the levy would be added to the existing five per cent federal GST and seven per cent…

November 18, 2008 @ 12:28pm

The CBC reports that the City of Winnipeg has made an enticing offer to any interested private company: a 1,000-stall parkade under the city's most famous intersection can be theirs. The city's infrastructure renewal and public works committee voted Tuesday to ask the private sector for expressions of interest on…

July 08, 2008 @ 2:57pm

In the wake of the collapse of overpasses in Minneapolis and Laval, the province of Manitoba is announcing $125 million to improve, replace and repair their bridges over the next four years. Of the $125 million, $20 million will be spent on bridge maintenance, preservation and inspection and $105 million…

October 01, 2007 @ 10:59am

The Province of Manitoba has put together a snazzy new campaign with the slogan “Spirited Energy” to enhance its image. While catchy, Manitoba’s lack of stormwater treatment regulations amid strong commercial growth is not exactly “spirited.” In fact, this absence may cause environmental problems that could cost the province millions…

July 30, 2007 @ 1:33pm