20 Results for Winnipeg

The Government of Canada joined the City of Winnipeg to announce the proposed list of local streets to be considered for renewal in 2018 in addition to the regional street work that will get underway this year. Winnipeggers can expect a busy and productive construction season with more than 150…

January 24, 2018 @ 3:38pm

The City of Winnipeg is cutting infrastructure spending as part of its new budget. The cut to the infrastructure budget will help minimize the municipal tax increase, slated at just 0.1 per cent. According to a CBC News article, the portion of the city’s capital budget used for infrastructure, and…

November 24, 2017 @ 2:18pm

An engineering consultant has been hired to provide a functional design study for the reconstruction of the South Perimeter Highway (PTH 100) in Manitoba, including the proposed future St. Norbert bypass. “The design study will consider options for safe, efficient and cost-effective access points along the South Perimeter Highway as…

November 13, 2017 @ 7:09am

The City of Winnipeg has awarded a $180-million contract for sewage upgrades in the city, including work on the South End Water Pollution Control Centre. According to a CBC News report, the contract was awarded to NAC Constructors (NAC) of Morriston, Ont. The Construction Labour Relations Association of Manitoba had…

October 03, 2017 @ 10:29am

Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg has awarded a $95-million Innovation Centre project to Diamond Schmitt Architects in joint venture with Number TEN Architectural Group. The 100,000-square-foot development will comprise new construction and incorporate a repurposed downtown heritage building to provide state-of-the-art facilities that will help create jobs, expand research,…

September 18, 2017 @ 10:03am

The City of Winnipeg is expanding its training in asset management with the launch of a new internal course curriculum in project management tailor-made for the City, developed and delivered with Red River College. “This new training program will help the City of Winnipeg make important improvements to project management…

September 08, 2017 @ 6:43am

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 City of Winnipeg has officially broken ground on the Waverley Street Underpass project. The $155-million, multi-faceted project includes the replacement of the existing at-grade railway crossing at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue with an underpass. The project also includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Waverley Street as well as…

May 05, 2017 @ 7:13am

The City of Winnipeg has launched its Eastern Corridor Study, which aims to identify the route for a new rapid transit corridor connecting downtown and eastern Winnipeg, as well as a plan for the Louise Bridge. “The launch of the Eastern Corridor Study represents an important next step toward the…

May 05, 2017 @ 6:18am

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

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation will get its Freedom Road after the provincial and federal governments, along with the City of Winnipeg, reached an agreement to fund the road. According to a CBC News report, the three levels of government will provide $40 million for the project, a 24-kilometre roadway…

December 13, 2016 @ 9:56am

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

A motion presented by Mayor Sam Katz to the Executive Policy Committee (EPC) to explore the option of light rail transit has been approved. The committee has recommended that $100, 000 be spent. As a first step in the development of a long-term strategy for a rapid transit system in…

April 22, 2010 @ 9:06am

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

Winnipeggers could one day be using an aerial cable car to get across the Red River between St. Vital Centre and the University of Manitoba if a proposal to be considered by city councillors Tuesday comes to fruition, CBC News reports. Interestingly, after an earlier report, Winnipeg has discovered that…

January 09, 2008 @ 12:10pm

Residents in Winnipeg should expect 11.5 per cent increase in their water bills in 2008 after city council passed a motion in favour of a new rate hike. The motion was passed despite the city’s infrastructure committee recommending that the city not raise water rates for the second year in…

November 16, 2007 @ 7:10am

Yesterday morning the Canada West Foundation released a survey on urban attitudes towards the environment and found that Regina and Saskatoon residents are most satisfied with environmental protection; Greater Toronto residents the least. Other key results include: Air quality is a high priority issue in Toronto and Vancouver, but less…

March 23, 2007 @ 8:32am

The rise of the information economy, coupled with expanded global trade and increased international economic competition, has vaulted big cities to a level of importance that renders archaic the intergovernmental debates of the past. Recent discussions of the "urban agenda" further highlight the need to shift the conventional intergovernmental focus…

September 27, 2005 @ 1:17pm

Thomas Akerstream uses organic words that are seldom applied to glass, concrete and steel when he talks about the design of Manitoba Hydro's new $188-million headquarters in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. When, for example, did you last hear someone refer to a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system as…

September 13, 2005 @ 1:30pm