MI & MHCA collaborate on proposed specification changes

MI & MHCA collaborate on proposed specification changes December 12th, 2019 Senior executive representatives from Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) met on December 11 with MHCA member representatives, including three each from the contracting and aggregate producer sectors and one from engineering,...

Workforce Development: CANS gives keynote address at career expo

On Friday, November 29, 2019, the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) attended the West Hants Middle School Career Expo. The event brought together more than 500 middle-school-aged (grades 6-8) students to explore future career paths. CANS Construction Connection (CCC)...

Federal throne speech touches on infrastructure, short on details

Federal throne speech touches on infrastructure, short on details December 5th, 2019 The Trudeau government’s first throne speech since being returned with a minority to Parliament spoke to the necessity of all parties getting along to make government work, while...

Building permit values drop in November

Building permits were down in November, in both the number of permits issued and their values. 62 permits were issued in November with a combined value of just over $11.5 million, compared to 74 permits issued in November 2018, worth...

Winnipeg’s proposed infrastructure plan needs re-write: MHCA

Winnipeg’s proposed infrastructure plan needs re-write: MHCA December 5th, 2019 Winnipeg’s 2020 Infrastructure Plan places too low a value on economic growth in prioritizing projects for investment, MHCA President Chris Lorenc told the Executive Policy Committee Tuesday. The plan, prepared...

NEWS / Statistics – GDP by Census Metropolitan Area (2016)

GDP BY CENSUS METROPOLITAN AREA, 2016 Today, Statistics Canada released Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for Canada’s Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) and the areas outside of CMAs for 2016 and revised previous estimates for 2009-2015. All data are benchmarked to provincial nominal...

MHCA to City Hall: cutting core infrastructure not the fix

MHCA to City Hall: cutting core infrastructure not the fix November 28th, 2019 MHCA tells standing committees to renew commitment to roads, water and sewer mains The budget recommendations for the street renewal program in 2020 will further grind Winnipeg...

VRCA to hold mental health first aid workshop

Start off 2020 right with an exciting new VRCA workshop! We are pleased to offer this new 2-day workshop on January 20 and 21, called Mental Health First Aid. With research showing that one in three Canadians are impacted by...

2019 Fall Newsletter and AGM Guide

SMS Equipment’s New Canada-Wide Dealership Agreements with World-Class Manufacturers, Industry Associations October 1, 2019 June 1, 2017, John Deere announced its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group of Companies. Subsequently, October 1, 2019, SMS Equipment and Wirtgen Group of Companies announced...

Construction innovation = cash back

Did you know that most Canadian construction businesses are eligible for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credits? SR&ED tax credits are offered by the federal government to offset the cost of innovation and problem-solving in the construction...
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