Industry News

A message from the City of Winnipeg: Construction 2023 Wrap-up

This is a reminder that the City expects that, as construction winds down for 2023, all construction sites that may have anything from minor to extensive carry-over work remaining, must be left in a safe and traversable condition for the winter. This includes all pedestrian any cycling spaces. If circumstances make this not possible, discuss a suitable plan with the CA and the City. In addition, site condition must be monitored over the winter and maintained until construction start-up in 2024. The degree of monitoring and maintenance can be discussed with your Contract Administrator.


If, with the total work an individual contractor may have remaining, there are both regional and local streets to complete, in general, the City would prioritize completion of the regional streets. If this is the case for you, please discuss with your CA(s) and the City; we do not want to over-complicate project completions.


Based on the forecast, we expect all asphalt mixes to be Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) to allow for the mixing, handling, and compaction of the asphalt. The warm mix asphalt can generally be used when the atmospheric temperature is -2°C and rising. If, during the progress of the work, the asphalt is found to be unsatisfactory to meet the CW 3410-R12, the Contractor may revise the mix design, use additional additives, or increase the cooking temperature at the plant to accommodate for the cold weather. The proposed changes shall be submitted to (the CA and Ghazy) for approval


If you have any questions, please discuss with your CA prior to escalating.

A message from Manitoba Hydro: Integrated Resource Planning Survey

Manitoba Hydro’s first-ever Integrated Resource Plan is now available at This plan is a tool to help us understand and prepare for our province’s future energy needs.

What we’ve learned so far

After more than two years of work, including conversations with nearly 15,000 customers like you, here’s some of what we’ve learned:

  • The energy transition is already underway in Manitoba — and natural gas is going to play a key role in getting to a low-carbon future.
  • Managing the energy transition in Manitoba is critical to providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy for our customers, now and into the future.
  • Electricity demand in our province could double in the next 20 years. New sources of generation could be needed in the next 10 years.
  • We will need to make investments to meet future electricity demand.

These are just some of the report’s findings. Find out more about what we learned and what we’re planning to do to deliver Energy for Life at

Our work has just begun

Tell us what you think about the energy future — take a short survey on the Integrated Resource Plan and the report’s findings..

Take the short survey HERE.

Teranet Manitoba: Optimizing Land Titles Management

Teranet Manitoba is pleased to introduce their latest service innovation, Maintenance, designed to optimize how administrators manage land titles accounts and firms.

Launching on Monday, October 23, 2023, Maintenance will streamline account statements, authorized users, deposit accounts, and firm details into a centralized service for easier and efficient management.

Deposit Account Administrators and Firm Administrators will be able to conveniently access Maintenance from the menu of our land titles services.

If you have any questions, please contact the Teranet Manitoba Client Service Team by email at or by phone at 1-844-737-5684 (toll-free).

Updates to Infill Housing Construction - Information Bulletin

“Infill housing construction” refers to construction on residential sites located in established neighbourhoods, either on existing vacant lots or with the demolition of an existing structure to accommodate the construction of a new structure. This includes single detached houses, semi-detached houses, duplexes as well as multi-unit residential complexes. Due to the proximity of infill construction sites to existing properties and structures, neighbouring properties may be impacted.

The Infill Housing Construction Information Bulletin was updated earlier this month and posted to the Information Bulletins webpage as bulletin number 2023-006-B/Z.

View the Information Builletin HERE

Update to New Manitoba Building Codes - Information Bulletin

The Province will adopt the new Manitoba Building Code, Manitoba Plumbing Code, Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings and Manitoba Fire Code effective January 1, 2024.

View the information bulletin HERE

A Message from City of Winnipeg Zoning

We are pleased to advise that on September 25, 2023, the Zoning & Permits office located at Unit 31 – 30 Fort Street will be expanding in-person services, offering appointments to meet with Zoning Development Officers. 


Anyone wanting to meet with a Zoning Development Officer will need to book an appointment in advance. Walk-in appointments will not be available.


Ways to book an appointment:


General inquiries


Permits Online

MB Hydro - Residential Development

Manitoba Hydro has updated its website to allow developers to apply online for pre-serving of both residential and commercial developments. You can find more details from Manitoba Hydro via the links below:

Residential Developments

Commercial Developments

CentrePort South servicing price tag gets $13-M bump

Work to prepare CentrePort South for development is now expected to cost nearly $13 million more than last estimated, though supporters still expect the benefits to greatly outweigh the rising cost.

Manitoba government says efficiency will free up hydroelectric capacity

Encouraging people to reduce their energy consumption through efficiency measures such as heat pumps is the first priority in ensuring Manitoba has enough capacity in its hydroelectric system,

Kinew tells cabinet to try to make Manitoba Hydro 100% green by 2035, province emissions-free by 2050

Climate activist calls directives vague but welcome; PCs concerned about cost

New water meters could mean change in bills for Winnipeggers

City considering program to install advanced water metering systems

True North still fine-tuning Portage Place redevelopment

The real estate wing of the company that owns the Winnipeg Jets says it's still fine-tuning its $550-million proposal to redevelop downtown Winnipeg's Portage Place mall.

Residents asked to share thoughts on downtown

A number of organizations spearheading the core’s revitalization, including the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, have launched a survey to track locals’ opinions on subjects like transportation, attractions, amenities and addictions support.

Promises made on key issues in the 2023 Manitoba election

Learn more about promises made by each party on various issues.

East of the Red Rec Plex construction delayed

The tentative opening date for the East of the Red Rec Plex has been pushed back.

St. James Civic Centre expansion price tag faces $3-M bump

The expansion of the St. James Civic Centre is now expected to cost an additional $3 million