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May 7, 2020

May 7 COVID-19 Update

Construction During A Crisis Recovery

Earlier today, WCA released a statement calling on the provincial government to invest in the construction industry to help re-start the Manitoba economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A short while after that, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced the Manitoba Restart Program,, a $500 million investment over the next two years for shovel-ready projects.

We we welcome this program from the provincial government as a good start. For our full news release on the program, including our position that more can be done and some principles we would like to see applied to projects, click here.

Coming Together In A Time Of Crisis Webinar

Join WCA President Ron Hambley, along with representatives from the Calgary, Edmonton and BC Construction Associations for a round table discusion moderated by Procore Vice President Jas Saraw on how the industry has been handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The session is a free webinar hosted on Zoom, taking place on May 14 at 3:00 p.m. Central. Registration is open here.

Safety Signage And Glass Shields

As Manitoba’s economy begins to re-open, safety signage and shields are going to be key to keeping employees and visitors safe. WCA member SRS Signs has been concentrating its efforts on providing easy access to safety shields and COVID-19 signage – check out what they have to offer here.