Showing Articles from Issue 'Vol. 10, Issue 1, January 2023'


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President's Report - Winter 2023

By John Popowich | Other articles by John Popowich

Well, winter is well upon us and hopefully things are slowly getting back to normal. At CCI-Manitoba, we are back to in person Board meetings and Lunch n Learns. Let’s all hope the worst is behind us and we can get our lives back to the way they used to be (although we are now a few years older).


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CCI Membership Value Proposition

By CCI MB Membership Committee | Other articles by CCI MB Membership Committee

While it is easy to quantify the cost of a CCI membership (just go to our website https://cci-manitoba.ca/membership-sponsorship/categories-fees), it is more difficult to quantify its value. 


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Should We Go All Digital?

By CCI MB Board | Other articles by CCI MB Board

For years, we’ve provided the Condominium News and Views in both electronic and paper formats. This is the first time CCI Manitoba’s Condominium News and Views has been published in electronic-only format with no paper copies delivered to our members. If you’re wondering why we did this or if future editions will also be electronic-only format, you are not alone, as we are wondering about the future too.


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Consumer Protection for Buyers of New Condominiums

By Eric Hrycyk | Other articles by Eric Hrycyk

A headline in an Ontario publication caught my eye and I wondered if this could happen in Manitoba:

"I am closing on my new home in December, and my builder has notified me of a significant price increase to complete the project. I must confirm my interest and sign the new agreement in 5 days, or my original agreement is automatically terminated, is this allowed?"


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The Green Condo Page

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

Whether it improves the sustainability of your condo operations, reduces waste, increases energy efficiency, reduces water consumption or just beautifies the environment surrounding your property, we’d like to hear from you - just send us an email with a subject line of “CCI Green Condo Page”. We hope to hear from you soon. Please send any comments or suggestions to cci.mb.news@gmail.com.


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Save Money And Energy With Lighting Upgrades

By Efficiency Manitoba | Other articles by Efficiency Manitoba

Looking to cut down energy waste in your condominium building? Outdated lighting can lead to unnecessary energy use. By upgrading the lighting, you can save both energy and money.


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Suggestions to Improve the MB Condo Act - Winter 2023

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

We are continuing to receive suggestions to improve the Provincial condo Act (The Act) and we thank you wholeheartedly for your efforts.


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Advocacy Update - Regulating Short Term Rentals - Winter 2023

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

Regulations for short term rentals (STRs) were on the agenda for Winnipeg's Executive Policy Committee (EPC) during their December 7th meeting. The minutes, recording and written submissions are available on the City Clerk's Office Decision Making Information System (DMIS) https://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/DMIS/ViewDoc.asp?DocId=22794&SectionId=&InitUrl=


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Tragedy at Ontario Condominium

By CCI MB Board | Other articles by CCI MB Board

By now most of you will have heard or seen media reports of the shooting of condo directors and unit owners in December at an Ontario condominium. CCI National posted condolences on its LinedIn feed https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7010693343491874816/


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Building Community - Winter 2023: Condos and Composting

By Duane Rohne | Other articles by Duane Rohne

Continuing with recent articles about condominium living with the goal of building community and environmentally sensitive living, we have written about electric cars and native plants. This article offers thoughts about organic food waste and composting.


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National Leaders' Forum - Is It Worth It?

By John Popowich | Other articles by John Popowich

The Canadian Condominium Institute held its National Leaders Forum this past November in Kingston, Ontario. Although I’ve attended previous forums virtually, this is the first one I attended in person. Was it worth it? Short answer - Yes!


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The Reiss Report:Condo Real Estate Blog - Winter 2023

By Alan Reiss | Other articles by Alan Reiss

Now that we are well into January, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us.  No doubt many loved ones will be receiving cards and flowers as part of that special occasion.  2022 was a ‘special occasion’ with respect to condo sales, not that I am suggesting you send a card for this!  In 2022, condo was the one property type which proved to be the most resilient during a very challenging year, and while not as spectacular as the record shattering 2021, was still worthy of recognition (if not a card).


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The Value of Networking

By Maureen Hancharyk | Other articles by Maureen Hancharyk

So much has been lost due to the pandemic and certainly CCI along with our members have felt the loss. I think the biggest loss was networking. We as condominium owners and Board members didn’t have the opportunity to meet at Lunch and Learns and President’s Forums to connect and talk about issues, share information and find solutions. Now that the world is trying to return to some kind of normal, it is difficult to recreate the past.


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Condo Conversation Corner - Winter 2023

By CCI MB Communications Committee | Other articles by CCI MB Communications Committee

The conversation seems to be muted lately with no new submissions since the prior edition of the Condominium News and Views.  That said, two items from the prior edition, Mandatory Director Training and Benchmarking Data have updates. For the prior article https://cci-manitoba.ca/cci-manitoba-magazine/article/95If you want to contribute to the discussion, you can make a submission to cci-manitoba.ca/resources/condo-conversation-corner.


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Benefits of CCI Membership - Money Saving Tips

By Duane Rohne | Other articles by Duane Rohne

In the Fall 2021 newsletter editions (Field Notes from a Condo Corpo Treasurer https://cci-manitoba.ca/cci-manitoba-magazine/article/18, page 12) Alan Forbes wrote about a Manitoba Hydro Rebate Program for eligible customers. It was discussed again in the Condo Conversation Corner feature of the Winter 2022 edition and included details on eligibility (Check your Manitoba Hydro Bill, page 20 https://cci-manitoba.ca/cci-manitoba-magazine/article/1). If you pay your own Hydro bill you are likely eligible for a reduction of taxes applied to your hydro account and rebate of taxes paid at the higher rate. Who doesn’t love rebates and lower taxes?

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