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Building Community - Summer 2022

By Maureen Hancharyk, Duane Rohne, Alan Forbes | Other articles by Maureen Hancharyk, Duane Rohne, Alan Forbes

Owning a condo and residing in it is more than just an investment. It is more than just living in an extended stay vacation property. You are living in a community, and to get the most out of your residence and your investment, you should be involved in your community. Being involved in the community starts with being respectful and cordial to all members of the community. Understanding and complying with the rules and regulations of the community is also an important aspect of being part of the community, and also ties in with respecting your fellow community members.

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Advocacy Update - Waste Diversion Fee - Summer 2022

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

The City of Winnipeg has a web page with information about their recycling strategy for multi-family properties https://engage.winnipeg.ca/recycling-strategy-for-apartments-and-condos.


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Advocacy Update - Short Term Rentals - Summer 2022

By Alan FOrbes | Other articles by Alan FOrbes

The City of Winnipeg has formalized their process and set up a web page to better engage all stakeholders on the issue of regulating short term rentals (STRs) https://engage.winnipeg.ca/short-term-rentals. The web page shows that the period for public consultation has now closed and City Staff are reviewing the information submitted and developing recommendations for Council over the next few months.


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Advocacy: Multi Family Waste Diversion (MFWD) Fees - Fall 2021

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

There was an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press about waste diversion fees being applied to condo unit owners for corporations with more than seven units. The proposed annual fee would start in January of 2023 at $44 per unit to help cover recycling costs. As this late breaking news came just as we were going to print for our fall newsletter the implications and rationale are not clear. Already there are letters to the editor and we encourage you to contact your City Councillor about this matter.


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Tribute to Jane Lecours - Spring 2021

By Millanne Baxter | Other articles by Millanne Baxter


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Physical Security in Condominiums - Fall 2021

By Gary WiIliams | Other articles by Gary WiIliams

Crime is not an everyday experience, but when it happens, it is very troubling. There are several ways your condominium building, residents and visitors can be protected.


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Advocacy: Short Term Rentals (STRs) - Spring 2022

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

We wrote to the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage, and Downtown Development (SPC-PDHD) asking to be included in their stakeholder consultations as we could provide the perspectives from condominium owners, investors, boards and residents, along with the perspectives of our professional members and business partners.


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Advocacy: Multi Family Waste Diversion (MFWD) Fees - Spring 2022

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

We wrote to the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment (SPC-WWRME) offering our involvement to come up with a MFWD fee that would be fair and equitable to condo corporations and their unit owners, residents, tenants and investors. We did receive a favorable response from the Committee Chair, Councilor Mayes, and subsequently had a Zoom meeting with him on March 22nd. The meeting was cordial and informative, and Councilor Mayes has since put us in touch with the appropriate City Staff. He indicated he will keep us apprised of any developments, but didn’t expect any meaningful activity until after the fall municipal elections.


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Water Leak Devices - Spring 2022

By Duane Rohne | Other articles by Duane Rohne

If you've experienced a water leak, you might be ahead in the water leak detection game. Prior experience of discovering a water leak, cleaning up the mess, dealing with repairs and insurance is not something anyone wants to repeat. Motivation is never so keen as when you’re ankle deep in water.


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Fideleity Insurance and Condo Corporations - Spring 2021

By Pamela Pyke | Other articles by Pamela Pyke


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Solar Power and Condos - Fall 2021

By Duane Rohne | Other articles by Duane Rohne

In this article, we want to explore a condominium solar panel project.  To that end, we found Bruce Mackenzie, who in 2015 was the Central Park Condominium President in Victoria, BC.  As a self-professed “energy geek”, he decided the time was right to explore solar panels for his Victoria, BC condominium.  1


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Grey Cup Party Favourite Recipes - Fall 2021

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

Planning on hosting or attending a Grey Cup Party this year? Here are a few favourite recipes from some of our members. If you’d like to contribute your favourite recipes regardless of the occasion, just send us an email ccimanitoba@cci.ca.

  • Slow Cooke Baked Beans
  • Caesar Dressing
  • Spinach Dip
  • Quick Rum Cake

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Reserve Funds Ignore Climate Target Impacts - Fall 2021

By Murray Johnson | Other articles by Murray Johnson

This was a re-publication of an article from CondoBusiness from the REMI Network


 


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Insurance & Risk Mitigation - Fall 2021

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is applicable to the insurance market. If you want to reduce the pressure on ever-increasing insurance premiums, look for ways to prevent having to make claims and look to mitigate the various risks to persons and property. Consider putting together a risk mitigation plan for your condo corporation and show it to your insurance broker and ask for their feedback. They will be happy to help you because lowering your claims risk is a win-win situation for both parties.


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Field Notes From a Condo Corp Treasurer - Fall 2021

By Alan Forbes | Other articles by Alan Forbes

So you joined the Board of your Condominium Corporation (CC) and ended up as Treasurer even though you are not an accountant. Do you sometimes feel lost, overwhelmed, or unsure how to provide value to your CC and the owners? Here are some lessons learned from someone in the same situation.3

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