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Taking Valley Line completion off our photo radar

The LRT is delayed again, but when it comes to LRT, timelines don't mean anything anyway. Plus, Edmonton chose 40 km/h as a safer speed for roadways, and the ever-benevolent province has now made it illegal to enforce those speeds with photo radar.

I made my greenfield developers disappear

Little new baby council is taking its first steps! We’ve got a recap of the first public hearing, the first contentious motion, and two more councillor introductions.

From 0% we won't Budge-it

Budget season is coming up, we'll give you a preview. Plus, a new task force on homelessness and an update on urban national park. Two new councillors make their introductory debut on this episode: Anne Stevenson and Jo-Anne Wright.

Don't be too rash when you ask to unmask

This week, we’re keeping our masks on, indefinitely. Plus, if you don’t live in Wolf Willow, don’t park in Wolf Willow. Or you’re getting a $100 ticket. And finally, we'll introduce you to two more councillors, Michael Janz and Sarah Hamilton

The future of affordable housing according to our Christel ball

Giri Puligandla of the Canadian Mental Health Association and Christel Kjenner, the director of affordable housing at the City of Edmonton join Mack and Troy to talk about affordable housing. Plus, an introduction to the Ward Dene councillor, Aaron Paquette.

Post-vote roasts and toasts

We break down the election results, what it means, and how wrong our predictions were. Plus, an update on two bridges, two newly-elected officials resigning and introductions to the new councillors, starting with interviewing two of them directly!

Sohi's back and he's driving the bus

There was an election (not sure if you noticed). We'll cover the new council and what it all means in future weeks. This week we're dedicating the whole episode to speaking with the man in the big chair.

It's Election Thyme

It's the last episode before the election! There's one last dose of news with bridges and LRT, plus your final injection of election roundup. Plus, predictions so we can look back in horror at how wrong we were.

Proactive Donair Disclosure

Just like construction in Edmonton, there's an endless amount of candidate news. We try to keep up with the firehose of information that's coming out.

Orange you glad you have to wear shirts in council chambers (taxi drivers excluded)

The podcast is wearing an orange shirt in spirit. We'll cover some candidate responses to reconciliation, budget, taxes, and politics. Plus, two major candidates drop out of the race (by convincing voters they're not viable candidates).

The close of NomNominations

The federal election is over but we're going FULL STEAM AHEAD on the municipal election! We'll have a recap from the downtown Mayoral forum, coverage of candidate submissions to the Taproot survey, and the case of the missing candidate platform.

A provincial vaxiccine passport

The province implements a (not called that) vaccine passport, the City of Edmonton surveys the vaccination rates of their staff, and politicians be politicking in two different elections.

AfreDon't defund supervised consumption

This week we're joined by public health expert Elaine Hyshka who helps us break down the drug poisoning crisis and what we can, should, and aren't doing about it.

Two steps forWorcestershire, one step Baklava

Masks are back in style in the City of Edmonton, we'll bring you through the debate and how we got (back) here. Plus, the election includes sign vandals and people getting punched in the face.

Leaf EPCOR alone!!!!!!

COVID cases are up once again and there's much discussion about what, if anything, the city should do about that. Plus, we now have a plan to protect our trees and a clean energy pilot to go along with it.

Is it nuts to make the river valley a NUTional Park?

After a summer break featuring many guests, regular coverage of city council returns! Get your updates about who's running where, proposing what and why it all matters. Plus, we bring piping hot takes on the Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion.

The best questions Sur(vey) la table

This week, Karen, co-founder of Taproot Edmonton, joins to talk about election coverage, the next iteration of the People's Agenda and how it connects candidates with voters.

Fishing for answers about our river

Troy and Mack are joined by Martin Dugas of RiverWatch Institute Alberta who has all the answers about science experiments, group river floats, and the dinosaur still lurking below the surface.

The best part of the pie is the INFILLing

We filled up this episode with infill. We're talking with Mariah Samji, executive director of IDEA about everything you wanted to know, and didn't know you wanted to know about infill

Pining for more trees

This week, we're talking all about trees. Dustin Bajer joins to talk about why trees are important in Edmonton, climate change, and to address Mack and Troy's burning - sorry for the pun - questions.

If the current day ends in a y, the funicular is fondue for maintenance

Council's out for the summer and we'll recap their final month before they left. Plus, speed limits are being lowered, and the funicular is broken.

Gondolas and high Seed trains

This week, Nickel's sanction hearing goes exactly as expected, as does the vote on paying for parking in parks. But we do get some unexpected high speed rail news.

I Cayennen't remember what it's like to feel cool

This week, it's very very hot and very very dry and very very emotional and very very "Fireworks". Thanks City of Edmonton. Plus, we bring you the latest on masks and the hyperloop.

The stench of council's proceDurian bickering

Council will almost surely expire the mandatory mask bylaw July 1st, we'll break down the litigation by the procedural rules lawyers that got us here. Plus, paying for parking in parks.

Discussing better, more vibrant pastures with the Downtown Business Grassociation

A $26.5M pedway in station lands and a new downtown vibrancy report are top of mind this week, and we thought of no better guest to help us learn about them than Puneeta McBryan, executive director of the Downtown Business Association.

Edmonton's playing Ketchup in smart fare implementation

Despite our cynicism it looks like smart fare is really real and will be taking to Edmonton Transit soon. Plus, we took away the name "Grandin" from the LRT station. And, a taste of some election roundup.

Not AnonyMoose: Edmonton's Deer football team gets a new name

This week we found out what the Walterdale Bridge public art was supposed to look like, and why it was never installed. Plus, a plan from the city to prevent chopping down trees, and mayoral candidate signs chopped at oblong angles.

Why is there no public art on the new GrOat bridge?

This week, the Groat Road bridge is front and centre. We’ll talk with Jason Meliefste about the successes, failures and why there’s no public art. Turns out it's both everyone's and no one's fault.

Acorning to WEM, they don't have to pay for that bridge

The worst kept secret of the 2021 election is no longer, Amarjeet Sohi is officially running for mayor! Plus, we seem to be progressing very little on both Vision Zero and the WEM pedestrian bridge.

The pun so Mandelicious we used it twice

This week Troy and Mack are joined by former Mayor of Edmonton Stephen Mandel. He'll talk about the plan he supports for the Coliseum, the airport, his run at the Alberta Party, and tennis.

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