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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.

The former big cheese on inteGRATED infrastructure

This week Troy and Mack talk with Adam Laughlin, the current deputy city manager of integrated infrastructure and the former interim city manager during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leduc's photo radar is a BroccoLIE

The first round of listening sessions for the People's Agenda has wrapped up. Hear from the Business Overlords™ about what that means. Plus, Leduc has scrapped photo radar and Edmonton's council has scrapped a temporary daytime shelter.

The transit fare increase is Tarragon, for now

Against the advice of City Council, City Council elects not to raise the transit cash fare. Plus, City Council argues with City Council in letters to City Council.

InSalting and demeaning the po po-boys

This week there was a lot of talk about buses and transit. We'll talk about all the hot motions, amendments and subsequents you want to hear about. Plus, the police union, shockingly, doesn't appear to appreciate criticism of the police.

Council's ambitious decision to kick the can is history in the Baking

Council debates the recommendations of the Community Safety task force and does exactly as much as we expected them to do. Plus, we're not scrapping the bus network redesign two weeks before launching.

Pickling a retiring councillor's brain

Outgoing councillor Ben Henderson joins us to talk about policing, poverty, his legacy and what he's looking for in an ideal mayor.

Papaya-ttention to bus route changes

As the mantra goes: do one thing and do it well. ETS is spending this week focusing on the contrapositive: do many things and do them poorly. Plus, Troy preaches a sermon on "e-scooters did nothing wrong".

Knack's dancing to the AmarBeet

We read probably a little bit too hard into Andrew Knack's mayoral not-announcement. Plus, garbage, shelters, new housing, and scoots.

Speaking with the new ETS Branch Mandaringer

Carrie Hotton-MacDonald, the new Branch Manager of Edmonton Transit, joins to talk about her new role, the bus network redesign, and to address a smattering of Twitter questions.

Another CRL? Chia, right!

This week Cate Watt and Anton Szabo join the podcast to answer all our questions about tax policy. Is making a new CRL to fund the LRT a good idea? Should we charge more taxes to those living in Windermere vs Oliver? It's time for revenge of the tax nerds!

The province is still catching flax for headwater pollution

This week updates from all across the board: the gondola goes forward, we learn more about headwater protection and the two succeeding and one failing CRLs

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