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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

It's not quite Chili enough to treat people like human Beans

The Gondola is back in the news and we spend some oxygen complaining about the oxygen it's taking up. Plus, the police surprise absolutely no one by very publicly forcing houseless people out into the cold, and a school board trustee raises the alarm on the erosion of trustees' ability to represent their constituents.

I'm ordering you to seed and desist

Council unanimously rejects a proposed social media policy and Councillor Sarah Hamilton joins us to explain why. Plus, Troy gets a letter in the mail.

Croqgetting better uses out of our surplus school sites

We're joined by EPSB Ward F Trustee Michael Janz to discuss surplus school sites and a little-known public school board power to levy new taxes. Plus, we address Troy's tweets.

It's Andre's Clementime to shine

Newly minted - that could have been an alternate title pun - City Manager André Corbould joins Troy and Mack to discuss getting situated in the new role, his plans for the city and what impact he hopes to make as City Manager. Cliffs notes: he confirms he currently lives in St. Albert

A slew of new Candied Dates

City council is a bit slow getting back up and running, but they still manage to talk about shisha bars, the new city manager, infill and trickle-down sidewalks. Plus, Troy badly disseminates election tips

The return of two Fungis

This is a garbage episode, but by that we mean it's about actual garbage. The city unveils new waste collection carts. Meanwhile, Jobber gets US$60M, the trains might finally be on time, and some city employees get a layoff letter. We're back!

JeoPEARdy 2020

Everyone's favourite annual episode returns for a third year! Join a panel of fired journalists as they navigate their way through EDMONTON JEOPARDY. Who among Stacey Brotzel, Scott Johnston or Ryan Jespersen will claim the coveted Speaking Municipally Jeopardy crown for themselves?

Talking about Iveson's LegaSEED

It's the second-last episode of the year and that means it's budget time! We'll cover all the ideas: good, bad and "coming from Mike Nickel". Plus, Taproot did an end of year interview with the Mayor and we have CLIPS!

Your car is the best Pea Pea E

Innovate Edmonton finds a new CEO in Catherine Warren. We talk to her about her plans, approach and if she'll just quit when Iveson leaves. Plus, all that news that happened last week when we were away? Yeah, we'll talk about the new City Manager and the Mayor retiring. Promise.

Neighbourhood pools are Cloves'd

Can you guess the three pools administration proposed closing in this year's budget? I'll give you a hint, it's the same ones they propose closing in every budget. Plus, Dr. Hinshaw proposes a solution to COVID-19 that involves "being diligent", "redoubling our efforts" and "really coming together" and the EPS propose buying new clothes as a potential avenue for police reform.

Local businesses going OniOnline

We speak with a listener about some analysis of council voting records. And could the data about COVID in restaurants from the rest of the world REALLY be true here? In Jason Kenney's Alberta?

Not every surprise is Mandelicious

Council approves lower speed limits at public hearing. But even though you're tired of hearing about this, you'll probably still hear about it again before it actually happens. Plus, Mandel shows up again and basically just yells Baba Booey at council.

All of a Spudden, Second Wave

COVID in Edmonton is now a concern for the CMOH, but not quite enough of a concern to really do much about it. But, we're doing things about temporary shelters, bylaw omnibus amendments and bridges. Plus Troy uses his self-built platform to vent at a captive audience.

The solar installation stops Fern nothing

Council decides 7-6 to grant a new home to a large solar panel farm -- in the river valley. Plus, we'll break down a couple polls and what they mean for the upcoming election. And by "break down" we mean literally break them. They don't matter. Polls are dumb.

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