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Missing the forest for the mature trees

Urban planning committee hears from more than 70 speakers about the zoning bylaw renewal. We recap what went down and talk to David Berry, one of the speakers.Here are...

The orange dot (with the little orange smudge down there)

Ok, fine, we're going to talk about the election. But you CAN'T make us like it.Here are the relevant links for this episode:Sheriffs extendedEdmonton police, sheriff ...

The new northeast river valley park (on the weekly local audio news broadcast)

Edmonton has a surprise new bigger-than-Hawrelak, as-of-yet-unnamed river valley park. Plus, the Capital Line LRT extension gets its scope trimmed, and new patio rules...

A pawsitively furtastic week

It's cat week in Edmonton! Plus, additional funding for day shelter spaces, more turnover at the City of Edmonton, and new provincial additions to the paw-lice commiss...

Edmonton, without limits

Edmonton Unlimited CEO Catherine Warren joins us — more than a hundred episodes after her first appearance — for an update on Edmonton's innovation sector. Plus, the C...

He's been Buyze for the past 16 years

We catch up with Chris Buyze, the outgoing president of the Downtown Edmonton Community League. Plus, airtime for airports.Here are the relevant links for this episode...

Flaming Calgary's arena deal

Calgary is now the favourite child of the UCP, with arena funding. Plus, the Edmonton Police Service announces that violent crime is up, and we take a closer look at w...

Provincial funding to HELP... the UCP get elected

The province announces new funding for the HELP initiative that pairs social workers with police, and the city budget has been finalized so your tax bills will arrive ...

How are we making history? Let's Find Out

Let's Find Out has joined Taproot — we speak with host Chris Chang-Yen Phillips and producer Trevor Chow-Fraser to learn more. Plus, the Talus Dome incident has breath...

Keeping transit 💯 … cops, that is

The province announces a plan to recruit 100 extra cops to clean up transit, and the city talks about what YOU can do to help with that. Or maybe just take a scooter i...

SIX cars hit train... ah ah ah

Another driver crashes into a Valley Line train, and we're starting to lose count. Plus, Boyle Street gets a new permit, and we get details on the city's podcast spend...

JuNo shirt, no service

In the wake of a tragic police incident, we cover other policing news that happened this week. Plus, an update on trains, and affordable housing.Here are the relevant ...

More like LastGen, amirite?

Newly minted Taproot Edmonton reporter Colin Gallant joins to talk about the demise of NextGen. Plus, budget surpluses, meetings with the premier and, of course, parki...

#FreeTheBuffalo

We follow up on what 102 Avenue looks like with cars on it. Plus, updates on Buffalo art, the Alberta budget, drinking in parks, a police commission investigation, dow...

The pilot that lasted zero days

Council votes to open 102 Avenue to vehicle traffic before (after?) the one-year pilot even got underway. But don't worry, the pedway is doing fine.Here are the releva...

Edmonton's 15-minute sandboxes

Edmonton's administration drops a bombshell: apparently the city's relationship with the province is strained. Plus we dig into sandboxes, the screen industry, and bus...

News as hot as chili pepper spray

Council wastes a lot of time hearing about spicy things, but the Mansion Tax may be just a little too spicy for the city lawyers.Here are the relevant links for this e...

Paul Blart: Legislature Cop

The provincial government solves downtown safety — all it took was 12 rent-a-cops! Plus, the AI landscape in Edmonton does not look quite so grim.Here are the relevant...

What are you Bonnie Doon on the tracks there, bud?

Downtown is revitalized! I mean dying! I mean revitalized! Or maybe dying. It's hard to keep up. Plus, council talks OP12, which is the way of sneaking in even more bu...

S-plow-ing Mun-ice-pially

The snowplowing naming contest results are in and the result is clear: no one can name a single one on residential streets. Plus, council debates a new dog park pilot ...

Jeopardy 2022

Councillors Michael Janz, Ashley Salvador, and Anne Stevenson vie to see who is the Jeopardiest city councillor of them all.

Spending like a drunken sailor

The four-year capital and operating budgets have been approved! We'll break down everything you need to know about what this means for the next four years.

It's beginning to feel a lot like climate change funding is not something Edmontonians support broadly

City Manager Andre Corbould lets us know that the majority of Edmontonians are not on board with climate change funding. Debate over. Thanks Andre! Plus, the EPS has a...

To be or not to SDAB

This week, council has approved 209 new shelter spaces for this winter out of the financial stabilization reserve, and the SDAB has left the new Boyle Street location ...

Cracks in concrete may be worse than they ap-pier

The TransEd update on the Valley Line. In short the train is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad time. Plus the police ask council for JUST A BIT more money...

TREEGATE

There isn't going to be a Christmas tree in Churchill Square this year. We speak with Puneeta McBryan, executive director of the Downtown Business Association about wh...

It's beginning to feel a lot like budget

In the midst of the regularly scheduled November Ice Age, we follow up on the poor climate budgeting from last week. Plus, there was $5M in Downtown Vibrancy grants th...

The carbon usage that just won't budge-it

The city has released its carbon budget which projects the city coming nowhere close to meeting its goals, despite not really trying. We’ll also take a sneak peek at t...

A sense that the census might be 'spensive

The capital budget was released by the city and just like that all of our money went "poof". We'll dig in to where that spending is, and some of the ways that council ...

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred votes for another round of questions

It's been a year since council was elected; we'll take a look at what they've done - or not done. Plus updates on the police funding formula, Blatchford, and neighbour...

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