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Here are the relevant links for this episode:Cabinet shufflePremier announces Cabinet changesTaxi faresFuel price hikes could prompt increase to Edmonton taxi ratesPassport lineupsAlbertans are camping outside Canada Place as early as 1:30 a.m. to get a passportPolice stuff News Release: Improving public safety in Edmonton: Joint news release City council votes to create business plan for downtown Edmonton safety initiative Police commission member recruitment underway Encampment strategy Edmonton looking into pilot for small, city-sanctioned homeless encampments Surge in Edmonton's homeless camps likely this summer but staff don't recommend city-run encampment City looking at different options to address increase in homelessness in Edmonton Affordable housing News Release: City exceeds affordable housing targets, lays out next steps for future investments City of Edmonton exceeds affordable housing targets Mansions tax Edmonton councillor wants mansion tax, city studies progressive taxation It's time for a Mansions Tax Valley Line Southeast LRT Valley Line Southeast LRT extension on track for summer opening, no date set: TransEd April 2009: Edmonton's LRT now extends to South Campus Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation. Episode 125 scratches the surface of Edmonton's history with racism. We also talked about Park Power, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Waste collector appreciationEdmonton recognizes Waste Collector Appreciation Day on June 17World Cup 2026Toronto, Vancouver selected among host cities for 2026 World Cup, Edmonton snubbedCOVID-19 restrictionsAlberta to lift remaining health restrictions102 Avenue Troy's tweet Mayor Sohi's tweet Edmonton will keep 102 Avenue closed to traffic for 1-year pedestrian pilot 1988 Edmonton downtown design improvement manual Chinatown infrastructure Chinatown 'like a wound that we all have,' says advocate Councillors support infrastructure boosts coming to Edmonton's Chinatown Police funding Downtown Core and Transit Safety Plan Accused in Chinatown homicides was dropped off in Edmonton by RCMP 3 days before killings Mayor Sohi's tweet Chinatown homicides: McFee says EPS couldn't arrest Justin Bone because RCMP dropped him off Councillors' actions on police funding differ from candidates' words Edmonton Mayor Sohi says despite recent tensions, relations improving with police commission Private treesEdmonton city councillors consider new bylaw to protect trees on private landRediscover ETSETS launches campaign to inspire Edmontonians to rediscover their city with transitSpeaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross which can help employees manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online — any time, on any device. We also talked about The Future Of, a podcast from ATB that promises to give you insights to help navigate what is often an uncertain future. Hosted by ATB's chief economist Todd Hirsch, the podcast explores how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunity it creates.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Squirrel photoEdmonton newspaper's tweet of squirrels "hugging" has grabbed people's attentionMcFee's salaryEdmonton police chief's salary made publicFunding formula Councillors' actions on police funding differ from candidates' words Edmonton city council settles on $407M annual base funding for police Guest: Sharon Yeo @sharonyeo 2017: Introducing: Edmonton Chinatown Walking Tours Guest: David Holdsworth LinkedIn 2019: City considers building a replica gate for Edmonton's Chinatown Guest: Hon LeongChinatown Transformation Collaborative SocietyChinatown 2022 Chinatown Projects & Support 2017: Chinatown Strategy Keith Gerein: Edmonton's Chinatown looks to take control, even if that means moving Edmontonians join national effort to rebuild Chinatowns across Canada Pandemic leaves Edmonton's Chinatown just trying to hang on Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week, with help from the Edmonton Community Foundation, we highlighted Is This For Real?, a podcast about various facets of Black life in Edmonton. We also talked about Alberta Blue Cross which offers health, dental, life and disability coverage for small business employees.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Recycling sandOnce a leader in recycling street sand, City of Edmonton now throws it all awayMaking SpaceThe City is Making Space for new perspectives on zoning with first-ever podcastE-scooters and e-bikesE-scooters and e-bikes start rolling this summerRoad laneway growthApparent jump in snow-clearing kilometres not all that it seemsOverdose response News Release: City and downtown partners team up to pilot drug poisoning prevention and response program Dedicated teams to provide drug poisoning prevention and response in downtown Edmonton 102 Avenue Should downtown Edmonton's 102 Avenue be pedestrian only? Edmonton city councillors push to pilot 102nd Avenue as pedestrian lane Guest: Andre CorbouldOffice of the City ManagerThe letter Chinatown Safety: immediate actions and follow-through | by Office of the Mayor Amarjeet Sohi My response to Minister Shandro's letter on the Police Act. | by Office of the Mayor Amarjeet Sohi Section 30(1) of the Police Act invoked Ministerial letter to Edmonton mayor about public safety Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted the Edmonton Community Foundation which produces The Well Endowed Podcast. We also talked about ATB Cares, which makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Assessment noticesNews Release: 2022 property tax notices in the mail Tourism fundingGovernment of Canada makes major investments in Edmonton summer festival and in tourism experiences across AlbertaOilers advanceOilers eliminate Flames with Game 5 win, advance to first West final in 16 yearsChinatown safety Chinatown deaths weigh on discussions of community safety and police funding Daughter of Chinatown homicide victim pleads with city councillors to make area safer Citizens pack Edmonton council chambers to speak on Chinatown crime, safety and policing Project Connection to focus on areas facing increased trends of violence and disorder Edmonton LRT system to see more peace officer patrols start Sunday Linda Hoang's tweet Shandro's letter Section 30(1) of the Police Act invoked Tyler Shandro's tweet My response to Minister Shandro's letter on the Police Act. | by Office of the Mayor Amarjeet Sohi Administration's presentation Transit safety City council agenda item Survey results Proposed bylaw amendments Funding formulaA safe Edmonton requires a fair and accountable funding strategy. | by Office of the Mayor Amarjeet SohiOutdoor pools City of Edmonton's outdoor pool season shortened this summer due to budget pressures Splash your way into the long weekend as City spray parks open! Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross which can help employees manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online — any time, on any device. We also talked about the Edmonton Community Foundation which acts as a bridge between donors and charities to create a strong, vibrant community for generations to come.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Leadership vote Alberta Premier Jason Kenney resigning as UCP leader despite narrow win in leadership review Jason Kenney to remain as premier, party leader until new UCP leader is chosen Edmonton ElksEdmonton Elks lose money during disappointing 2021 CFL seasonHigh Level StreetcarHigh Level Streetcar line extension grand opening planned for ThursdayCSWB Strategy Councillors undecided on how best to spend community safety money Edmonton aims to end racism, poverty and be the safest city in Canada by 2030 with new strategy Suggested actions for investment Policing downtown Edmonton mayor pitches $5M for outreach patrol teams and day shelter Edmonton police up downtown patrols, council hears calls for safety Downtown Recovery Coalition Funding formula City councillors propose $385M base budget for Edmonton police Erin Rutherford's motion Andrew Knack's rationale Allegations against Stevenson Police Act Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation which explores the impact of passionate people who are working to make Edmonton a strong, vibrant city to live in. Inventures 2022, where you can Learn, share, and be inspired by the startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and global thought leaders who are redefining the future.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Bike swapAlberta Bike Swap returns with family-friendly additionJuno AwardsAfter almost 20 years, Edmonton will once again host Canada's Juno AwardsGarden lifeEdmontonians invited to "Live the Garden Life" during the Year of the Garden 2022State of the City Mayor slams province, praises region, in State of the City address Edmonton Mayor Sohi blasts province in state of city address Mayor Amarjeet Sohi State of The City 2022 (PDF) Transit safety Sohi says latest LRT attack 'really scares people away' from transit, asks for provincial help CTLA news release Tax increase Edmonton heads toward tough budget with steep tax increases or deep service cuts Edmonton considers spending millions more on snow clearing BlatchfordEdmonton councillor concerned about pace, affordability of Blatchford developmentSpeaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted Inventures 2022, where you can Learn, share, and be inspired by the startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and global thought leaders who are redefining the future. We also talked about Alberta Blue Cross, which makes group coverage for small businesses easy.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Public washrooms News Release: New mobile washrooms being installed; transit washroom reopening takes a phased approach Edmonton reopening 10 LRT washrooms, adding 12 mobile locations Empathetic AlbertansMental health study shows Albertans feeling less empathetic towards others than at start of pandemicCampaign finance 2010-2021 Campaign Disclosures Statements Michael Oshry spent more than $220K of own money for his Edmonton mayoral campaign Warehouse Park Warehouse Park | City of Edmonton PSA: Transforming parking lots into paradise Warehouse Park: Designing a safe urban oasis in downtown Edmonton Summer StreetsPSA: Summer Streets give everyone room to walk, run, bike and roll Snow clearing Edmonton city councillors agree snow removal budget needs boost News Release: City of Edmonton honoured by American Planning Association for innovative work in carbon budgeting High Level Bridge Council weighs options to renew or replace Edmonton's 109-year-old High Level Bridge Edmonton historic board urges city keep heritage in mind as older buildings demolished Encampments Number of homeless people in Edmonton expected to grow, city report says Surge in Edmonton's homeless camps likely this summer but staff don't recommend city-run encampment Infill Edmonton reaches goal to have infill units make up 25% of new homes Affordability needs to be built into Edmonton's plans to boost density with infill development: expert Edmonton's omnibus zoning bylaw would change entire city and limit development rules Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross, which makes group coverage for small businesses easy. We also talked about NorthwestFest, the international documentary festival that is returning in cinema and online this month.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Electric scootersEdmonton introduces new rules for e-scooter providersSnow budgetEdmonton city councillors agree snow removal budget needs boostAvian fluEdmonton Valley Zoo moves birds away from public sight to protect against deadly avian fluGuest: Paula Simons Senator Paula Simons @Paulatics Wikipedia page Podcast pick: Alberta Unbound Paula's inquiry Challenges and Opportunities of Canadian Municipalities YouTube: The relationship between the federal government and municipalities Senator Éric Forest's remarks Paula's walkJanes Walk: Curating Alberta, Sat, 7 May 2022 at 3:00 PMSpeaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation which tells the stories of how endowment funds intersect with the community. Episode 121 looks at A Taste of Ramadan, an event that provided food and entertainment to hundreds of Edmontonians earlier this month. We also talked about NorthwestFest, the international documentary festival that is returning in cinema and online this May.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Most affordableWhat a flex: Edmonton named one of the most affordable cities in the worldRotten eggsEdmonton residents concerned about gas odour from Imperial Oil refineryPride cornerA busy intersection in Edmonton has been dominated by homophobic street preachers for yearsGuest: Anne Stevenson @edmonton_anne Ward O-day'min Councillor Police commission Op-ed from EPC chair John McDougall: Edmonton police have a duty to keep protests safe Commission should question police about fatal shooting, says criminologist Opinion: Edmonton Police Commission's role isn't defending police action Tweet from Alayne Sinclair Council looks to make police commission bigger amid calls for better oversight Governance stuff Police Act Edmonton Police Commission Bylaw (PDF) Edmonton Police Commission Policies Other links Heart of YEG Safe Walk Council privately quashes recommended audit of Edmonton policing Integrity commissioner dismisses police association's complaint against councillor The Progress Report has filed a discreditable conduct complaint against Chief McFee Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted the Alberta Podcast Network itself, which builds audiences for Alberta-made podcasts and connects those listeners to Alberta-based businesses, organizations, and community partners. Advertising with the network can be a great way to reach Albertans! We also talked about Park Power, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta offering internet, electricity, and natural gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Participatory budgetingEdmonton councillors offering $50k in grants through 'participatory budgeting'Group saleGroup of property owners selling 10-lot block near Edmonton's river valleyCritical race theory 'A political football': Concern over Alberta's premier pushing U.S.-style views on school curriculum Education Minister Adriana LaGrange's response Guest: Trisha Estabrooks @TrishEstabrooks Ward D Trustee City plan and schools Edmonton City Plan Dr. Anne Anderson Community Centre Ever Active Schools Edmonton Catholic, public schools expand shared busing program to save money Growth pressures Ten-Year Facilities Plan 2023-2032 Edmonton Public Schools facing mounting enrolment pressures 'We have been passed over for new builds': Edmonton Public School Division needs more locations Board governance An Announcement and a Call to Action | by Bridget Stirling EPSB Trustee Handbook Other links from the discussion Division Feedback Survey Edmonton Public Schools seeks feedback on calendar revamp Edmonton Public Schools trustee tables notice of motion asking for government support for incoming refugee students Alberta to spend $72 million to expand charter schools Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted NorthwestFest — Canada's longest-running non-fiction film festival — which is back in hybrid form this year, running IN CINEMA from May 6th to the 14th, and ONLINE from May 5th to 15th. We also talked about Overdue Finds, an Edmonton Public Library podcast featuring conversations about books, movies, music, pop culture, and other great things happening in Edmonton.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:77 trees'It's a bummer': Edmonton chops 77 trees near cemetery for new sidewalk, bike lanesDitch the draftProtesters call for Alberta government to scrap K-6 draft curriculumAHS CEODr. Verna Yiu out as president and CEO at Alberta Health ServicesMichael Janz @michaeljanz Meet the councillors: Sarah Hamilton and Michael Janz look forward to team-building Ashley Salvador @AshleyASalvador Meet the councillors: Keren Tang and Ashley Salvador identify key priorities as they begin their terms Links from the discussion Curbing Excessive Executive Compensation Fire, police team up to extinguish growing problem of suspicious fires in northeast Edmonton 2019: City may back out of suburban development biz, council votes Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted ATB, which was built to help Alberta businesses. Be sure to check out The Future Of, a podcast hosted by ATB's chief economist, Todd Hirsch. We also spoke about The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation. Episode 119 looks at how The Dash Fund helps keep the memory of a very special pet alive while supporting pets in need.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Praise for us Chris On A Bike's tweet Lisa Brown's tweet Wastewater countsWastewater COVID-19 counts rising in Edmonton and CalgaryIveson's new gigNews release: Co-operators appoints former Edmonton mayor Don Iveson as executive advisor for climate investing and community resilience Carbon taxAlberta legislature to debate motion calling on Ottawa to stop carbon tax increasesDowntown recovery Downtown Dining Week returns as workers come back to the core The Five-Day Workweek Is Dying News release: City continues to drive growth and job creation alongside economic partners Old Strathcona parking lotOld Strathcona parking lot sparks debate on how Edmonton leases public landsVision Zero Street Lab Victoria Promenade survey Conrad Nobert's tweet Daniel Morin's tweet 100th Street bridgeConrad's tweetClean energy improvement program PSA: Applications open for Clean Energy Improvement Program PSA: Overwhelming response to Clean Energy Improvement Program Pilot Edmonton pilot program to help homeowners with green upgrades Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted ATB, which offers expert and practical advice in everyday banking, and investment planning expertise and management services with ATB Wealth. We also talked about Park Power, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta offering internet, electricity, and natural gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:The river Why does Edmonton's water smell a bit funky? Walking on ice can be a life or death decision Red Deer Further IIHF event updates UCP leadership to be decided by mail-in ballot, Jean accuses Kenney camp of cheating NFTs Edmonton lays claim to world's first NFT book, written by Todd Babiak and donated to the EPL World's first book published as a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Available to Borrow Exclusively at the Edmonton Public Library Mask bylawsEdmonton city council rejects mandating masks at recreation centresPublic washrooms City of Edmonton closes nearly all public washrooms in transit stations to reduce drug poisoning risk Feb. 22 agenda item 2021 Alberta drug poisoning stats How public washrooms help make a city work well Jennifer RiceTroy's tweetProgress Report Mack's tweet thread The Edmonton Police are trying to silence us, it won't work The Progress Report has filed a discreditable conduct complaint against Chief McFee EVER Square Calgary Trail development gets zoning go-ahead but without bike paths some councillors wanted Agenda item EVER Square Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted the Edmonton Community Foundation and its podcast, The Well Endowed Podcast. The ECF acts as a bridge between donors and charities to create a strong, vibrant community for generations to come. Departing CEO Martin Garber-Conrad spoke with Bloom recently about how the philanthropic innovation that started under his leadership will carry on into the future.We also talked about The Future Of, a podcast from ATB that promises to give you insights to help navigate what is often an uncertain future. Hosted by ATB's chief economist Todd Hirsch, the podcast explores how our economy and communities can not only brace for change, but embrace the opportunity it creates.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Bike lanes102 Avenue bike lanes closed at 116 Street for EPCOR repairs, groups call for more consultationCharter schoolsBudget 2022: Investing in school choiceAbdullah ShahNotorious landlord Abdullah Shah fatally shot outside Edmonton homeCarrie Hotton-MacDonald LinkedIn Episode 120: Speaking with the new ETS Branch Mandaringer Smart fareArc (formerly Smart Fare)Ridership and recovery Operating budget update for 2021 Alberta steps up with $79.5M transit money for struggling cities, matches federal funds Bus network redesignReport for March 23Regional transit Edmonton city councillors question cost, routes of regional transit system Edmonton Metropolitan Transit Services Commission EMTSC presentation to council Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted fellow APN member Three Kitchens, a home cooking podcast released every Tuesday with recipes, tips and kitchen adventures. We also talked about Park Power, "your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities."Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Wild pigs'Full hog': Edmonton could become first Canadian city with permanent wild pigs if city is unprepared, expert warnsPothole complaintsCity of Edmonton seeing 3 times more pothole complaints than last yearMask bylaw PSA - Edmonton ends masking in public spaces City of Edmonton tweet Alberta lifting almost all remaining COVID-19 restrictions March 1 Edmonton council to debate mask bylaw Tuesday afternoon Bill 4 Metro Line LRT Mass Transit: Planning for 1.25 Million People North LRT back on priority list Edmonton's Metro Line LRT expansion to Castle Downs reinstated Downtown CRL Mack's tweet Parkade and pedway decisions seem to contradict City Plan Alcohol in parksAlcohol in Edmonton parks allowed again this yearSpeaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted YourForest, a podcast about the natural world featuring stories about the environment, renewable resources, conservation, forestry, and more. We also talked about ATB Cares which makes it easy to donate to eligible Albertan charities with ATB matching 20% of every dollar donated.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Number 168 on the list

Number 168 on the list

2022-03-0443:34

Here are the relevant links for this episode:Valley Line LRTNew LRT now running in downtown Edmonton, but still just for testingWork from homeThe Best Work-From-Home Cities for 2022Freedom ConvoyEdmonton police officers who joined 'Freedom Convoy' rally now suspended without payGuest: Temitope Oriola Opinion: Edmonton Police Commission's role isn't defending police action @TopeOriola Code of conductIntegrity commissioner dismisses police association's complaint against councillorThe list Troy's tweet Edmonton police deny keeping 'list' of critics Another tweet from Troy Michael Janz interview on CBC Sohi fires back 'A slap in the face': Mayor slams provincial budget Amarjeet Sohi's tweet thread on masks Kenney vows to stop municipalities imposing public health restrictions Amarjeet Sohi's tweet thread on the MGA change Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted Edmonton Public Schools, which is hosting virtual open houses for the 2022-23 school year. We also talked about The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation which tells the stories of how endowment funds intersect with the community.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
COPS

COPS

2022-02-1854:09

Here are the relevant links for this episode:Calgary ZooCalgary Zoo asks visitors to keep masking to protect pregnant gorillaClimate quiltA stitch in time: University student maps Edmonton's changing climate — on a quiltMountain trails90 per cent of Edmonton trails could be closed to mountain bikersCommission sizeCouncil looks to make police commission bigger amid calls for better oversightVaccine passport Edmonton council opts to not create city-run vaccine passport program Mack's tweet thread Andrew Knack's tweet Amarjeet Sohi's tweet Noise injunction Temporary court injunction addresses nuisance noise Mack's tweet Injunction notice in PDF Last Saturday Small group of pedestrians, cyclists bring convoy to a standstill in Edmonton's river valley Troy's tweet Mack's tweet about asking questions Mack's tweet about police communications Police response Amarjeet Sohi's tweet about meeting with EPS/EPC Op-ed from EPC chair John McDougall: Edmonton police have a duty to keep protests safe Edmonton police chief calls for calm; defends response to truck protests, counter-protests Guest: Michelle Peters-Jones@michpetersjonesCommission meeting Mack's tweet thread of the meeting Mack's tweets about the budget Troy's tweets about councillor silence Police commission hears Edmontonians' concerns over ongoing convoy protests Edmonton police readying for another anti-restriction protest this weekend Secret airplane Edmonton Police have a secret plane and they're getting another Edmonton police replace plane operating 'covertly' for three decades Edmonton police to replace 'confidential' plane for $4.3 million Edmonton police insist airplane is not secret — it's just not publicized Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted Edmonton Public Schools, which is hosting virtual open houses for the 2022-23 school year. We also talked about the Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area, also known as BGCBigs. There's currently a need for mentors in many BGCBigs programs as well as virtual tutors who can support young people as they transition back to school."Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:Snow complaintsEdmonton 311 snow on walk complaints soaring, already exceed last winter's totalFC EdmontonFormer Oilers executive Jeff Harrop appointed president of FC EdmontonDisillusioned AlbertansMajority of Albertans disillusioned with federal governmentMunicipal vaccine passport News Release: Alberta takes steps to safely return to normal City of Edmonton explores its own COVID-19 proof of vaccination program Politicians, experts speak out against premier's suggested restriction on municipal COVID rules Expenditure budgetCity council meeting on Feb. 9Police commission Erin Rutherford's post Edmonton Police Commission Bylaw C14040 City council meeting Police property damageHere's what happens when Edmonton police cause property damageLess talkingCouncil Services Committee on Feb. 8Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast from the Edmonton Community Foundation. Episode 113 looks at how the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is working to conserve and protect Alberta's natural environment. We also talked about Park Power, "your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities."Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
Here are the relevant links for this episode:BloomAI dreams, airport innovations, and a departing founder catch Bloom's attentionHEPA filtersEdmonton Public Schools plans to put HEPA filters in all classroomsPureFibre XTELUS brings Canada's fastest Internet speeds to EdmontonPark drinking Alcohol in city parks needs more study, Edmonton councillors say Health advocates call on Edmonton council to cut off alcohol in parks pilot program Facial recognition Edmonton police using facial recognition software to search 'mugshot database' EPS is using facial recognition technology to identify suspects in criminal cases News Release: EPS implements NEC facial recognition solution to further investigations Facial Recognition (edmontonpolice.ca) Interim Report: Facial Recognition Technology in Canada Arizona DOT Operating Budget Requests Edmonton police unveil details on use of facial recognition technology Calgary police says it won't use social media in its AI technology OPS tested facial recognition software, but doesn't use it Sohi / Kenney 'Too soon and too fast:' Mayor Sohi urging province to keep COVID-19 measures in place Edmonton has 'bare minimum needs' from province's budget: Sohi Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network: locally grown, community supported.This week we highlighted Edmonton Public Schools, which is hosting virtual open houses for the 2022-23 school year. We also talked about the Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area, also known as BGCBigs. There's currently a need for mentors in many BGCBigs programs as well as virtual tutors who can support young people as they transition back to school.Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the service of informing Edmontonians about what is going on in their community. Sign up to get The Pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free!★ Support this podcast ★
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