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Episode 52: McDougall United Church, 2015 Best Restaurants, Jasper’s Crimson Hotel, Online Voting

In our fifty-second episode, we discuss the?fate of the?McDougall United Church, we look at Avenue Edmonton’s 2015 Best Restaurants list, we get an update on the new Crimson Hotel in Jasper, and we briefly discuss online voting.

We agree we want to save old buildings, but how can we fund it? How can we find the necessary budget to keep the McDougall United Church? What about foundations? What about crowdsourcing? Tax credits? What about a tax levy to build a heritage fund?

Congrats to all the restaurants who made the 2015 list! Do we agree with the picks? What about all the restaurants that didn’t make the cut? The list does seem to honor the new kids on the block, so should there be a category for “classic” restaurants?

With the redone Crimson Hotel in Jasper and a new plan to fly 737s into Edson, what will the impact be on Edmonton? Online voting has come up again at City Council, will we be able to vote using our devices in the next election?

We discuss those questions and more!

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Episode 44: UAlberta Leadership Changes, Power 30, Top 40 Under 40

In our forty-forth episode, we discuss some major changes that took place recently at the University of Alberta, and we share our thoughts on the Edmonton Journal’s Power 30 and Avenue Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 lists.

With a new President and the secondment of Provost Dr. Carl Amrhein to Alberta Health Services, there are big changes ahead for the University of Alberta. How will new President?David Turpin put his stamp on the organization? What’s the impact of losing Dr. Amrhein?

We also take a look at the Edmonton Journal’s Power 30. How did the list come together??Do we agree with the people who made the list? Who are the most surprising individuals? What about the Titans? How many of the people recognized on the Top 40 Under 40 might make the Power 30 list in the future?

We discuss those questions and more!

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