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Episode 54: Crashed Ice, Celebrate Edmonton, Wetlands, Energy Transition Strategy, Whole Foods

In our fifty-fourth episode, we discuss the Red Bull Crashed Ice event, the loose business coalition calling itself Celebrate Edmonton, wetlands in Edmonton, the Community Energy Transition Strategy, and share a few quick thoughts on Whole Foods coming to town.

Was Crashed Ice a success? The party reminded us a little of the Grey Cup back in 2010. Was it a good investment? Will the event return?to Edmonton in the future? A group of?local businesses calling itself Celebrate Edmonton sponsored the VIP area of the event. What’s that group all about? Haven’t we seen this before? What’s the deal with the changing wetland policy? The City is working on a Community Energy Transition?Strategy that is supposed to make Edmonton more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Is such a strategy required??Will it be worth the cost??We discuss those questions and more.

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Episode 46: Edmonton Hospitals, New Chamber CEO, Northlands Arena Strategy Committee, Winter Events

In our forty-sixth episode, we discuss the state of hospitals in Edmonton, the ongoing saga of the Oilers, Janet Riopel’s new role as President and CEO of the Edmonton Chamber, the Northlands Arena Strategy Committee (which Mack is part of), the cancelled Santa Claus Parade, the 104 Street business situation with Earth’s General Store, and more.

Why are our hospitals falling apart? Why haven’t we planned properly to maintain them? Are we doing a better job with other things, like neighbourhood renewal? Why can’t the Oilers seem to turn things around when other teams have been able to? Are fans finally starting to stay away from games as a result? What’s going on with the Northlands Arena Strategy Committee? Is the cancelled Santa Claus Parade a bad thing or an opportunity? Are we tough enough to get outside? Why hasn’t Earth’s General Store found success on 104 Street?

We discuss those questions and more!

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Episode 33: Should Edmonton go after the Commonwealth Games in 2022?

In our thirty-third episode, we talk about Edmonton’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Mack is?a fan of the bid, while Graham has some reservations.

Edmonton hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1978, resulting in some big benefits for the city, including Commonwealth Stadium. The bid for the 2022 games is between us and Durban, South Africa. Formal bids are due next March, with the winner being selected in September 2015.

Is this the kind of thing Edmonton should be pursuing? Will it result in any positives for the City? Should we count on an increase?in tourism? What about?new infrastructure??We discuss those questions and more.

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