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203 episodes

To be or not to SDAB

Here are the relevant links for this episode: EARTHQUAKES __ __ TRANSIT REALITY __ __ MICHAEL ELLIOTT __ __ EMERGENCY SHELTERS __ PSA: Extreme weather response activated https://myemail.constantcontact.com/PSA---Extreme-weather-response-activated.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=ABUAU2EVgr0 __ BOYLE STREET __ __ BUDGET STUFF __ __ CITY SURPLUS __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about Park Power https://parkpower.ca/, your friendly, local utilities provider in Alberta. Offering Internet, Electricity, and Natural Gas with low rates, awesome service, and profit-sharing with local charities. We also highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ Support this podcast ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

35m
Dec 02
Cracks in concrete may be worse than they ap-pier

Here are the relevant links for this episode: STUFF A BUS __ PSA: ETS Stuff a Bus returns to help those in need https://myemail.constantcontact.com/PSA---ETS-Stuff-a-Bus-returns-to-help-those-in-need.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=QIdHVM8N8gs __ DANIBUCKS __ __ FC EDMONTON __ __ GANG MONEY __ __ EDGE FUND __ __ BUDGET __ __ VALLEY LINE LRT __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. We also highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ 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. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ Support this podcast ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

32m
Nov 25
TREEGATE

Here are the relevant links for this episode: TAYLOR SWIFT __ __ SCHOOL MASKS __ __ NET-ZERO HOME __ __ Guest: PUNEETA MCBRYAN __ __ TREEGATE __ __ ARC CARDS __ News Release: Get ready for Arc; Edmonton region's fare payment system welcomes more riders https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---Get-ready-for-Arc--Edmonton-region-s-fare-payment-system-welcomes-more-riders.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=eFF3tHXEAgM __ HERITAGE FESTIVAL __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about connectFirst Credit Union https://www.connectfirstcu.com/, "a new, brighter way to bank for all Albertans." We also highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ Support this podcast ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

32m
Nov 19
It's beginning to feel a lot like budget

Here are the relevant links for this episode: WINDERMERE SOLAR PANELS __ __ PARKING BAN __ News Release: Parking ban Phase 1 (Major roads) takes effect Nov. 8 at 7pm https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---Parking-ban-Phase-1--Major-roads--takes-effect-Tuesday-at-7-p-m-.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=SKT2OjLAynU News Release: Parking ban Priority 1 (Major roads) ends Nov. 11 at 8am https://myemail.constantcontact.com/PSA---Parking-ban-Priority-1--Major-roads--ends-November-11-at-8-a-m-.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=7n5D_-7M8CI __ CARBON BUDGET __ __ OPERATING BUDGET __ __ DOWNTOWN VIBRANCY GRANTS __ __ SINGLE-USE ITEM REDUCTION GRANT __ News Release: City funding available to help organizations reduce single-use items https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-funding-available-to-help-organizations-reduce-single-use-items.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=i1QiuDfAeoE __ WOLF WILLOW PARKING BAN __ What We Heard: Wolf Willow Residential Parking Pilot Program https://engaged.edmonton.ca/31075/widgets/126401/documents/92421 (PDF) __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week, with the help of the Edmonton Community Foundation https://www.ecfoundation.org/, we gave a Pod Power shout out to YourForest https://yourforestpodcast.com/, a podcast about the natural world. We also highlighted Park Power https://parkpower.ca/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

32m
Nov 11
The carbon usage that just won't budge-it

Here are the relevant links for this episode: WORLD CUP DRINKING __ __ CONDO NOISE __ __ VALLEY ZOO __ __ OPERATING BUDGET __ News Release: Proposed operating budget focuses on maintaining services, financing transformational projects https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---Proposed-operating-budget-focuses-on-maintaining-services--financing-transformational-projects.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=ev19_M0P3FA __ CARBON BUDGET __ __ URBAN AGRICULTURE __ __ DOWNTOWN AMENITIES __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about connectFirst Credit Union https://www.connectfirstcu.com/, "a new, brighter way to bank for all Albertans." We also highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

32m
Nov 04
A sense that the census might be 'spensive

Here are the relevant links for this episode: CRACKED PILLARS __ __ PRIME MINISTER __ __ NO VISIBLE TRAUMA __ Nov. 9: No Visible Trauma Screening at Metro Cinema https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/no-visible-trauma-screening-at-metro-cinema-in-edmonton-tickets-428108472967 __ CAPITAL BUDGET __ News Release: City releases proposed 2023-2026 Capital Budget, totalling $7.75B https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-releases-proposed-2023-2026-Capital-Budget--totalling--7-75B.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=I34ys156qlU __ MUNICIPAL CENSUS __ __ SURFACE PARKING LOTS __ __ FREE TRANSIT __ __ 170 STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE __ __ SNOW AND ICE CONTROL __ News Release: City forecasts an improved snow and ice experience for this winte https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-forecasts-an-improved-snow-and-ice-experience-for-this-winter.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=GZoXxnUIll0 __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. We also highlighted Park Power https://parkpower.ca/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

28m
Oct 28
Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred votes for another round of questions

Here are the relevant links for this episode: SOCCER FIELDS __ News Release: Two new indoor fields open in the South Soccer Centre https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---Two-new-indoor-fields-open-in-the-South-Soccer-Centre.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=hghA6h_d1rU __ RACCOONS __ __ DANIELLE SMITH __ __ FIRST ANNIVERSARY __ __ FUNDING FORMULA __ __ WEEKEND SHOOTINGS __ News Release: Police investigating five weekend shootings https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/multiplweekendshootingsOct __ NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL __ __ BLATCHFORD __ __ SOLAR REBATES __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ 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. We also talked about Overdue Finds https://www.epl.ca/podcast/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

35m
Oct 21
Getting Edmonton a Peas of the global pie

Here are the relevant links for this episode: DANIELLE SMITH __ __ BLATCHFORD __ __ OILERS+ __ RELEASE: Oilers+ video streaming service officially launched https://www.nhl.com/oilers/news/release-oilers-video-streaming-service-officially-launched/c-336219448 __ GUESTS: EDMONTON GLOBAL __ Sherri Bouslama https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherri-bouslama/, manager of brand strategy & communications Chris McLeod https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-mcleod/, vice president of global marketing & communications __ FORWARD/SLASH __ __ BACKGROUND __ E-Town celebrates entrepreneurship in Edmonton https://blog.mastermaq.ca/2013/09/03/e-town-celebrates-entrepreneurship-in-edmonton/ (2013) __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about connectFirst Credit Union https://www.connectfirstcu.com/, "a new, brighter way to bank for all Albertans." We also highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

43m
Oct 14
The EPS phenotyping about-face

Here are the relevant links for this episode: RED TAPE AWARD __ NEWS RELEASE: City wins 2022 Municipal Excellence Award for Red Tape Reduction https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-wins-2022-Municipal-Excellence-Award-for-Red-Tape-Reduction.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=aIe0Fv1Pfpg __ UALBERTA VENTILATION DATA __ __ LEARNING CITY __ NEWS RELEASE: Edmonton secures place as Canada's first UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities member https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/edmonton-secures-place-as-canada-s-first-unesco-global-network-of-learning-cities-member-816242901.html __ GUEST: BASHIR MOHAMED __ __ DNA PHENOTYPING __ NEWS RELEASE: Police use DNA phenotyping in unsolved sexual assault https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/DNAPhenotypeOct4 __ SINGLE-USE REDUCTION BYLAW __ NEWS RELEASE: City council passes bylaw to significantly reduce waste https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-Council-passes-bylaw-to-significantly-reduce-waste.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=2dgScO_qd4Y __ REC CENTRE NAMING RIGHTS __ __ EPS JURISDICTIONAL SCAN __ __ EPS FUNDING FORMULA __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ 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. We also highlighted Park Power https://parkpower.ca/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

34m
Oct 07
My Edif-eyes are burning

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34m
Sep 30
That's a knife

Here are the relevant links for this episode: ANAEROBIC TRASH __ __ INFINITI SINKHOLE __ __ MONDAY NEWSPAPERS __ __ SOLAR REBATES __ __ THE SHOVE __ __ BODY CAMERAS __ __ CONVOY OVERTIME __ __ END POVERTY EDMONTON __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we talked about The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ 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. We also highlighted connectFirst Credit Union https://www.connectfirstcu.com/, "a new, brighter way to bank for all Albertans." Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

33m
Sep 23
Whose jurisdiction is it anyway?

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35m
Sep 16
EMTSC for thee, but not for me

Here are the relevant links for this episode: DARYL KATZ __ __ DIGITAL SIGN ON 109 STREET __ __ CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS __ __ SCONA POOL __ __ AFFORDABLE HOUSING __ News Release: City approves new affordable housing, eclipses four-year targets https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-approves-new-affordable-housing--eclipses-four-year-targets.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=a9XrQfk-bu8 __ REGIONAL TRANSIT __ __ GLENORA REZONING __ __ AGGREGATE RECYCLING __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted the Edmonton Community Foundation https://ecfoundation.org/ which acts as a bridge between donors and charities to create a strong, vibrant community for generations to come. We also talked about Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

31m
Sep 09
A community revved up about pool closure

Here are the relevant links for this episode: NEWS ANCHOR __ __ EDMONTON MARATHON __ __ GATEWAY BOULEVARD __ __ WALTERDALE BRIDGE ART __ __ SCONA POOL __ __ EDMONTON SKI CLUB __ __ VEHICLE NOISE __ __ CURBSIDE SPACE __ __ PESTICIDE BAN __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. We also talked about The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ 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. Episode 128 https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/episodes/episode-128-knowmadic/ features Ahmed Ali, AKA Knowmadic. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

30m
Aug 26
Pig out on city council news

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34m
Aug 19
This will be the best summer ever, I'm positive

Here are the relevant links for this episode: TROY'S NEWS __ Troy's tweet https://twitter.com/troypavlek/status/1544754990828306433: "Oh no"__ STANTEC GLASS __ __ NIGHT MAYOR __ __ FRANK OLIVER PLAQUE __ __ CHALLENGE! __ __ PAPAL VISIT __ __ $18M ASK __ __ NO ENCAMPMENTS __ __ SNOW REMOVAL __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week, with the help of the Edmonton Community Foundation https://www.ecfoundation.org/, we gave a Pod Power shout out to Book Women https://bookwomenpodcast.ca/, a podcast about editing, publishing, and writing Indigenous stories. We also talked about Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

31m
Jul 08
Our burning carbon questions

Here are the relevant links for this episode: JUNE RAINS __ __ JON DZIADYK __ __ COUNCILLOR APOLOGY __ __ CARBON BUDGETING __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/, which offers group benefit plans that enable employees to manage their own health, dental, life and disability coverage online. We also talked about the Edmonton Community Foundation https://www.ecfoundation.org/ which produces The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

26m
Jul 01
Pitching in on encampments

Here are the relevant links for this episode: CABINET SHUFFLE __ __ TAXI FARES __ __ PASSPORT LINEUPS __ __ POLICE STUFF __ News Release: Improving public safety in Edmonton: Joint news release https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=831171C4974B6-C254-D952-2842A359EBA7F120 __ ENCAMPMENT STRATEGY __ __ AFFORDABLE HOUSING __ News Release: City exceeds affordable housing targets, lays out next steps for future investments https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-exceeds-affordable-housing-targets--lays-out-next-steps-for-future-investments.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=lOvClBqbUA0 __ MANSIONS TAX __ __ VALLEY LINE SOUTHEAST LRT __ April 2009: Edmonton's LRT now extends to South Campus https://blog.mastermaq.ca/2009/04/25/edmontons-lrt-now-extends-to-south-campus/ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ from the Edmonton Community Foundation. Episode 125 https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/episodes/episode-125-scratching-the-surface/ scratches the surface of Edmonton's history with racism. We also talked about Park Power https://parkpower.ca/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

34m
Jun 24
Fi-Fa-Oh... Um... Let's just play hockey instead

Here are the relevant links for this episode: WASTE COLLECTOR APPRECIATION __ __ WORLD CUP 2026 __ __ COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS __ __ 102 AVENUE __ __ CHINATOWN INFRASTRUCTURE __ __ POLICE FUNDING __ __ PRIVATE TREES __ __ REDISCOVER ETS __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/ 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 https://www.atb.com/company/insights/the-future-of-podcast/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

37m
Jun 17
Mini-stories east of downtown

Here are the relevant links for this episode: SQUIRREL PHOTO __ __ MCFEE'S SALARY __ __ FUNDING FORMULA __ __ Guest: SHARON YEO __ 2017: Introducing: Edmonton Chinatown Walking Tours https://onlyhereforthefood.ca/2017/06/02/introducing-edmonton-chinatown-walking-tours/ __ Guest: DAVID HOLDSWORTH __ 2019: City considers building a replica gate for Edmonton's Chinatown https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-harbin-gate-chinatown-1.5005875 __ Guest: HON LEONG __ __ CHINATOWN __ 2017: Chinatown Strategy https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_plans/design_studies/chinatown-study __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week, with help from the Edmonton Community Foundation https://www.ecfoundation.org/, we highlighted https://isthisforreal.ca/, a podcast about various facets of Black life in Edmonton. We also talked about Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/ which offers health, dental, life and disability coverage for small business employees. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

37m
Jun 10
The Chinatown plan, down to the Letter

Here are the relevant links for this episode: RECYCLING SAND __ __ MAKING SPACE __ __ E-SCOOTERS AND E-BIKES __ __ ROAD LANEWAY GROWTH __ __ OVERDOSE RESPONSE __ __ 102 AVENUE __ __ GUEST: ANDRE CORBOULD __ __ THE LETTER __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted the Edmonton Community Foundation https://www.ecfoundation.org/ which produces The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/. We also talked about ATB Cares https://www.atbcares.com/, which makes it easy for all Albertans to support the causes they care about. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

44m
Jun 03
Shandron't defund the police - or else

Here are the relevant links for this episode: ASSESSMENT NOTICES __ News Release: 2022 property tax notices in the mail https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---2022-property-tax-notices-in-the-mail.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=UJtF4MJkdTI __ TOURISM FUNDING __ __ OILERS ADVANCE __ __ CHINATOWN SAFETY __ __ SHANDRO'S LETTER __ __ TRANSIT SAFETY __ __ FUNDING FORMULA __ __ OUTDOOR POOLS __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/ 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 https://www.ecfoundation.org/ 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

44m
May 28
It works everywhere else in Alberta, but could it work here? Police say no.

Here are the relevant links for this episode: LEADERSHIP VOTE __ __ EDMONTON ELKS __ __ HIGH LEVEL STREETCAR __ __ CSWB STRATEGY __ __ POLICING DOWNTOWN __ __ FUNDING FORMULA __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ 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 https://inventurescanada.com/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

42m
May 20
Taxes have snow where to go but up

Here are the relevant links for this episode: BIKE SWAP __ __ JUNO AWARDS __ __ GARDEN LIFE __ __ STATE OF THE CITY __ __ TRANSIT SAFETY __ __ TAX INCREASE __ __ BLATCHFORD __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted Inventures 2022 https://inventurescanada.com/, 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 https://ab.bluecross.ca/, which makes group coverage for small businesses easy. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

32m
May 13
Five Hundred Eighty Six Thousand Three Hundred Dollars (how do you measure an election loss)

Here are the relevant links for this episode: PUBLIC WASHROOMS __ News Release: New mobile washrooms being installed; transit washroom reopening takes a phased approach https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---New-mobile-washrooms-being-installed--transit-washroom-reopening-takes-a-phased-approach.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=xQ63dUr2e9k __ EMPATHETIC ALBERTANS __ __ CAMPAIGN FINANCE __ __ WAREHOUSE PARK __ __ SUMMER STREETS __ PSA: Summer Streets give everyone room to walk, run, bike and roll https://myemail.constantcontact.com/PSA---Summer-Streets-give-everyone-room-to-walk--run--bike-and-roll.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=gg14zqggH74 __ SNOW CLEARING __ News Release: City of Edmonton honoured by American Planning Association for innovative work in carbon budgeting https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-of-Edmonton-honoured-by-American-Planning-Association-for-innovative-work-in-carbon-budgeting.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=shWXYVNoX_Q __ HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE __ __ ENCAMPMENTS __ __ INFILL __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted Alberta Blue Cross https://ab.bluecross.ca/, which makes group coverage for small businesses easy. We also talked about NorthwestFest https://www.northwestfest.ca/, the international documentary festival that is returning in cinema and online this month. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

34m
May 06
The way we treat municipalities is aPaulaIng

Here are the relevant links for this episode: ELECTRIC SCOOTERS __ __ SNOW BUDGET __ __ AVIAN FLU __ __ Guest: PAULA SIMONS __ __ PAULA'S INQUIRY __ YouTube: The relationship between the federal government and municipalities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC2lXFUik6E&feature=youtu.be __ PAULA'S WALK __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ from the Edmonton Community Foundation which tells the stories of how endowment funds intersect with the community. Episode 121 https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/episodes/episode-121-a-taste-of-ramadan/ 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 https://www.northwestfest.ca/, the international documentary festival that is returning in cinema and online this May. Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

36m
Apr 29
Watching the watch... people

Here are the relevant links for this episode: MOST AFFORDABLE __ __ ROTTEN EGGS __ __ PRIDE CORNER __ __ Guest: ANNE STEVENSON __ __ POLICE COMMISSION __ __ GOVERNANCE STUFF __ Edmonton Police Commission Bylaw https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/city_organization/edmonton-police-commission (PDF https://www.edmonton.ca/public-files/assets/document?path=PDF/C14040.pdf) __ OTHER LINKS __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: 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 https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/how-to-sponsor can be a great way to reach Albertans! We also talked about Park Power https://parkpower.ca/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

49m
Apr 22
Speaking Municipally goes to school

Here are the relevant links for this episode: PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING __ __ GROUP SALE __ __ CRITICAL RACE THEORY __ __ Guest: TRISHA ESTABROOKS __ __ CITY PLAN AND SCHOOLS __ __ GROWTH PRESSURES __ __ BOARD GOVERNANCE __ __ OTHER LINKS FROM THE DISCUSSION __ __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted NorthwestFest https://www.northwestfest.ca/ — 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 https://www.epl.ca/podcast/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

52m
Apr 15
Infilling the missing middle of council coverage

Here are the relevant links for this episode: 77 TREES __ __ DITCH THE DRAFT __ __ AHS CEO __ __ MICHAEL JANZ __ __ ASHLEY SALVADOR __ __ LINKS FROM THE DISCUSSION __ 2019: City may back out of suburban development biz, council votes https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-city-council-rossdale-northlands-1.5082017 __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted ATB https://atb.com/, which was built to help Alberta businesses. Be sure to check out The Future Of https://www.atb.com/company/insights/the-future-of-podcast/, a podcast hosted by ATB's chief economist, Todd Hirsch. We also spoke about The Well Endowed Podcast https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/ from the Edmonton Community Foundation. Episode 119 https://www.thewellendowedpodcast.com/episodes/episode-119-the-dash-fund/ 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

47m
Apr 08
Have your downtown recovery and eat it too

Here are the relevant links for this episode: PRAISE FOR US __ __ WASTEWATER COUNTS __ __ IVESON'S NEW GIG __ News release: Co-operators appoints former Edmonton mayor Don Iveson as executive advisor for climate investing and community resilience https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/co-operators-appoints-former-edmonton-mayor-don-iveson-as-executive-advisor-for-climate-investing-and-community-resilience-819493362.html __ CARBON TAX __ __ DOWNTOWN RECOVERY __ News release: City continues to drive growth and job creation alongside economic partners https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-Release---City-continues-to-drive-growth-and-job-creation-alongside-economic-partners.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=09MbU5u-v_Q __ OLD STRATHCONA PARKING LOT __ __ VISION ZERO STREET LAB __ __ 100TH STREET BRIDGE __ __ CLEAN ENERGY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM __ PSA: Applications open for Clean Energy Improvement Program https://myemail.constantcontact.com/PSA---Applications-open-for-Clean-Energy-Improvement-Program.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=qGZDPsI7PNQ PSA: Overwhelming response to Clean Energy Improvement Program Pilot https://myemail.constantcontact.com/PSA---Overwhelming-response-to-Clean-Energy-Improvement-Program-Pilot.html?soid=1127191170163&aid=9q79cm2TJWM __ Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com/: locally grown, community supported. This week we highlighted ATB https://atb.com/, 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 https://parkpower.ca/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/, 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 https://edmonton.taproot.news/pulse, our weekday news briefing. It's free! ★ SUPPORT THIS PODCAST ★ https://edmonton.taproot.news/join?utm_source=taprootyeg&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=speaking-municipally

37m
Apr 01