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Mack & Cheese

English, National/National politics/National assembly, 1 season, 10 episodes, 3 hours, 58 minutes
Talking about Edmonton
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Episode 59: Alberta goes orange, new life for the Galleria, the Rush might be gone, dead streetscapes downtown

In our fifty-ninth episode, we discuss the big NDP victory in the Alberta election, the latest Council decision to support the Galleria project, the risk that the Edmonton Rush might be leaving Edmonton after this season, and the vast swaths of downtown that remain either vacant or unfriendly toward pedestrians. How did the NDP go from […]
6/17/201528 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 58: Oilers clean house, Notley wins the debate, Council lowers tax increase, The Walrus Talks Aboriginal City

In our fifty-eighth episode, we discuss the major changes underway at the Edmonton Oilers, the Alberta leaders debate and other election news, the lower tax hike that Council has approved, and the Aboriginal City event hosted by The Walrus. All of a sudden Oilers fans have reason to be excited again! With a new GM […]
4/30/201523 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 57: City Branding, New Casino, Funicular, Revitalized Varscona Theatre

In our fifty-seventh episode we discuss the City’s ongoing branding efforts, the new Baccarat Casino downtown, the funicular proposed to improve access to the river valley, and the revamped Varscona Theatre. Why is city branding important? What has Make Something Edmonton been up to? Why is it taking so long to get some sort of […]
4/16/201523 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 56: Budget 2015, Little Brick, Galleria, Best Streets in Edmonton

In our fifty-sixth episode, we discuss the Alberta budget, the incredible growth taking place downtown especially around the arena, Riverdale’s new cafe Little Brick, the Galleria project’s apparent demise, and the best streets in Edmonton. We start with an interesting discussion about the buildings going up around town. Some of the new buildings going up […]
4/9/201523 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 55: Laurie Blakeman, Pick & Pay TV, The Decline of Vancouver

In our fifty-fifth episode, we discuss Laurie Blakeman’s interesting move to be the nominee for the Liberal, Green, and Alberta parties in Edmonton Centre, the CRTC’s decision to unbundle TV channels, and an interesting article about the decline of Vancouver. Is Blakeman’s move a one-off or the start of something more in Alberta? Will it […]
3/31/201523 minutes, 50 seconds
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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 […]
3/25/201523 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 53: #PrenticeBlamesAlbertans, River Valley Oleskiw Trail, Transit App, Welcome Signs

In our fifty-third episode, we discuss Premier Jim Prentice’s comments that led to the #PrenticeBlamesAlbertans hashtag, the recently approved River Valley Oleskiw Trail, the newly updated Transit App, and we talk about what should happen, if anything, with Edmonton’s welcome signs. What do we think of the premier’s comments about looking in the mirror? How […]
3/18/201521 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 […]
3/11/201525 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 51: West Edmonton Mall Terror, Aging Clock Towers, Character & the Oilers, 311 Explorer

In our fifty-first episode, we discuss the terror threat made against West Edmonton Mall, problems with our two downtown clock towers, the latest round of news about how hockey players don’t like to play in Edmonton, the new 311 Explorer, and a couple of interesting upcoming events. How can we deal with terror threats like the […]
3/4/201522 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 50: Sun News Network, Commonwealth Games Bid, Galleria Survey, 5th Largest Urban Area

In our fiftieth episode, we discuss the demise of Sun News Network, the demise of the Commonwealth Games bid for 2022, we discuss the biased survey on the Galleria project, and we chat about Edmonton officially becoming the 5th largest urban area in Canada. Graham is sad to see Sun News Network disappear from the […]
2/24/201521 minutes, 54 seconds