Speaking Municipally

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Summary

This week a sitting city councillor will stay that way after he lost the UCP nomination in Edmonton-South. He might struggle to get back up to city hall because of all the Grey Cup Festival caused traffic snarls, though.

We also talk (very carefully) about an Edmonton MP suing a student newspaper and some questionable public engagement from a city that has won international awards from public engagement.

Show Notes

Here are the relevant links for this episode:

Duchess Bake Shop
Oilers fire McLellan
FIFA World Cup 2026
Grey Cup Festival
Utility Rates
Cannabis Charges
Edmonton MP sues The Gateway
Mike Nickel loses UCP nomination bid
Public Engagement
Frost, Frost, Sweetie

Speaking Municipally is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. This week we mentioned Let's Do Coffee, the new podcast from NAIT's Mawji Centre. Episode 3 features a conversation with interior designer Candace Wolfe. We also plugged I Don't Get It, a podcast about the performing arts in Edmonton. Their most recent episode touched on the demise of Vue Weekly, which they called "the city's last bastion of dedicated print arts media."

Speaking Municipally is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a home for curiosity-driven stories about our city, cultivated by the community. In addition to this podcast, Taproot publishes the Council Roundup every week. Sign up to get it delivered by email for free.

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What is Speaking Municipally?

Taproot Edmonton presents a weekly discussion on key stories in municipal politics. We pay attention to City Council so you don't have to! Join us as we delve into conversations about the context surrounding decisions made at City Hall.