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 could he have handled the situation differently? What will this mean for future comments from the Premier? Will it impact the release of the budget on March 26? Will it have a lasting impact beyond that?
Graham is excited about the new trail and another link in the river valley system, but will the City be able to maintain all of these trails? What’s the story for the downtown portion of the river valley? ETS is working on live transit information but people haven’t been happy with the app story, so Transit App took matters into their own hands. Is that bad? What can we learn from this? Is ETS intentionally holding data back? Once again Council is talking about replacing or changing the welcome signs that greet drivers as they enter the city. Why are we talking about this again? What should we do? How can we put this issue to bed? We discuss all those questions and more.
Here are some relevant links for this episode:
- Who is really to blame for Alberta’s financial situation? #PrenticeBlamesAlbertans
- 2012 Alberta Election: Social Media Highlights
- City Council Approves River Valley Oleskiw Trail
- Here’s the Transit App You Deserve, Edmonton
- Edmonton’s ‘City of Champions’ signs could soon disappear
- Welcome to Edmonton: what should be on the city’s signs?
Thanks for listening!