In our thirty-ninth episode, we discuss Enerkem and the new waste-to-biofuels facility, once again we discuss Blatchford and the latest decisions made by City Council, bike lanes and public consultation, and Telus Field and rumors of its demolition. And we finish with a few thoughts on Oilers Captain Andrew Ference.
Edmonton is well on its way to achieving the goal of having 90% of our waste diverted from landfill with the new facility. Can we do more, such as licensing the technology to other cities? City Council has approved the Blatchford redevelopment plan, but many criticized their decision for “watering down” the original design. Did Council make the right call? On the topic of bike lanes, has Council found a happy middle ground to keep things moving forward? And finally on Telus Field, is the building at risk? Should it be torn down to make way for condos? We discuss those questions and more.
Here are some relevant links for this episode:
- World’s first municipal waste-to-biofuels facility opens in Edmonton
- Another tentative step forward for Edmonton’s Blatchford community
- City Council Approves Blatchford Plan
- City committee gives public consultation plan for Edmonton bike lanes green light
- Telus Field thrown a curve ball as city considers demolition
Thanks for listening!