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 the necessary budget to keep the McDougall United Church? What about foundations? What about crowdsourcing? Tax credits? What about a tax levy to build a heritage fund?
Congrats to all the restaurants who made the 2015 list! Do we agree with the picks? What about all the restaurants that didn’t make the cut? The list does seem to honor the new kids on the block, so should there be a category for “classic” restaurants?
With the redone Crimson Hotel in Jasper and a new plan to fly 737s into Edson, what will the impact be on Edmonton? Online voting has come up again at City Council, will we be able to vote using our devices in the next election?
We discuss those questions and more!
Here are some relevant links for this episode:
- McDougall United Church’s future may not have a prayer
- One final push to save historic McDougall Church
- Avenue Best Restaurants 2015
- The Crimson Jasper
- Edmonton executive committee to petition the province to allow online voting
Thanks for listening!