[Pod]casting in Cold Lake

A City of Cold Lake podcast discussing current events and city council news.

[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake Episode 13

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Mayor Craig Copeland, CAO Kevin Nagoya and Councillor Kirk “Rambo” Soroka talk about: Why Councillor Soroka got into politics / How Councillor Soroka got the name Rambo / Becoming a soldier, paratrooper, sniper, and F-18 pilot / The CLAWR as a national strategic asset / The future fighter program and what it could mean for the local economy / The City’s opposition to the federal gun ban and proposed gun-buy-back program

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 12

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Mayor Craig Copeland, CAO Kevin Nagoya and Councillor Jurgen Grau talk about: Why Councillor Grau got into politics / Music festivals in Cold Lake / The Municipal District of Bonnyville's ski hill / A friendly regional fireworks challenge / Tourism, advertizing, and recreation / The mountain bike park / The encroachment open house / The Cold Lake Golf and Winter Club / and more...

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 11

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Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: The City getting ready for winter sports / A visit from the Premier of Alberta / ID 349 aka the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range / Aerospace and Economic Development / Doctors’ pay and the Rural, Remote, Northern Program / The Federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes / A busy year on the water / Jeremy’s 14.5 pound walleye / The growing popularity of the mountain bike park

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 10

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Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: The City’s response to COVID-19 / Plans for the future: the Cold Lake Marina and Lakeshore Drive redevelopment / The local economy and support for our local businesses / Stage 2 relaunch / The Cold Lake Fiber Optic Backbone project / The tax rate bylaw and an explanation of how Cold Lake sets its tax rate / What does an average tax increase or decrease mean / The Fischer Storm Water Management Pond project and the future of development in Cold Lake South / The potential future of the North Arena.

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 9

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Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: the COVID-19 situation and the response so far in the City of Cold Lake.

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 8

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Mayor Craig Copeland, CAO Kevin Nagoya and Sgt. Ryan Howrish talk about: Life in Cold Lake / What it’s like to become an RCMP officer / The recent policing open house / Crime in Cold Lake and the region / Why Sgt. Howrish joined the Mounties / Community outreach and ice fishing / The Cold Lake Police Dog Service / Council’s upcoming decisions regarding policing and public safety / How people can help council see results on these issues / The importance of community partnerships

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 7

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Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: Mayor Copeland’s predictions for the economy / Pipeline projects and the economy / New investment in the City of Cold Lake / Defence industry spending and the economy / Cold Lake Transit / Why is there no user fee for the bus in Cold Lake? / Policing, the justice system, and crime / An upcoming open house featuring the Cold Lake RCMP / Highway 28, health care, and the city’s lobbying efforts / Ice fishing and tourism in Cold Lake

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 6

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Mayor Craig Copeland, Councillor Bob Buckle and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: The History of ID 349 and the future of the City of Cold Lake / Why Councillor Buckle got into politics / The city’s sustainability journey / The original agreement was a five-way win / Bob’s proudest moment as a councillor / Balancing residential vs. commercial tax base / Cold Lake’s need for a new waste water treatment plant / Community open house on December 11, 2019.

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 5

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Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: Federal, provincial and municipal budgets / The Future Fighter Program / Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding / Cold Lake's service levels and snow clearing / Sidewalk snow clearing / The city's budget outlook / Future projects, including RCMP Detachment, Lakeshore Drive upgrades, cemeteries, animal intake facility / The Cold Lake Marina operations, weed cutting and possible dredging / Long-term budget planning / A bit about ID 349 / Upcoming public open houses / Mourning the loss of a dedicated employee /

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 4

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Mayor Craig Copeland, Councillor Chris Vining and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: Cold Lake’s recycling program / The garbage we ship out vs. the garbage we bury here / Recycling is good for the environment and the bottom line / New recycling bin locations / The bottle depot still accepts regulated material for deposit returns / The AUMA convention / What is the AUMA? / “Regionalization” is now an open discussion among municipalities / AUMA discussion panel on regionalization / We are all in this together – there is only one taxpayer / ICFs and municipal relationship building / Strong communities benefit all Albertans / The provincial police funding model, and potential changes / The benefits and limitations of FCM conventions / What is the FCM? / The Lakeland Lodge and Housing Foundation / What the foundation does around the region / The new lodge in Cold Lake and a shout out to the lodge staff / Congratulations to the volunteers, city staff and the community for a national 5-Bloom award / Arts and culture in Cold Lake / Support for local arts groups and the evolving community grant program / The need for a new public works shop and how the city’s staff punch above their weight / Why Councilor Chris Vining got into politics / For podcast ideas and feedback, email city@coldlake.com

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