[Pod]casting in Cold Lake

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

[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

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 3

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Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: “Hot air and water” / The Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Caucus (MCC) meeting in Lethbridge / The Blue Ribbon Report / The upcoming provincial budget / The Honourable Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu and Honourable Premier Jason Kenney at the MCC / Restraint…and municipal politics / A brief look at provincial property tax requisitions / Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) money / “Municipal restructuring” / There is only one taxpayer / Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks (ICF) across the province / The City of Brooks and Newell County / The Bonnyville Waterline project / Construction impacts on residents / The future of the water pipeline / The northern vs. the southern highway systems / Cold Lake’s looming need for a new water treatment plant / Active sludge treatment vs. moving bed bio reactor / For podcast ideas and feedback, email city@coldlake.com

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 2

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Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: Thanks for listening / Pizza, beer and commercial development / The Land Use Bylaw, permitted uses and a landowner’s right to develop / Working with potential investors and discovering opportunities / The city’s role in preparing for development / City-owned land / Relationship building that fosters economic development / Cold Lake as a retail hub / Commercial renovations and incentive programs / Recent changes to parking bylaws in small business shopping districts / Oil and the economy / Residential development and a landowner’s right to develop / Storm water management and development in Cold Lake South / For podcast ideas and feedback, email city@coldlake.com

[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 1

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Subjects discussed: Welcome to podcast episode 1 / The local economy, assessment values and tax rates / ID 349 and some local projects it has funded / The oilsands  project approval process / An overview of local economic development / Development statistics / "The forgotten" Highway 28 / Building a community that attracts residents / Good partners can also be strong critics, and that's OK / A quick briefing on annexation / Portage College expansion plans / For podcast ideas and feedback, email city@coldlake.com

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