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[Pod]casting in Cold Lake
39 minutes | May 19, 2022
[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake Episode 19
Mayor Craig Copeland, CAO Kevin Nagoya and General Manager of Corporate Services Kristy Isert talk about Kristy's role with the city / The City's audited financial statements / Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) / Where the PILT file stands / The effect that the PILT dispute has on the city's financial statements / The ongoing municipal census / Why council chose to do a census / Why the city is asking residents about access to health care as part of the census /
63 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake Episode 18
Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about Council orientation / A busy start to snow removal / Council's Strategic Priorities / Policing and the justice system / The possibility of a future aquatic facility / The budget process / An economic outlook for the community / Upcoming events / Hockey season in Cold Lake.
44 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake Episode 17
Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about the municipal election / Orientation for the new council / The types of decisions the new council may face / Why council attends conferences / Possible future podcasts / Thank you to the former councillors.
50 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake Episode 16
Mayor Craig Copeland, CAO Kevin Nagoya and Returning Officer Kristy Isert talk about the upcoming municipal election / The nomination process and requirements for potential candidates / Rules for advertising and election signs / Election debates and forums / Advanced polling dates, polling stations and special ballots / Orientation and training sessions for Council members / The learning curve, time commitment and what to expect as a new member of City Council.
84 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake Episode 15
Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya take a deep dive into the City of Cold Lake's 2021 Budget, both from the operating and capital side, discussing most of the projects for 2021.
44 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake - Episode 14
Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: The increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region, trick-or-treating, Remembrance Day and the Santa Claus parade. (What's going ahead this year and what's on hold due to COVID?) Plus, preparing for the upcoming operating budget / New lighting being installed along highway 28 / Upgrades to both City cemeteries / Federal funding to improve and re-surface the Millinnium Trail / The dredging pilot program at the marina / and remembering Cold Lake Sun reporter Dan Brisebois.
66 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
[Pod]Casting in Cold Lake Episode 13
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
55 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 12
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...
49 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 11
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
42 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 10
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.
21 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 9
Mayor Craig Copeland and CAO Kevin Nagoya talk about: the COVID-19 situation and the response so far in the City of Cold Lake.
64 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 8
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
44 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 7
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
58 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 6
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.
45 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 5
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 /
66 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 4
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
52 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 3
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 email@example.com
47 minutes | Sep 3, 2019
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
41 minutes | Aug 19, 2019
[Pod]casting in Cold Lake Episode 1
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 email@example.com
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