Category Archives: Podcast

Amazing Places #41 Family Cycling w/ Robert Kemp & Edward Pullman

Episode 41 of Amazing Places! Family cycling is on the rise in the capital region and all over the world. This week, Robert Kemp, owner of Bishop’s Family Cycles, and Edward Pullman, co-chair of Capital Bike, join the podcast to discuss why riding with the family has become so popular. We discuss cargo bikes, infrastructure and our region’s cycling culture.
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Amazing Places #40 Know when to fold ’em – No casino for Saanich w/ Fred Haynes

Episode 40 of Amazing Places! This week Saanich Council voted unanimously to reject a casino in the community. Mayor Fred Haynes had been describing the benefits of a potential casino. On Monday night he joined his Council colleagues in rejecting the idea. He joins the podcast this week to discuss what motivated Council’s choice and what other opportunities exist for economic development in Saanich.

Amazing Places #39 Future of Transit w/ Susan Brice

Episode 39 of Amazing Places! What’s the pandemic’s impact on transit? What does the future of transit look like in our region? This week Susan Brice, Victoria Regional Transit Commissioner Chair and Saanich Councillor, joins us to discuss our transit future.

Amazing Places #38 Capital Bike w/ Meredith James & Corey Burger

Episode 38 of Amazing Places! There’s a new cycling advocacy group in town! Capital Bike is the new name for the merger of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and Bike to Work Victoria. This week, Meredith James, Co-Chair of Capital Bike, and Corey Burger, Policy and Infrastructure Chair of Capital Bike, join me to discuss the new group and what it means for cycling in our region.

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Amazing Places #37 – Live Episode – A panel discussion on housing

Episode 37 of Amazing Places is a special live episode! This week we held a live discussion via zoom with a panel of guests, talking about housing in the Capital Region. Panelist are Rebecca Mersereau, Saanich Councillor & CRD Director; Julian West, Urban Thrive Developments; Christine Lintott, Christine Lintott Architects; and Matt Dell, President, South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association. Panelists take questions that were submitted in advance and through the zoom chat.

Amazing Places #36 Supporting our local businesses w/ Katrina Dwulit and Jeff Bray

Episode 36 of Amazing Places! We’re in Wave Three of the pandemic. This week’s provincial health orders are meant to keep us safe but are making it hard for our favourite local businesses to stay open. What can we do to support local businesses? Katrina Dwulit, founder and ED of the Esquimalt Farmers Market and Jeff Bray, ED of the Downtown Victoria Business Association are my guests this week.

Amazing Places Promo: Amazing Places Live! A panel discussion on housing

Join us for a special Live episode of Amazing Places on April 14! Our podcast panel discussion is all about housing (missing middle, infill, etc). Our panelists:

Rebecca Mersereau, Saanich Councillor

Julian West, Urban Thrive Developments

Christine Lintott, Christine Lintott Architects

Matt Dell, President, South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association

Send your housing questions via Twitter or Facebook

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Amazing Places #35 Better Mobility Saanich w/ Elise Cote & Sarah Frumento

Episode 35 of Amazing Places! This week we introduce the new advocacy group, Better Mobility Saanich. Elise Cote, Sarah Frumento and I are founding members of this group, dedicated to advocating for road safety improvements for all road users. We discuss our activities to successfully persuade Saanich Council to revise its Neighbourhood Speed Limit pilot to 30k/h from 40k/h.
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Amazing Places #34 Eliminating racial discrimination w/ Sharmarke Dubow

Episode 34 of Amazing Places! This week we acknowledge the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21. My guest is first-term Victoria City Councillor Sharmarke Dubow. Sharmarke shares his own experience as a refugee in Canada and the the racial discrimination he’s encountered as an elected official. We discuss the power of empathy and the work for us all to call out discrimination and raise up the voices of the vulnerable and underrepresented.