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@mpjgregoire @keithzg but to circle back to the Atlantic article, we can change the zoning laws to encourage more shade. People like Mrs. Reeves show is that it can be done and how to do it.

@keithzg @mpjgregoire I went to a public lecture on this by the city's historian laureate back in February because I am a cool dude and I know how to party.

@mpjgregoire @keithzg I live in Oliver which also has tree line avenues, mostly Elm and Ash, but if wasn't for Gladys Reeves, and the Edmonton Tree Planting Committee she founded in 1923, none of those would be here. At several points, especially post WWII, the city administration wanted to remove them all in the name of progress but the horticultural society fought them off.

@keithzg @mpjgregoire I believe most of the boulevard trees are due to a pretty concerted effort by a citizen led group back in the day, now the Edmonton Horticultural Society, it's also largely why the river valley has been kept mostly free of development.

It wasn't that the city planned for boulevard trees, a grassroots organization made it happen and fought to keep them.

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@liaizon I think umlauts have been a standard part of english for ages, same with diaereses, for example in coΓΆrdinate. Though usage has always depended on how fussily pedantic one is.

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It is definitely a thing for people to look at "reports" that cost $100M and think "how could this happen!?!" but when the consultants' charge out rates start at $100/hr and go up, it is not hard to rack up the charges.

When you cross into the millions, though...

I am really morbidly curious about 's >$600MM consulting expenditures currently inflaming city council.

I used to work for an engineering consultancy so on the one hand I know how easy it is for consulting fees to blow up out of proportion if the client doesn't have a handle on the scope of the project. On the other, $600MM is a lot of money, at some point it has got to be more cost effective for the city to hire their own engineers?

I was talking with someone about ocean plastic and they said "yeah but, we have to look at where it is coming from..." Us, apparently cbc.ca/news/politics/cambodia-

I largely think that plastic recycling is a scam. We should take this opportunity to really rethink the whole supply chain.

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