Ultrasonic Alarm Call Bonus Track: Chamber of Commerce At Ideas Fair

We ended off the latest episode of the Ultrasonic Alarm Call, Terror For Blood Town, with a montage of interviews recorded at the city’s Ideas Fair on October 25.

Well, here’s one I didn’t include. It’s with John Hopkins, CEO of the Regina Chamber of Commerce.

At the risk of damaging my leftie bona fides, I found myself nodding along to a lot of what he had to say. He talked about the need for affordable housing, a comprehensive infrastructure strategy and a vital cultural scene — all stuff I’m in total agreement with.

(Of course, he also makes mention of the “importance of transportation infrastructure which includes [public] transit.” I shudder to think what else it includes. I suspect he’d be savvy enough not to suggest more parking around me.)

Hopkins of Chamber of Commerce at Ideas Fair by Paul Dechene

I left the interview out, by the way, because I mention in it that I’m talking to John Hopkins but didn’t mention who he was there to represent so it probably wouldn’t have made any sense sitting out of context like that in the middle of an audio montage.

The other interviews are also worth listening to, by the way. And you can hear them all (six in total) at about the 3/4 mark of lucky Episode 13 of Ultrasonic Alarm Call, which is jam packed full of other awesome stuff. So you should listen to the whole thing. By clicking here. And don’t forget to check out our archive of past episodes.

Author: Paul Dechene

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One thought on “Ultrasonic Alarm Call Bonus Track: Chamber of Commerce At Ideas Fair”

  1. Those were good interviews during the end segment.

    Leeds building codes.Large commercial buildings are doing this, houses?

    Geo village , sure, as long it is incorporated into Regina’s & Sask’s building codes.

    HL.. lol… walkable sure, affordable to the local workers, NOT likley.

    No solar panels on any home, or on anything HL? Not even L.E.D. solar charged streetlights, in yer CBA approved designs? Awful. 0 thinking in HL.

    At least the transit dude I talked to made some sense.
    24hr buses N & S ,E & W
    A growing economy needs a reliable public transport service.

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