· The Pulse
  • As Don Iveson steps down in the fall, there is room for "a more conservative, no nonsense mayor" in Edmonton, the National Post reports.
  • The decision to re-route a major sewage line from south Edmonton to the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant was put on hold after community pushback, reports the CBC. The Gold Bar Park Alliance has been challenging the decision since 2017, over concerns that the increased sewer activity would "compromise the recreational use of the parkland."
  • The future of Edmonton's Chinatown is uncertain, as the area continues to grapple with safety issues, a large homeless population, and the effects of the pandemic. A report presented by the Chinatown Transformation Collaborative Society of Edmonton to city council on May 10 said community events meant to rejuvenate the area were stalled due to the pandemic and that Chinatown has "failed to keep up with the city's growth."
  • Edmonton Police Services launched a new campaign, called Know Your Rights, on May 10, to help Edmontonians know what their rights are when interacting with police officers.
  • A training camp to prepare the Canadian women's basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics is in limbo. The training camp was scheduled to begin May 19 in Edmonton, but is currently being reviewed by Alberta Health Services.