· The Pulse
  • City council has approved a rezoning request for the lot between Gateway Boulevard and Calgary Trail on 46 Avenue that has been vacant for 12 years. The proposed EVER Square project would be a commercial complex consisting of four buildings varying in height from four to 10 storeys. A motion from Coun. Anne Stevenson directing administration to work with the applicant to "provide a development that is more street-oriented and incorporates opportunities for active transportation adjacent to the site" was defeated 9-4.
  • About 12,000 potholes have been repaired since Jan. 1, according to the city. That's down from the number fixed by the same time last year, which the city blames on the weather. Philip Herritt, director of infrastructure operations, also said more than 5,800 catch basins have been cleared so far this year. Crews are no longer removing windrows as the weather warms up.
  • The closure of the 102 Avenue bike lane between 115 Street and 117 Street for the installation of a manhole for sewer line maintenance is frustrating commuters. "We're hearing pretty loud and clear from a lot of the commuters in Oliver that they're not looking forward to the unsafe detour that this is going to result from," said Oliver Community League president Robyn Paches. Construction, which began this week, is expected to last until the end of August.
  • Global Edmonton's Gord Steinke spoke about his pre-journalism music career, his love of motorcycles, and his 30 years in news on Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast.
  • Health Minister Jason Copping announced the province will now update COVID-19 numbers only once per week. "We are at a point where trends over longer periods of time are more relevant than day-to-day fluctuations," he said.