· The Pulse
  • A spring snowstorm caused problems on the roads but resulted in less than five centimetres of accumulated snow. Edmonton police said 52 collisions were reported yesterday between 10am and 5:30pm. The city typically receives about 20 cm of snow in March, with an average of 28 cm between March 15 and June 30.
  • Before it snowed, EPCOR said it responded to more than 100 calls all across the city over the weekend to deal with covered drains and flooding following recent warm temperatures. There are more than 65,000 catch basins or drains in Edmonton, and residents are advised to call 311 if theirs is covered or clogged.
  • Leduc fire chief George Clancy has resigned following the filing of a civil suit against the City of Leduc alleging harassment, bullying, discrimination, abuse, and sexual assault in the fire department. "It is with a heavy heart that I must share with you my decision to leave our services following 31 years of service to this great community," Clancy wrote in an email to staff. "This is a very difficult decision for me to make and one that I need to do out of respect for my health." The suit does not identify alleged abusers by name, and Clancy has not been accused of assault, abuse, or harassment. He took over the department in 2014, reports Global News.
  • A report on steps Edmonton could take to decriminalize minor drug possession will be considered by city council's community and public services committee this week. Coun. Michael Janz asked for the information as a way to help reduce the number of drug poisoning deaths in the city. "It's an entirely preventable drug crisis," Janz told CTV News Edmonton. "We need to look at any measure we can."
  • Spring break camps at the TELUS World of Science are already at capacity as demand surges for in-person camps with minimal restrictions. "We sold out much quicker than usual," said spokesperson Ursula Pattloch.
  • An electrical generator that is almost as long as a CFL football field and as tall as a traffic light pole left the Scotford refinery area on March 19. The heavy load, which could cause traffic delays along Edmonton-area highways, is expected to arrive near Edson on March 23.