· The Pulse
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  • Connor McDavid scored the game-winning goal at 5:03 of overtime to secure a 5-4 victory for the Edmonton Oilers and a 4-1 series win over the Calgary Flames. The Oilers advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2006.
  • The federal government will spend $3 million for the purchase and development of land at the former Griesbach Barracks. HomeEd and the Métis Capital Housing Corporation plan to build more housing on the Village at Griesbach site, including 85 three-bedroom townhouses and 127 units for Métis and other Indigenous individuals and families.
  • Edmonton Catholic Schools said it will keep its school resource officer (SRO) program after a report by three external criminologists found the majority of students, staff, and parents want it to remain. Less than 5% of survey and focus group participants wanted to get rid of SROs, but researchers say a lack of race-based data prevents them from examining the program in detail, Postmedia reports.
  • The city and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities have opened a Jumpstart Inclusive Playground at the Clareview Recreation Centre. "Access is one of the key pillars of Edmonton's City Plan, and this project helps to ensure that children of all abilities have access to a space where they can all play together," said Mayor Amarjeet Sohi.
  • When it comes to winning an Edmonton mayoral campaign, big money "is a necessity," suggests Postmedia opinion columnist Keith Gerein. The municipal electoral reforms implemented by the UCP government in 2020, intended to level candidates' financial playing field, did not prevent the recent mayoral race from being "the most expensive Edmonton has ever seen," with five candidates including Amarjeet Sohi each spending over $430,000.
  • Edmonton's outdoor pool season has been shortened to July 1 to Aug. 31. The city said the reduction is a result of budget decisions made in 2020 in response to pandemic pressures, but Mayor Amarjeet Sohi said he'll look into the matter. Swimmers can make 1.75-hour reservations online starting June 24. Mill Creek Outdoor Pool will be closed all summer for rehabilitation.
  • The provincial government passed the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Recognition Act which permanently adds the word "honourable" to the titles of all provincial cabinet ministers, even after they leave the job. NDP MLA Christina Gray referred to the bill as a "vanity title project that Albertans didn't ask for."
  • May 27 marks one year since the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc announced they had located 215 potential unmarked graves of children at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. "There are likely thousands of graves at former Indian Residential Schools across the country," wrote Kisha Supernant, director of the Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology at the University of Alberta, "but we don't yet have enough information to know where most of them are located — some are likely lost forever."