· The Pulse
  • E-scooters returned to city streets over the weekend, with Bird and Lime approved under the city's new rules. A total of 1,500 e-scooters and 400 e-bikes are available this summer and beyond. Sidewalks are off-limits, but e-scooters and e-bikes do not have to be returned to designated corrals. The city encourages riders to "park in a way that does not block pathways, streets or access to a home, business, city facility, or other destination."
  • The federal government has announced $12.3 million to repair and renovate 420 rental homes for seniors at the Matheson Seniors Residence located at 11445 135 Street NW.
  • Nearly 300 Afghan refugees arrived in Edmonton on Saturday bringing the total to more than 600 so far. Previous refugees came to the city after first landing in other Canadian cities but this charter flight came straight to Edmonton. "It is quite impactful to watch the people coming down the stairs and knowing this is their very first experience, their first footsteps they're taking on Canadian soil," said Kathryn Friesen, director of immigration and settlement at Catholic Social Services.
  • Former city councillor Michael Phair is among 14 honorary degree recipients from the University of Alberta for spring 2022 convocation. "It's been important for me to be someone that contributes to society as a whole," he told Postmedia. "In my case — and in particular — to the queer community and the City of Edmonton, both of which I'm part of." The U of A said about 7,400 graduates — its largest-ever graduating class — will walk across the stage this spring during the first in-person convocation in two years.
  • On June 3, Mayor Amarjeet Sohi proclaimed June as Pride Month in Edmonton. "I hope to see everyone out to remember and celebrate the incredible contributions that the 2SLGBTQIA+ community has made here and around the world," he said.
  • There are at least 50 net-zero homes in Edmonton according to the Eco Solar Home Tour Society of Alberta. The 2022 edition of the society's tour took place over the weekend, showcasing 10 net-zero homes around the city.
  • Local physician Dr. Darren Markland, who recently closed his practice as a kidney specialist, spoke to Global News about record levels of physician burnout across the country. "We are absolutely destroyed," he said.
  • Alberta is establishing a new Premier's Council on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to provide advice and monitor progress on ending violence against Indigenous women, LGBTQ, two-spirited, and other gender diverse people. It's one of 113 recommendations in the final report of the Alberta Joint Working Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
  • The Edmonton Oilers jersey worn by Wayne Gretzky during the team's 1987-88 playoff run — which ended with the team's fourth Stanley Cup — has sold for a record $1.452 million. About three months after the jersey was doused in champagne that season, Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings.