· The Pulse
  • The Edmonton Transit Service will begin its summer service on July 3. Capital Line LRT service will be adjusted until late August to accommodate work at Century Park Station, and Metro Line trains will run every 15 minutes all day, every day. The city said LRT frequency will change for large events such as K-Days and Edmonton Elks home games.
  • The University of Alberta has launched Braiding Past, Present and Future — the school's first formally endorsed Indigenous strategic plan — which aims to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)'s calls to action and bring Indigenous worldviews, histories, and knowledge to all its programs, Postmedia reports. "The plan recognizes our collective responsibility to acknowledge our history and to honour those who came before us and to follow the seven sacred teachings — love, respect, honesty, courage, wisdom, and humility," wrote Florence Glanfield, the first vice-provost of Indigenous programming and research, who led the creation of the plan in consultation with an Indigenous Advisory Council.
  • Former city councillor Jon Dziadyk, who lost to Coun. Karen Principe in ward tastawiyiniwak, is considering entering the UCP leadership race and running in the Edmonton-Castle Downs electoral district. "I am willing to help the UCP in various roles and am currently in conversation with supports about if seeking the nomination is the best way in which I can contribute," he told daveberta.ca.
  • Canada Day events are returning to the legislature grounds on July 1 after a two-year hiatus. From noon to 5pm, visitors to the south grounds can take in Métis fiddlers, Cree storytelling, Ukrainian dancers, magicians, and more. The city said its fireworks show will take place at 11pm and will be livestreamed by CBC Edmonton.
  • Local freelance journalist Oumar Salifou reported on funding cuts, tuition increases, and staff layoffs at Alberta's post-secondary institutions for the Canadaland podcast.
  • Edmonton Oilers stars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl were the top-scoring players in the NHL playoffs, with McDavid being the first player since 2002 to lead playoff scoring without playing in the finals.
  • After a disappointing 0-3 start to the season, the Edmonton Elks have released Matt Elam and Ethan Makonzo from the active roster and Michael Beaudry, Jalin Marshall, and Malik Sonnier from the practice roster. The team also added linebacker Enock Makonzo and wide receiver Raphael Leonard to the active roster.
  • Olivia and Noah were Alberta's most popular girls' and boys' baby names in 2021, given to 210 and 274 babies respectively out of 49,938 total babies. Olivia has topped the list of girls' names every year since 2013, a provincial record. Other names Albertans gave their children in 2021 include Chickadee, Tuba, Jedi, and Zeppelin.