· The Pulse
  • The 13-year-old girl reported missing from Edmonton more than a week ago was found safe in Oregon on July 2. Edmonton police said a 41-year-old man from Oregon has been arrested and will be charged with child luring, but more charges could be laid as the investigation unfolds. "We're ecstatic. We are so relieved to have her back," the girl's father told CBC News.
  • The city announced on June 30 that construction at five supportive housing sites will wrap up over the next six weeks, providing 210 new homes. A video shows how they were built using modular construction.
  • In an interview with The Globe and Mail regarding the city's June 22 announcement about new green energy contracts, Mayor Amarjeet Sohi said Edmonton is leading by example. "I hope that encourages other municipalities and residents within the municipalities to do their part," he said.
  • Former mayor Don Iveson will serve as co-chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. "Honoured to be able to help lead the continuing national effort to end homelessness," Iveson said.
  • Edmonton runner Marco Arop ran the 800 metres in a season's best time of one minute, 43.61 seconds — the third-fastest time in the world this year — to win the pre world invitational championships in Edmonton on July 3.
  • City council's executive committee last week requested more information on how to support the nighttime economy, which could include the designation of a night mayor. Some are concerned that there won't be enough venues for music events when Edmonton hosts the Juno Awards next year.
  • The frequently-vandalized plaque outside the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald that honoured Frank Oliver was removed by city crews last month and won't be put back. "The city is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous nations and therefore we have no plans to replace the plaque of Frank Oliver," city spokesperson Mary-Ann Thurber told CTV News.