Published in The Pulse
  • Edmonton doctors are asking the province to implement another lockdown, as COVID-19 cases and variants are on the rise. "EZMSA said that while a lockdown has significant impacts on businesses and individuals, the group predicts that hospitals and ICUs in the province will be overwhelmed before the end of April should no new measures be put in place," reports CTV News.
  • An outbreak of the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil occurred at PTW Energy Services at the Drayton Valley, Edson and Hinton offices, reports Postmedia.
  • City police saw a 17% drop in crime in 2020, but violent crimes appear to be higher than before. Postmedia broke down the police data and its effects on Edmonton.
  • "After a drop in sales in last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edmonton's real estate market continues to improve through the start of 2021 in a seller's market stronger than the city has seen in years," reports CBC News.
  • Ward 12 councillor Moe Banga has announced he will seek re-election in the upcoming municipal election in Ward Sspomitapi.
  • An Edmonton student has created a Black Parent Resource Guide, a 24-page PDF document "that lists services to help improve Black children's well-being in Alberta, including health, cultural supports, Black-led service providers and extracurricular activities."