The Pulse

Our weekday news briefing that informs you about what's going on in Edmonton.


Recent Editions

The Pulse

Monday, Aug. 8

In this edition: More than an annoyance, traffic noise is a matter of public health; Coun. Michael Janz broke council's code of conduct with retweet, integrity commissioner has determined; and our look at council's agenda and the week ahead.

The Pulse

Friday, Aug. 5

In this edition: The Helm opens bigger flagship downtown while others shy away; about 90 soldiers from Edmonton will travel to the U.K. to train Ukrainian military recruits; and our look at the weekend ahead.

The Pulse

Thursday, Aug. 4

In this edition: Future Fields sees growth potential beyond cellular agriculture; artist-run Harcourt House fights for its life; the federal and provincial governments have endorsed designating the North Saskatchewan River as a Canadian Heritage River.

The Pulse

Wednesday, Aug. 3

In this edition: Project looks to map saplings given to Alberta first-graders; Zylorion files U.S. provisional patent for novel psilocybin-based compound; Edmonton's crime severity index declined 8% from 2020 to 2021; and our moment in history goes back to 1942.

The Pulse

Tuesday, Aug. 2

In this edition: The Colombian opens third café, eyes further expansion; the Edmonton Queer History Project looks to grow; Edmonton's downtown office vacancy rate is the highest it has been since 1986; our look at the week ahead.

The Pulse

Friday, July 29

In this edition: Heartbroken owner of Blue Plate Diner feels community's love; DeepMind celebrates five years in Edmonton; Prairie Sky Gondola has agreed to pay the city about $1.125 million per year to lease land and operate its proposed gondola.

The pyramid atop City Hall against a deep blue sky
Brief

Coming up at council: Aug. 8-12, 2022

City council has returned from the summer break, with three committee meetings scheduled this week. Community and public services committee will meet on Monday, urban planning committee will meet on Tuesday, and executive committee will meet on Wednesday.

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Bear Witness and Tim "2oolman" Hill of The Halluci Nation laugh beside each other, beside a glamorous portrait of the pink-haired Sudan Archives
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Coming up this week: Aug. 8-12, 2022

This week sees the kickoff of the first big Fringe since 2019, along with a few more business-oriented events to get you thinking about social innovation, health innovation, or boosting your marketing chops.

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Smiling councillors Amarjeet Sohi and Ben Henderson in feathered headdresses and neon yellow costumes at Cariwest in 2010
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Weekend agenda: Aug. 5-7, 2022

This weekend sees the return of Edmonton's Caribbean arts festival, as well as a festival of Japanese animation, an event with the author of psychological thrillers, a ball hockey tournament celebrating diversity, equality, and inclusion through sport, and music of the outdoor and indoor variety.

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Three large paintings by Yvonne DuBourdieu on a gallery wall
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Artist-run Harcourt House fights for its life

In what it calls a "do-or-die situation," Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is trying to raise $3.5 million to purchase the building it has occupied for 35 years after receiving a notice that its lease would not be renewed beyond November.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "Rationing of Tea and Coffee Goes Into Effect: Ounce of Tea or 4 of Coffee Allowed Each Person Weekly
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A moment in history: Aug. 3, 1942

On this day 80 years ago, Edmontonians were waking up to rations of coffee and tea.

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A screenshot of Adam Danyleyko speaking at an online pitch competition, with the Amii logo in the background
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Coming up this week: Aug. 2-5, 2022

This week offers an evening of coffee and connection, a neighbourly movie screening, music on at least two hills, a delicious date night, and a chance to learn how best to pitch a startup at an upcoming marathon.

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