The Pulse

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


Recent Editions

The Pulse

Wednesday, Feb. 28

In this edition: La Connexional celebrates Black histories and futures; a moment in history: Feb. 28, 1959; happenings: Feb. 28, 2024

The Pulse

Tuesday, Feb. 27

In this edition: Calgary outdigs Edmonton in accessing funds to help seniors shovel; Edmonton's slow progress on $100M bike infrastructure commitment scrutinized; happenings: Feb. 27, 2024

The Pulse

Monday, Feb. 26

In this edition: On the agenda: Success metrics, green builds, mental health; Edmonton activates extreme weather response; happenings: Feb. 26, 2024

The Pulse

Friday, Feb. 23

In this edition: Explainer: Edmonton's complex regional cooperation landscape; emergency simulation planned at Valley Line Southeast Mill Woods Stop; happenings: Feb. 23-25, 2024

The Pulse

Thursday, Feb. 22

In this edition: How Leduc uses AI to keep plastic out of organics carts; calls for public engagement: Elections, parks, urban farming; happenings: Feb. 22, 2024

The Pulse

Wednesday, Feb. 21

In this edition: Filmmaker gets bruised to explore indie wrestling culture; public space bylaws can't fix what community can, advocates say; a moment in history: Feb. 21, 1920


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A moment in history: Feb. 28, 1959

On this day in 1959, volunteers at the University of Alberta's Radio Society were spinning records for their fellow students.

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A painted bike lane alongside a road in winter.
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Edmonton's slow progress on $100M bike infrastructure commitment scrutinized

Edmonton has announced the first 10 projects as part of its $100 million investment in active transportation infrastructure. But while this news is positive, the overall project's slow progress deserves scrutiny, hosts said in Episode 252 of Speaking Municipally.

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A bird's-eye view of a large park, including a body of water, meandering paths, and an event centre
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Calls for public engagement: Elections, parks, urban farming

Here are opportunities to help inform city planning about elections, the Northeast River Valley Park, and urban farming.

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A newspaper clipping that shows a bi-plane upside down for unexplained reasons. The clipping reads, "To Peace River in 3 hours To Calgary in 2 hours."
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A moment in history: Feb. 21, 1920

On this day in 1920, a short-lived Edmonton airline run by a transportation magnate was preparing to take to the sky.

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Public space bylaws can't fix what community can, advocates say

As council sends the proposed public spaces bylaw back to the drawing board, the city as a whole needs more patience with community-based solutions that don't require enforcement to change social disorder, advocates said on Episode 251 of Speaking Municipally.

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View from the middle of a quiet Edmonton bike lane, with the street lined with mid-sized apartments and trees entering fall colours
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Calls for public engagement: 76 Ave. renewal, active transportation

Here are opportunities to help inform city planning, including the active transportation network, transit and recreation centre services, and the renewal of an important collector street in Ritchie and King Edward Park.

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