The Pulse

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


Recent Editions

The Pulse

Tuesday, Jan. 25

In this edition: the new Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator has named its first cohort; On The Edge Coffee has adopted a self-contained coffee roaster; and a motion to cancel public spending on the Station Lands pedway was defeated.

The Pulse

Monday, Jan. 24

In this edition: Speaking Municipally examines pedway memos and police flash-bangs; Tim Cartmell and Jennifer Rice aim to make progress on the economy; and, our look at the week ahead.

The Pulse

Friday, Jan. 21

In this edition: Sprout Fund II nears $10M target to put into seed-stage tech companies; Coun. Anne Stevenson wants to cancel a plan to spend $26.5M on the 103 Avenue Pedway; Premier Jason Kenney said that Omicron infections in Alberta may have peaked.

The Pulse

Thursday, Jan. 20

In this edition: a retired lawyer turned playwright has won a screenplay competition; the city won't pay for damage caused by Edmonton police during an arrest at Tzin last summer; our moment in history goes back to 1951.

The Pulse

Wednesday, Jan. 19

In this edition: AltaML partners with venture capital firm to combine AI and life sciences expertise; the city has launched a new dashboard to share the status of public services in relation to COVID-19; the new grand chief of Treaty 6 wants to get everyone aligned.

The Pulse

Tuesday, Jan. 18

In this edition: Wyvern raises US$4.5M, enters Y Combinator; on-demand transit seems to be catching on in Edmonton; CBC Radio host Adrienne Pan passed away at the age of 43; and Mayor Amarjeet Sohi is "equally frustrated" with the icy state of Edmonton's streets.

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Brief

Coming up at council: Jan. 24-28, 2022

City council meets on Jan. 24, with continuation set for Jan. 26 if more time is needed to cover the agenda. A number of items are also going to public hearing on Jan. 25. Here are some of the key items scheduled to be considered.

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Coming up this week: Jan. 24-28, 2022

This week's calendar offers ways to better understand precision health and urban heat islands, ideas to improve workplace wellness and diversity, and real talk from some entrepreneurs. Plus, Ice on Whyte begins!

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A paper sculpture of a mammoth at Deep Freeze
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Weekend agenda: Jan. 21-23, 2022

This weekend's events include a mix of outdoor and indoor fun, with a few virtual events if you're not ready to venture out.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Edmonton Bulletin Ends Publication"
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A moment in history: Jan. 20, 1951

On this day 71 years ago, On this day in 1951, Alberta's first newspaper was going to press for its final few issues. The Edmonton Bulletin was established in 1880 by businessmen Frank Oliver and Alex Taylor.

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A chart showing the growth of weekly on-demand transit boardings from April 26 to Nov. 22, 2021
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On-demand transit seems to be catching on

An interim review of the bus network redesign shows growing use of on-demand transit since it was introduced last April to mitigate a decrease in regular service to parts of the city.

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Coming up this week: Jan. 17-21, 2022

This week's calendar includes events to help you start or strengthen your business, a roundtable on the drug poisoning crisis, and a look at Indigenous clean energy projects.

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