The Pulse

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


Recent Editions

The Pulse

Monday, June 27

In this edition: Young artists gather to explore climate change and just transition; the city considers small-scale encampments after earlier rejection; Edmonton is on track to beat its all-time rainfall record for June; and our look at the week ahead.

The Pulse

Friday, June 24

In this edition: Wisdom of wild boar farming questioned in light of feral pig problem; Scription named the Edmonton winner at Startup TNT's Investment Summit V; the city is collecting public input on the 2023-2026 budget until July 17.

The Pulse

Thursday, June 23

In this edition: Retirement home for LGBTQ2S+ seniors is in the works; the city has signed 20-year green energy contracts; the Edmonton Public School board has approved its 2022-2026 education plan; and Flying Fish throws a line into Edmonton's waters.

The Pulse

Wednesday, June 22

In this edition: Data shows the ebb and flow of mosquito season; the City of Edmonton and CUPE Local 30 have ratified a new three-year agreement; and our latest moment in history travels back to 1953.

The Pulse

Tuesday, June 21

In this edition: Oonnie aims to connect consumers with local producers; Mayor Sohi met with the province to discuss Edmonton's public safety plan; city council is considering support for city-sanctioned encampments; and our latest podcast pick.

The Pulse

Monday, June 20

In this edition: The idea to turn 102 Avenue over to pedestrians has a long pedigree; the city is on track to eclipse its four-year affordable housing targets; and our look at the week ahead.

Cover art for Speaking Municipally, featuring a cartoon turnip in front of Edmonton's City Hall
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City considers small-scale encampments after earlier rejection

On Episode 184 of Speaking Municipally, Troy Pavlek and Mack Male take a look at the city's possible change of heart on letting houseless people live in encampments.

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Minister Josephine Pon and Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc. celebrate the grand opening of eight new affordable housing units
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Coming up at council: June 27-July 1, 2022

This is city council's final committee week before the summer break. The community and public services committee will meet on Monday and executive committee will meet on Wednesday.

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Fireworks over the High Level Bridge, lit up with red and white for Canada Day
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Coming up this week: June 27-July 1, 2022

This week, you can learn about growing a health innovation company or building a more socially and environmentally sustainable Edmonton; find a mentor or connect with women who are engineers, designers, and product managers; take in a documentary about a business leader; or mark Canada's birthday.

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A group of cyclists at the start line of a race under City of Edmonton arches amid Melcor banners
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Weekend agenda: June 24-26, 2022

This weekend offers the opportunity to engage with Indigenous creators, cheer on some cyclists, celebrate the opening of a new community, have a real wild night, or kick off the start of JazzFest.

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Bloom: Flying Fish throws a line into Edmonton's waters

In Episode 19 of Bloom, Tiffany Linke-Boyko explains what kind of investment opportunities she's looking for as the recently hired principal for Canada with Flying Fish Partners.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "New Swimming Pool To Be City's Largest"
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A moment in history: June 22, 1953

On this day 69 years ago, the city was planning to build the largest outdoor pool in Edmonton. The proposed $150,000 project in the Mill Creek Ravine would create a large central pool and "a separate diving tank, a wading pool and a large sundeck," the Edmonton Journal noted at the time. But Mill Creek's connection with swimming in the city goes back far longer than the 1950s.

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