The Pulse

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


Recent Editions

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 Pulse

Thursday, July 28

In this edition: Story City announces a new slate of adventures; Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Edmonton area and much of Alberta; driving growth while saving lives with connected trucks.

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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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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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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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Michael Bowling, Richard Sutton, and Patrick Pilarski smile in front of an array of DeepMind logos
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DeepMind celebrates five years in Edmonton

DeepMind Alberta, the first international research office of the UK-based AI arm of Alphabet, celebrated its fifth anniversary at its newly completed office space in downtown Edmonton.

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Weekend agenda: July 29-Aug. 1, 2022

This long weekend offers a wide choice of music — bluegrass, disco, big band, and much more — as well as a cornucopia of food and fun at Hawrelak Park, Churchill Square, and the exhibition grounds.

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