The Pulse

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


Recent Editions

The Pulse

Friday, May 20

In this edition: DrugBank continues winning streak at YEG Community Startup Awards; downtown police patrols to increase next week; 7 Summits Snacks secures chance to pitch at Startup Canada competition; and some events to take in this long weekend

The Pulse

Thursday, May 19

In this edition: Jason Kenney has resigned as leader of the United Conservative Party following a leadership review; where we're at and where we're going with hydrogen in the region; and the latest episode of Bloom looks at endurance chocolate.

The Pulse

Wednesday, May 18

In this edition: Councillors undecided on how best to spend community safety money; Vision Zero reports decrease in fatalities and injuries; our moment in history heads to the speedway

The Pulse

Tuesday, May 17

In this edition: 'Serve the artists': Glass Bookshop launches small press; greater police presence called for and questioned at committee meeting; and our weekly podcast pick

The Pulse

Monday, May 16

In this edition: Affordability seen as key to Blatchford achieving mission; Pride Corner officially recognized; police funding and community safety on council agendas; plus the Oilers in Round 2 and other events

The Pulse

Friday, May 13

In this edition: Amii helps brewery harness AI to make and market beer; a new interchange in Leduc will support logistics in the region; the Edmonton Public Library has launched a new program to support childhood literacy; and our look at the weekend.

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Weekend agenda: May 20-23, 2022

The May long weekend marks the kickoff to many summer activities in Edmonton. Experience days of old, visit the legislature, hang out on the patio, or cheer on the Oilers!

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Bloom: Fuelling with endurance chocolate

In Episode 16 of Bloom, Emily Rendell-Watson interviews Kristyn Carriere, co-founder of 7 Summits Snacks. The Edmonton-based company has developed chocolate bars that can replace energy gels and bars for endurance athletes.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "Speedway Oval Opener Promises Something 'New'"
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A moment in history: May 18, 1963

On this day in 59 years ago, the Edmonton Speedway was prepping for the city's first stock car race.

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Cover art, featuring a triangle on top of a maple leaf, surrounded by the words "EPIC Podcast: Current - Relevant - Canadian
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Podcast pick: Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast

The folks behind Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast believe that "disasters are everyone's business," an idea that may not have been as evident when the podcast started in 2016 but has become undeniable throughout more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing extreme weather induced by climate change.

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Oiler fans gather outside of Rogers Place on a sunny evening
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Coming up this week: May 16-20, 2022

While we wait for Round 2 of the NHL playoffs to begin, this week offers opportunities to learn how to improve business, better understand race in the criminal justice system, harness hydrogen, retrofit with solar, and build cities better.

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Edmonton police cars parked in front of an apartment]
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Coming up at council: May 16-20, 2022

Community and public services committee is scheduled to meet on May 16, with executive committee on May 18. There is also a utility committee meeting on May 20. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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