The Pulse: May 29, 2023

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  • 24°C: Sunny in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30% chance of showers in the afternoon. Risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming northeast 20 in the afternoon. High 24. UV index 7 or high. (forecast)
  • Teal: The High Level Bridge will be lit teal for Tourette Syndrome Awareness. (details)
  • $464,543: The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie fundraiser raised $464,543.53 across Edmonton for the Bissell Centre's Child and Family Supports. (details)
  • 23-25: The Edmonton Elks lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on May 27. (details)
  • 70-74: The Edmonton Stingers lost to the Calgary Surge on May 27. (details)
  • 81-82: The Stingers lost to the Surge on May 28. (details)

A render of the new Warehouse Park

On the agenda: Indigenous Framework, Warehouse Park, and more

By Mack Male

This week, a public hearing will take place on May 30. Community and public services committee will meet on May 31, urban planning committee will meet on June 1, and executive committee will meet on June 2.

Here are some of the key items on the agenda:

  • The latest update on the city's Indigenous Framework highlights the key accomplishments of 2022, including relationship-building and continued learning. This fall, the city will host an Indigenous Framework Annual Gathering to honour a commitment made "to bring Elders, Knowledge Keepers, senior leaders, staff, and community together to share and celebrate progress of the Framework's implementation."
  • According to a survey conducted in March 2023, 80% of respondents agree that more should be done to address homelessness in Edmonton, and 73% agree the city should do more regardless of the responsibility of the other orders of government. Administration is now conducting a cost analysis of its efforts to respond to homelessness and will prepare a draft Corporate Homelessness Plan for council's review in the first quarter of 2024.
  • Charter Bylaw 20503 and Bylaw 20502 will allow for the development of the Downtown Warehouse Campus Park by closing portions of 107 Street between 102 Avenue and Jasper Avenue, and by amending the Zoning Bylaw accordingly.
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Headlines: May 29, 2023

By Mariam Ibrahim

A woman, Dana Wylie, sits underneath a bridge, holding a guitar

Coming up this week: May 29-June 2, 2023

By Debbi Serafinchon

May 29 is Election Day in Alberta; voting locations are open from 9am to 8pm. This week also offers opportunities to learn about innovation clusters, financial literacy, building a city for all ages, and improving community safety, as well as a couple of downtown musical experiences.

Find even more things to do in Taproot's weekly roundups.

Photo: Folk singer Dana Wylie will perform with Brennan Cameron in Churchill Square as part of the Edmonton Arts Council's Live at Lunch series. (Dana Wylie)