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· The Pulse
By Michelle Ferguson
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  • Edmonton Public Schools are implementing mandatory vaccinations for all teachers, staff and volunteers. Employees have until mid-October to disclose their vaccination status or request an exemption. Staff who are not fully vaccinated or exempted will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test every 72 hours.
  • Liz John-West, a candidate for Ward Metis, lost her garage to a fire on Monday morning. According to John-West this is the sixth fire in her neighbourhood this week. Edmonton Fire has not determined the cause of any of the fires.
  • Scenes for The Last of Us, featuring The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal, will take place in and around Rice Howard Way this month, affecting access to several roads, sidewalks and businesses downtown.
  • Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is one of three players named to Canada's initial roster for the 2022 Olympics Games in Beijing. McDavid will be making his Olympic debut.
  • Two Edmonton Oilers players are sidelined due to myocarditis, a known side effect of COVID-19. Josh Archibald and Alex Stalock are both on the injured reserve with the condition. There's a 10% chance of developing myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, after getting infected with COVID-19.
  • Edmonton Elks quarterback Trevor Harris is due to return to the field on Friday, when the team hosts the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Harris missed the last two games after suffering a neck injury during the Labour Day match against the Calgary Stampeders.
  • An Edmonton teen sketched an Indigenous version of the Edmonton Elks logo. Izaiah Masuskapoe was inspired by the BC Lions' Every Child Matters shirts. His design will be printed on t-shirt with proceeds from the sales going to a charity of his choice.