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· The Pulse
By Michelle Ferguson
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  • Eight critical care nursing officers have started working at Royal Alexandra Hospital to help alleviate pressure from the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. Military assistance will be in place until the end of October.
  • Voter turnout has more than tripled after two days of advanced voting in the municipal election. According to Edmonton Elections, over 12,000 voters cast their ballots compared to 3,700 in 2017.
  • Outgoing mayor Don Iveson defended his decision to endorse four city council — including opponents for two incumbent councillors — and one school board trustee candidate in the upcoming election. He said it was useful for leaders with credibility to point to others people can trust and that those he endorsed owe him nothing.
  • A major phase of the Jasper Avenue construction project is now complete. All lanes of traffic are now open from 109 Street to 114 Street after two years of major construction.
  • Edmonton police chief Dale McFee says he will focus on the increase in crime and social disorder in the city's Downtown core over his next five years with the Edmonton Police Service. McFee's contract was recently extended to June 2026.
  • An art installation at Parkdale Cromdale Community League honours Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The interactive installation incorporates stories from families across the country and will be displayed until Oct. 17.
  • Edmonton Elks gameday radio analyst Eddie Steele was dismissed from 630 CHED, the club's radio rights holder, after speaking out against general manager Brock Sunderland last week on The Rod Pederson Show.