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By Michelle Ferguson
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  • The Valley Line LRT won't open until sometime early next year. The $1.8-billion line, which will connect downtown to Mill Woods, was initially expected to open in December 2020. The most recent delays are being caused by a longer-than-expected testing process for new trains, according to TransEd.
  • Edmonton police Det. Dan Behiels was suspended without pay for leaking information to the press about the investigation into Edmonton landlord Abdullah Shah. Behiels gave CBC News confidential files after the investigation concluded in January 2021 and no charges were laid against Shah, who is suspected of running a criminal organization involved in drug trafficking and mortgage fraud.
  • Edmonton has been ranked one of the top 100 best cities to live in for the second year in a row. The ranking, produced by Resonance Consultancy, put Edmonton in 86th between Baltimore and Lyon. The city's immigration, downtown revitalization plans and reputation as a festival city, as well as the University of Alberta, all helped it make the list.
  • Hope Mission is scrambling to collect winter gear, after a fire destroyed a warehouse containing its winter clothing supply on Friday. Donations of gently used warm clothing items can be dropped off at their main office downtown.
  • The commuter bridge at Ada Boulevard over Wayne Gretzky Drive has reopened amid safety concerns from cyclists and pedestrians. The redesign features a low barrier on the south side of the bridge. The city is advising pedestrians and cyclists to use the shared path on the north side.
  • Former City of Edmonton planning director Kalen Anderson was appointed executive director of the Urban Development Institute - Edmonton Region (UDI-ER). UDI-ER represents the development industry in the Edmonton region. Anderson served in the city's planning department for over a decade.
  • The province's app to scan proof-of-vaccination QR codes is now available. After Nov. 15, the scannable QR code will be the only acceptable record of vaccination. On Tuesday, Premier Jason Kenney said that the vaccine passport system will stay in place until next year, despite the recent downward trend in hospitalizations due to COVID-19.