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· The Pulse
By Karen Unland
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  • The city launched an online survey asking the public for input on a proposed tax increase of 1.8% as council prepares for budget deliberations. A public hearing is slated for Nov. 29.
  • The Edmonton Elks fired three top brass — team president Chris Presson, general manager Brock Sunderland, and head coach Jaime Elizondo — after a dismal season. A new president and general manager are expected to be in place by mid-January, with help from longtime coach and GM Wally Buono in the interim.
  • Council approved granting about $215,000 to 16 initiatives to illuminate and challenge racism, and it directed more funds toward the anti-racism advisory committee.
  • Housing rights advocates marked National Housing Day by urging the province to rethink its affordable housing strategy. Bill 78, which is making its way through the legislature, would allow the sale of government-owned housing and make way for public-private partnerships on housing projects.
  • Edmonton-based photojournalist Amber Bracken was released from jail Monday, along with filmmaker Michael Toledano, after the two were arrested on Nov. 19 while covering a blockade by members of the Wet'suwet'en Nation against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia. About 200 protesters blocked the High Level Bridge on Monday night in support of the pipeline protesters.