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· The Pulse
By Doug Johnson
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  • Edmonton's slick, icy streets pose a risk to people with mobility issues, reports Global News. Christian Zyp, who became a bilateral amputee after getting meningitis a few years ago, said too many parts of the city are still too icy. Crews are applying sand and salt to sidewalks near seniors centres and active pathways, the city said.
  • City council is no longer planning on building a new compost facility at its waste management centre. Instead, it is opting to pay $5.8 million a year for the waste to be processed through three local private companies. The new facility was expected to be built by 2025 — as a replacement for the old compost facility which shut down in 2019 — to help the city divert more waste from reaching the landfill.
  • The 100th annual Izena Ross Summit was held at the Stanley A. Milner Library on Sunday. The event — which gets its name from Ross, the first woman to be a city councillor in Edmonton — celebrates female leadership in the city and highlights the need for more representation.
  • The Tawatinâ pedestrian bridge — which connects the Cloverdale and Riverdale communities — officially opened on Sunday. The 260-metre long shared-use pathway is covered in Indigenous artwork designed by Métis artist David Garneau.
  • A livable wage for a family of three in Edmonton is $18.10 per hour, according to the Edmonton Living Wage 2021 Update. For a single person, this amount is $21.26 per hour.
  • The Edmonton Police Service said that there have been no reports of fraudulent vaccine records since the start of Alberta's vaccine mandate. Creating or using a fake vaccine record carries fines of up to $100,000 for a first-time offence, and the act may also be subject to prosecution.
  • An Edmonton woman was given just a matter of months to live after her cancer surgery was cancelled. At least 15,000 surgeries have been cancelled after the province saw a fourth wave of the pandemic.