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By Mack Male
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  • A report going to city council's executive committee on April 13 suggests the High Level Bridge will require extensive rehabilitation — at a cost of between $135 million and $270 million — in order to extend its life for another 25 years. "It's not necessarily urgent repairs as much as we want to be proactive and do the repairs and the rehabilitation work before it becomes an issue," Pascale Ladouceur, branch manager of infrastructure and design with the City of Edmonton's integrated services department, told Global News.
  • The city removed 77 mature trees near the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Friday as part of a neighbourhood renewal project underway in Pleasantview. Spokesperson Tannis Nygren told CTV News there was no way to save the trees. "Construction of new sidewalks and separated bike lanes along 106 Street in Pleasantview will contribute to a continuous separated walking and biking corridor from 51 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive, ultimately leading to Edmonton's River Valley," she said.
  • Edmonton Fire Rescue Services responded on Saturday to help 26 people trapped on the Havoc ride at Galaxyland at West Edmonton Mall. There were no injuries, CBC News reports. When it opened in April 2018, the ride was described as the first of its kind in North America and just the third in the world.
  • With a goal and an assist in last night's game, Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has reached 50 goals and 101 points on the season. He trails only Auston Matthews (51) in goals and Connor McDavid (105) in points.
  • Dozens of people gathered at the Alberta Legislature on Saturday for a "Ditch the Draft Curriculum" protest, calling for the provincial government to reconsider implementing its new elementary school curriculum. Katherine Stavropoulos, press secretary for Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, told CBC News the government stands by its "transparent and open" year-long curriculum review process.
  • During his weekly radio show on Saturday, Premier Jason Kenney called the federal government's latest plan to reduce emissions "nuts" and pledged to fight it "with everything we've got," reports CTV News. Kenney said he thought the plan would be "catastrophic" for the Canadian economy. The federal plan, released on March 29, aims to slash Canada's emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030 and will see the carbon price rise from $50 per tonne of emissions to $170 per tonne by 2030.