Headlines: Sept. 21, 2022

· The Pulse
  • Two new cars, a used car, and a customer's car fell into a sinkhole in the parking lot of Infiniti South Edmonton. Dale Jackson, a veteran tower from Cliffs Towing, used a special 50-tonne rotator to recover the vehicles.
  • The kīsikāw pīsim solar farm in the river valley in southwest Edmonton began generating power on Sept. 20. The controversial development's 30,350 solar panels, which cover 51 acres, will provide up to half of the energy to EPCOR's E. L. Smith Water Treatment Plant. Energy not used can also be stored in batteries for later. EPCOR's president Stuart Lee said the project will pay for itself by the end of its 25- to 30-year lifespan.
  • Georgina Eccleston, one of Edmonton's first female bus drivers, was honoured at a ceremony over the weekend run by the Amalgamated Transit Union. "Some days it was really tough being out there in a man's world," said Eccleston, reflecting on a career that started in the mid-1970s and continued until her retirement two years ago. Edmonton's first female bus driver, Kathleen Andrews, has an ETS garage named in her honour.
  • Robertson College has relocated its Edmonton campus to ATB Place. The new space will have 14,000 square feet of learning and working space, including a new healthcare-aide lab and classroom space for students training to be pharmacy assistants and technicians.
  • The Edmonton Oilers are bringing back the "Spawn" jerseys, first worn in 2001-02 and again in 2006-07. This season's version will have more orange to match the team's new brand.
  • Lee Fogolin and Ryan Smyth will be inducted into the Oilers Hall of Fame on Nov. 3. They will enter alongside the inaugural 2022 class, which consists of all those who have already been honoured with a banner hanging from the rafters of Rogers Place.
  • A judge has certified a $16-million class action seeking damages for those who bought or consumed contaminated pork that led to a deadly E. coli outbreak four years ago. The lawsuit alleges that The Meat Shop at Pine Haven, which is run by the Pine Haven Hutterite colony near Wetaskiwin, failed to prevent and contain the outbreak in the spring of 2018. One person died and 42 got sick; about half of them had eaten at a now-defunct restaurant called Mama Nita's in southeast Edmonton. None of the allegations have been proven in court.