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Doug Johnson

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The High Level Bridge will be lit yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine; Edmonton police shot and killed a suspected armed robber and an innocent victim; council has approved $16.77M for affordable housing units.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi defends decision to meet with the police commission in private; St. Albert has voted against contributing additional funds to the regional air services opportunity fund; the provincial government will release its budget today.

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Council will explore using the Downtown CRL for affordable housing and public washrooms; the Edmonton International Airport is working to crack down on human trafficking; Edify's best new restaurants have been announced.

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The new Edmonton Metro Region Economic Recovery Working Group will support economic recovery and growth in the region; Edmonton post-secondary institutions are dropping vaccine mandates; the upcoming provincial budget will be presented on Thursday.

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The Edmonton Police Commission heard from citizens about how the trucker convoy protests have been handled; Coun. Tim Cartmell is calling for provincial support for Edmonton's bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup; the U of A and academic staff have entered mediation.

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The Edmonton Police Commission and Chief Dale McFee are defending their handling of the trucker convoy; Edmonton Public Schools is spending $6 million to install HEPA filters in classrooms; flu vaccination rates are low but case counts haven't picked up.

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The Edmonton Police Service has confirmed it owns an airplane; the urban planning committee has endorsed restoring the priority of the Metro Line LRT; Covenant Health has unveiled plans for a $250 million wellness community in Mill Woods.

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A council committee has endorsed the creation of an independent, community-led anti-racism group; the Omicron wave may not affect the local economy as much as previous waves; Edmonton police are warning about cryptocurrency investment scams.

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The city has been granted a temporary injunction against noise from protestors; council voted against pursuing a municipal vaccine passport program; some Edmontonians are hiring private companies to clear the windrows from their streets.

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