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Big Rock Brewery chief financial officer resigning effective Feb. 11

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CALGARY — Big Rock Brewery Inc. says its chief financial officer is resigning, effective Feb. 11.

The Calgary-based brewer says Don Sewell is stepping down from his position to take a new job in a different industry.

Big Rock CEO Wayne Arsenault thanked Sewell for his contributions to the business.

Bill Hahn, Big Rock’s director of finance, will take over as interim CFO. 

The company says it will begin a search for a permanent CFO to help support and accelerate its growth plans.

Big Rock has brewing operations in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2022.

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Transportation Safety Board investigating helicopter crash in central Alberta

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CAMROSE, Alta. — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it is investigating a helicopter crash in central Alberta on the weekend.

The government agency says a Bell 206B helicopter crashed near Camrose on Sunday.

It says a pilot and three passengers were on board. 

RCMP say officers from the Killam-Forestburg detachment, as well as paramedics and firefights, were called to the crash.

Mounties say three of the four people on board were taken by ground ambulance to area hospitals.

A fourth occupant was airlifted to an Edmonton hospital.

Neither the RCMP nor the TSB would describe the severity of the injuries, and did not identify the people who were on the helicopter. 

The Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information and “assessing this occurrence.”

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Running back James Wilder Jr. signs one-year extension with Edmonton Elks

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks signed running back James Wilder Jr. to a one-year contract extension on Monday.

Wilder, who was scheduled to hit the free-agent market next month, racked up 996 total yards and three touchdowns in 2021.

The Florida State product finished third in CFL rushing yards (770) last season and was named the Elks’ most outstanding player.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2022.

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