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Westerner Park names new CEO

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We are excited to welcome our new CEO, Mike Olesen, to the Westerner Park family!

Westerner Park would like to acknowledge current CEO Bradley Williams for stepping out of retirement last year to lead our organization in a time of transition. With Bradley now stepping back into retirement, current COO Mike OIesen will be leading our Westerners as CEO as of mid-November.

We are looking forward to having Mike help grow our business, our people and our partnerships in the years to come.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Rogers, Shaw, Quebecor sign definitive agreement on planned sale of Freedom Mobile

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TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have signed a definitive agreement with Quebecor Inc. that will see the Montreal-based telecom company acquire wireless carrier Freedom Mobile Inc.

Rogers will sell Shaw-owned Freedom to Videotron Ltd., which is owned by Quebecor, for $2.85 billion in a deal it hopes will appease the concerns of federal regulators about its proposed takeover of Shaw.

The parties say the agreement is consistent with the terms agreed upon on June 17 when the deal was first announced, and is subject to regulatory approvals and the closing of the merger of Rogers and Shaw.

Quebecor will buy all of Freedom’s branded wireless and internet customers as well as all of Freedom’s infrastructure, spectrum and retail locations in a move that would expand Quebecor’s wireless operations nationally.

The parties say the combination of Freedom and Videotron will create a strong fourth national carrier and address the concerns raised by the Commissioner of Competition and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry regarding the Rogers-Shaw transaction.

The definitive agreement comes as Rogers continues to deal with the fallout from the July 8 service outage that impacted millions of Canadians for days.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2022.

Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:SJR.B, TSX:QBR.B)

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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Unifor elects Lana Payne as president

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TORONTO — Canada’s largest private-sector union, Unifor, has elected Lana Payne as its new national president after former president Jerry Dias stepped down earlier this year.

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