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Jack Little

Jack Little, 83, on Feb. 26. Little worked for CFRN-TV Edmonton (now CTV) for 27 years, initially in sales beginning in 1967, before spending a decade as station manager. After departing the station in 1994, Little went on to serve as Executive Director of the Edmonton Heritage Festival for 13 years. He retired from helming the event in 2015. His volunteer work extended to the Western Association of Broadcasters (WAB), United Way, Northern Alberta Better Business Bureau, and Edmonton Community Loan Fund, in addition to serving on the boards of the Edmonton Food Bank, Greater Edmonton Foundation Seniors Housing and Our House Addiction Recovery Centre. 

James Murray

James Murray, 59, on Feb. 24 of cancer. Remembered as an incredible storyteller, Murray began his reporting career with CBC News in 1997. Over the course of his 25 years with the public broadcaster, he worked with every major news program, including The World at Six, The National, World Report, CBC News Network, Morningside and Infotape. Holding roles from reporter to producer and host, he spent an extensive period of time covering the war in Afghanistan for CBC News. Murray retired in 2021 and moved to Nova Scotia to focus on his fight against cancer. Just months after retiring, he came back to work on a casual basis as a reporter and host from his at-home studio in Windsor, NS. A supportive and encouraging mentor to many colleagues, his work continues to be used in training courses for new journalists.

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