Aurora Cannabis has announced a major shakeup at the top.

CEO Terry Booth announced he is retiring and the board at the company has appointed Michael Singer as Interim CEO.

The company also announced major operational changes in the press release.

Those are to include eliminating close to 500 full-time equivalent staff across the company, and reducing capital expenditures.

There was nothing said about the Aurora Sun project in Medicine Hat.

Aurora has been sent a request for comment but has not yet responded