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His final socks, her last necklace: Humboldt Broncos’ parents detail emotional connection to objects in court

February 2, 2019

A pair of socks, a necklace, a door frame, an urn filled with ashes — families of those hurt or killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash spoke in court this week about their powerful emotional connections to these and other objects. “The physical centres us,” Saskatoon psychologist and grief counsellor Dustin Reekie said in an […]

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‘I have taken the most valuable things of your life’: Driver in Humboldt Broncos bus crash tells hearing

January 31, 2019

The truck driver who pleaded guilty in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash told families and friends of the victims that he was sorry during the final day of a sentencing hearing in a Melfort, Sask., courtroom. Sixteen people were killed and 13 injured in April 2018 when the Humboldt Broncos team bus collided with a […]

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Humboldt Broncos parent meets with driver who caused son’s death

January 31, 2019

Scott Thomas has waited 10 months to meet the man who caused the death of his son, Evan. He got that chance Wednesday. “It was the most exhilarating, exhausting, emotional 15 minutes of my life,” Thomas said in an interview with CBC News. Semi truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty to 16 counts of […]

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Humboldt semi driver hears victim’s mother’s pain of walking down the aisle ‘escorting a casket’

January 30, 2019

The sentencing hearing for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has wrapped up for the day in a Saskatchewan court after the last of the impact statements were given by friends and families of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Sixteen people were killed and 13 injured in April 2018 when the Broncos team bus collided with a semi-trailer Sidhu was […]

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‘I forgive you’: Widow of Humboldt Broncos coach shows mercy to driver of deadly semi

January 29, 2019

The widow of beloved Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan was the first person to give a victim impact statement at the sentencing hearing for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu in Melfort, Sask., on Tuesday. “I forgive you,” said Christina Haugan in court. “The injustice and sadness is still there, but I’ve been forgiven for things I have […]

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Semi-trailer driver who caused Humboldt Broncos crash had 70 violations in 11 days

January 29, 2019

The semi driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos crash committed 70 violations of federal and provincial trucking regulations in the 11 days leading to the April 6, 2018 tragedy, according to a court document. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu should not have been on the road when he caused the death of 16 people and injuries to 13 […]

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‘I cry daily over all that was lost that night’: Families speak at Humboldt Broncos crash sentencing hearing

January 28, 2019

Families of the people killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash shared victim impact statements in a makeshift courtroom in Melfort, Sask., on Monday.  Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 30, pleaded guilty earlier this month to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the crash that left 16 dead […]

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Sentencing begins for semi driver who caused Humboldt Broncos crash

January 28, 2019

Twenty-nine families will get their chance this week to face the semi driver who caused the crash with the Humboldt Broncos bus that killed or injured their loved ones in Saskatchewan last April. They’ll be able to speak directly to Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, who drove the semi involved in the crash, during his sentencing hearing, which begins […]

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No injuries when train hauling grain derails in fiery crash north of Saskatoon

January 22, 2019

No one was injured after a train derailed and one locomotive caught fire just north of Saskatoon on Tuesday morning.  The train, which was hauling grain, was on a Canadian National Railway line near Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road. The Saskatoon Fire Department received the call around 9:26 a.m.and found a locomotive leaking diesel and on […]

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Train hauling grain derails in fiery crash north of Saskatoon

January 22, 2019

Fire crews are battling a blaze at the scene of a train derailment, just north of Saskatoon. The train, which was hauling grain, was on a Canadian National Railway line near Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road. The Saskatoon Fire Department received the call around 9:26 a.m. and an estimated 15 to 25 cars of 50 derailed, according […]

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