News/Canada/Saskatoon

Saskatchewan grass fire that got ‘really large really fast’ prompts state of emergency

April 23, 2019

The rural municipality and the town of Biggar, Sask., issued a state of emergency this morning after a large grass fire filled the area with smoke. On Monday afternoon, RCMP declared the fire out of control and were evacuating the area between Highways 4 and 51, as well as Tower and Duperow Roads. As of […]

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‘We’re back together’: Honouring his dying wishes, wife preserves husband’s tattoos

April 15, 2019

Chris Wenzel may not be here anymore, but the tattoos that covered his body are. Chris, who owned Electric Underground Tattoo in Saskatoon with his business partner and wife of over 20 years, Cheryl, died last year of heart failure. He was 41. His dying wish was to have his tattoos preserved. Chris’s chest featured […]

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Remembering 16 victims of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

April 6, 2019

An official memorial service is being held at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt one year after the fatal Broncos bus crash. Sixteen people died, and 13 others were injured, after a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan on April […]

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The 13 survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Where are they now?

April 4, 2019

Among the survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, some have managed to heal more quickly and have returned to the world of hockey. Others may never walk again. One thing they have in common: All 13 young men have made immense efforts to get where they are today, one year after the collision on April […]

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Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Read excerpts from victim impact statements submitted to court

March 22, 2019

The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus was sentenced to eight years in prison today. In January, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodilyharm. Loved ones of many of the 16 people killed and 13 injured in […]

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Truck driver who caused Humboldt Broncos crash to be sentenced today

March 22, 2019

The truck driver who caused the Humboldt Broncos bus crash a year ago will learn his fate this morning during a sentencing hearing in Melfort, Sask. Opinions among victims’ families remain mixed. Some are calling for forgiveness, while others want Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to spend as many years as possible in prison. “I’m sure the weight of […]

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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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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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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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