Truck Driver in Fatal Humboldt Broncos Crash Gets 8-Year Sentence

Truck Driver in Fatal Humboldt Broncos Crash Gets 8-Year Sentence

By Bill Graveland and Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu arrives for his sentencing hearing in Melfort, Sask., Friday, March, 22, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis)

MELFORT, Sask. — A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary had pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving. He stood quietly and looked ahead at the judge as he was sentenced Friday.

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Woman Escapes from Man After Abduction in Portage la Prairie

Woman Escapes from Man After Abduction in Portage la Prairie

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A 29-year-old woman was able to escape from a man who allegedly abducted her and safely contact RCMP in Portage la Prairie last week.

Police say the woman was walking along Crescent Avenue West on March 15 when a vehicle pulled up next to her. A man, appearing to be in his 50s, asked for directions and then forced her into the front passenger seat.

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Wilson-Raybould to Reveal More Details, Documents on SNC-Lavalin Affair

Wilson-Raybould to Reveal More Details, Documents on SNC-Lavalin Affair

By The Canadian Press

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Jody Wilson-Raybould appears at the House of Commons Justice Committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Wilson-Raybould plans to reveal more – in writing – about her accusation that she faced improper pressure to prevent the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Jody Wilson-Raybould plans to reveal more — in writing — about her accusation that she faced improper pressure to prevent the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

The former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee to advise that she intends to make a written submission, as well as provide “copies of text messages and emails” that she referenced when she told her story in person last month.

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Polo Park Employee Sent to Hospital After Attempted Robbery

Polo Park Employee Sent to Hospital After Attempted Robbery

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An employee at Polo Park Shopping Centre was injured in an attempted robbery Thursday night when a suspect tried to run away with stolen clothing.

Police say the shoplifter tried to run out of Foot Locker, but was confronted by several employees. He attempted to flee, slashing one employee with a knife as he tried to escape.

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‘I Fought to Live:’ Manitoba Mountie Shot in Head Faces Shooter in Court

‘I Fought to Live:’ Manitoba Mountie Shot in Head Faces Shooter in Court

By The Canadian Press

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The RCMP emergency response unit arrests an alleged suspect in Neepawa, Man., on Thursday, August 30, 2018, following the shooting of a RCMP officer in Onanole, Man. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

MINNEDOSA, Man. — RCMP Cpl. Graeme Kingdon got a chance Thursday to face the man who shot him during a series of break-and-enters last summer in western Manitoba, and called for the maximum sentence under the law for attempted murder.

“The offender shot me in the back of the head,” Kingdon told the sentencing hearing of Therae Racette-Beaulieu while reading his victim impact statement.

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