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Winnipeg Man Killed After Touching Live Hydro Wire Following Crash

Winnipeg Man Killed After Touching Live Hydro Wire Following Crash

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

A 47-year-old Winnipeg man was killed Sunday evening when he exited his car that had just crashed and came into contact with a live hydro wire.

The single-vehicle accident happened at around 8:40 p.m. on Roblin Boulevard across from Beaudry Park in the RM of Cartier.

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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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‘It Has to Send a Message:’ Broncos Families Await Sentencing for Truck Driver

‘It Has to Send a Message:’ Broncos Families Await Sentencing for Truck Driver

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the driver of the truck that collided with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team arrives with his lawyers Mark Brayford, left, and Glen Luther, right, for closing arguments at his sentencing hearing Thursday, January 31, 2019 in Melfort, Sask. Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Kevin Matechuk says he will never, never forgive the semi driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Matechuk’s 19-year-old son Layne of Colonsay, Sask., is still coping with a brain injury he suffered in the collision last April. The young man’s recovery is expected to be a long one.

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TSB Reduces Tally of Oil Spilled by CN Freight Train in Rural Manitoba

TSB Reduces Tally of Oil Spilled by CN Freight Train in Rural Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

St-Lazare CN Derailment
Derailed rail cars near St-Lazare, Man. are shown in a handout photo from the Transportation Safety Board. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Transportation Safety Board)

WINNIPEG — Investigators have reduced their tally of how much oil spilled when a Canadian National freight train derailed last month on a western Manitoba ranch.

Earlier this month, the Transportation Safety Board said at least one million litres of petroleum crude was released Feb. 16 when 37 tanker cars went off the tracks near the small community of St. Lazare.

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