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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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Indigenous Baby Dies in Care of Manitoba Foster Family: Mother

Indigenous Baby Dies in Care of Manitoba Foster Family: Mother

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Sagkeeng councillor Marilyn Courchene is shown at Sagkeeng Mino Pimatiziwin Family Treatment Centre on the Sagkeeng First Nation, Man., holding a special report on the death of fifteen-year-old Tina Fontaine Tuesday, March 12, 2019. A Manitoba family says the death of their four-month old daughter while in the custody of foster parents shows a system set up to fail Indigenous families. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba mother says the death of her four-month old while in the custody of foster parents shows a system set up to fail Indigenous families.

The First Nations woman says she learned Monday that her daughter recently died but doesn’t know when it happened and hasn’t seen the child’s body.

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New Zealand Shootings Will Prompt Careful Gun Review in Canada, Goodale Predicts

New Zealand Shootings Will Prompt Careful Gun Review in Canada, Goodale Predicts

By The Canadian Press

Ralph Goodale
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale arrives to appear as witnesses at a House of Commons standing committee in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — The federal public-safety minister suggests the deadly mass shooting in New Zealand will spur parliamentarians to take a careful look at Canada’s gun laws.

Ralph Goodale says the killing of 50 people in Christchurch has sparked a global sense of concern that will prompt Canadian politicians to make some timely decisions.

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