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In the news today, March 21
Four stories in the news for Thursday, March 21 ——— BRONCOS FAMILIES AWAIT SENTENCING FOR TRUCK DRIVER Family members forever changed by the Humboldt Broncos hockey bus crash are speaking out before Friday's sentencing of the truck driver ...
Excerpts from the Humboldt Broncos victim impact statements submitted to court
MELFORT, Sask. — The driver of a transport truck involved in a deadly crash with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus will be sentenced Friday. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing ...
'It has to send a message:' Broncos families await sentencing for truck driver
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 ...
Legault government has long list of promises to fulfil with first budget today
QUEBEC — After five months in power, Francois Legault's Coalition Avenir Quebec government will lay out its true priorities today as it tables its first budget. Legault has raised expectations with expensive promises since his party won the Oct. ...
Scientists fear communications chill in polarized media landscape
VANCOUVER — A marine mammal scientist in Vancouver says he thinks his work has been misrepresented online and he's worried it's part of a trend that has him and his colleagues questioning whether they should talk to media at all ...
Atlantic Accord deadline 10 days away
Premier Dwight Ball says the March 31 deadline for Atlantic Accord negotiations still stands, but left the door open just a crack for an extension. Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie asked Ball in question period Wednesday whether the negotiations had ...
Nalcor knew workers used toilet brushes to scrub rocks at Muskrat Falls worksite
At the Muskrat Falls Inquiry on Friday, March 15, a four-man panel of workers spoke about their experiences on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, and one of them — quality assurance professional and former Astaldi employee Ed Knox — ...
St. John's pool change room repulsive: parent
For years, Greg Tobin has routinely taken his children to the Aquarena swimming pool in St. John’s for family outings. But he’s refusing to step foot in there anymore after experiencing what he described as appalling conditions in one ...
‘We have no choice’: Labrador woman forced to auction Christmas gifts to pay travel expenses for daughter's dental work
Sharon McLean was left scrambling to fundraise after her request for medical travel assistance from the provincial MTAP program was denied. Given the fact that her seven-year-old daughter, Raven, needed to travel from their home in North West ...
Government funding approved for shoreline reconstruction along North Side Road in Holyrood
Holyrood council hopes some upcoming infrastructure upgrades along North Side Road will address the concerns of residents. Through cost-shared Multi-Year Capital Works funding with the provincial government, armour stone reconstruction work will ...