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Committee ready for regular meetings on permanent Humboldt Broncos memorial

Dec 13 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — The president of the Humboldt Broncos says a committee is ready to discuss a permanent memorial site for those who died when the junior hockey team's bus crashed in April. Jamie Brockman says those discussions can begin now that a safety review is complete of the rural intersection where the crash happened. Sixteen people died and 13 others were injured when the Broncos's team bus […]

Firm says trees obstructing vision at Humboldt Broncos crash intersection

Dec 12 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — A consulting firm says sight lines are a safety concern at the rural intersection where the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash happened.  A 70-page safety review done for the Saskatchewan government and released Wednesday said a stand of trees, mostly on private property, obstructs the view of drivers approaching from the south and east — the same directions the bus and semi-trailer were coming from when they collided. Negotiating with […]

Firm says trees obstructing vision at Humboldt Broncos crash intersection

Dec 12 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — A consulting firm says sight lines are a safety concern at the rural intersection where the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash happened.  A 70-page safety review done for the Saskatchewan government and released Wednesday said a stand of trees, mostly on private property, obstructs the view of drivers approaching from the south and east — the same directions the bus and semi-trailer were coming from when they collided. Negotiating with […]

Law that allows domestic violence records to be released ‘patchy’ in the U.K.

Dec 11 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — Hollie Gazzard was 20 years old when she was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend at the hair salon where she worked in Gloucester, England. Court heard her killer, Asher Maslin, had a history of domestic violence and stabbed the young woman fourteen times in front of horrified onlookers after she broke up with him. Five years later, Gazzard's father wonders if he may have […]

Law that allows domestic violence records to be released ‘patchy’ in the U.K.

Dec 11 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — Hollie Gazzard was 20 years old when she was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend at the hair salon where she worked in Gloucester, England. Court heard her killer, Asher Maslin, had a history of domestic violence and stabbed the young woman fourteen times in front of horrified onlookers after she broke up with him. Five years later, Gazzard's father wonders if he may have […]

Saskatchewan court allows all applicants to intervene in carbon tax case

Dec 10 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal is allowing all applicants to intervene in an upcoming case between the province and Ottawa over a federally imposed carbon tax. The federal government, arguing the party's interest in the case is political and speculative, had opposed a request by Alberta's United Conservative Party to be an intervener on the side of Saskatchewan. The court ruled […]

Saskatchewan court allows all applicants to intervene in carbon tax case

Dec 10 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal is allowing all applicants to intervene in an upcoming case between the province and Ottawa over a federally imposed carbon tax. The federal government, arguing the party's interest in the case is political and speculative, had opposed a request by Alberta's United Conservative Party to be an intervener on the side of Saskatchewan. The court ruled […]

Saskatchewan approves ride-hailing rules, municipalities to determine operations

Dec 6 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — Saskatchewan has approved ride-hailing regulations but it could be a while before companies and drivers hit the road in the province's two biggest cities. Rules are to take effect on Dec. 14 but the minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance said he doubts services such as Uber or Lyft will be available then. Joe Hargrave said cities still […]

Ottawa opposes United Conservatives as interveners in Sask. carbon tax case

Dec 6 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The federal government is opposing a pitch by Alberta's United Conservative Party for intervener status in an upcoming court case in Saskatchewan over the national carbon tax. Documents filed by Ottawa in Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal on Wednesday say the party's interest in the case is political and speculative. "It is disappointing to see Conservative politicians […]

Ottawa opposes United Conservatives as interveners in Sask. carbon tax case

Dec 6 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The federal government is opposing a pitch by Alberta's United Conservative Party for intervener status in an upcoming court case in Saskatchewan over the national carbon tax. Documents filed by Ottawa in Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal on Wednesday say the party's interest in the case is political and speculative. "It is disappointing to see Conservative politicians […]

Saskatchewan introduces mandatory semi-truck driver training after Broncos crash

Dec 3 2018 — Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press — REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is introducing mandatory training for semi-truck drivers almost eight months after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Starting in March, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours of training. Joe Hargrave, minister for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, said the crash — that killed 16 people and […]