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Calgary driver faces 29 charges in Humboldt crash

July 9, 2018 by elizabeth

REGINA, Sask. – Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver who collided with the Humboldt Broncos bus on April 6, was arrested this morning and faces 29 charges.

The 29-year-old male from Calgary who worked for Adesh Deol Trucking was charged with 16 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily injury.

Sidhu was arrested at his Calgary residence without incident and will make his first appearance in Saskatchewan court next week.

The investigation took approximately three months and included a reenactment of the collision, over 60 interviews, more than 6,000 photos of the crash scene, and an analysis the driver’s log book.

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Honoring Humboldt: We must learn the lessons that emerge

April 13, 2018 by John Smith

The only thing we really know about the collision at the intersection of Saskatchewan highways 35 and 335 is the extent of the tragedy. Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos family, all too young, were lost in early April when a bus and truck collided. Thirteen more were injured. The scars, both physical and emotional, remain.

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Sask. crash sees suspended licence for trucking company

April 10, 2018 by elizabeth

CALGARY, Alta. – The small trucking company whose driver was involved in the Humboldt bus crash has had its licence to operate temporarily suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. According to a Global News report, Alberta Transport Minister Brian Mason […]

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RCMP seek truck shooting witnesses

March 30, 2017 by John Smith

CHILLIWACK, BC – One man is charged with attempted murder after shots were fired at vehicles on BC highways 16, 37 and 97 over a 14-hour period that began Friday, March 24 at 8:30 pm — and police are looking for further witnesses.

Shots were reported in communities including Houston, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Clucuz Lake, Prince George, Quesnel and 100 Mile House. While there were no injuries during that initial shooting spree, bullets did hit radiators and windows.

Most of the shootings involved commercial vehicles, although one passenger vehicle was hit as well, RCMP Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau told Today’s Trucking. There have been 22 reports of shot trucks overall.

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BC truck driver saved by Mounties during medical crisis

July 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

SURREY, BC – A British Columbia truck driver experiencing a late-night medical emergency behind the wheel was saved by RCMP officers Monday in Surrey.

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Truckers asked to play safety role during summer summits

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — As Canada prepares to host two major global events this summer, the RCMP are hoping the trucking industry can help ensure everything goes smoothly.

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Alberta RCMP looking for trucker to close case

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VALLEYVIEW, Alta. — The Valleyview RCMP are looking for help trying to find a trucker who may have been part of a collision back in November 2009.