Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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The death toll from Friday's hockey bus crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan has risen to 16.

The athletic therapist for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, 24-year-old Dayna Brons, died of her injuries Wednesday afternoon in a Saskatoon hospital.

Her family says she was very proud to be part of the Broncos team and will be remembered for her smile and love of sports.

Today, the first of 16 funerals will be held with a memorial ceremony for 29-year-old Tyler Bieber at the Broncos' home arena.

Bieber was a radio broadcaster in his first year as a play-by-play announcer for the Humboldt Broncos.

He also coached high-school football and basketball. (1)



Financial support is still pouring in online for the families of the 16 dead and the 13 injured survivors of Friday's horrific bus crash in rural Saskatchewan.

A "GoFundMe" campaign has now surpassed 9.2-million dollars -- a Canadian record and among the five most successful campaigns ever on the crowdfunding platform -- thanks to more than 110-thousand donors in 65 countries.

A GoFundMe official says distribution of the funds will take some time, possibly several months.

But Rachel Hollis adds there are safeguards in place to ensure the money goes to the right place.(1)



In announcing they've laid a seventh murder charge in the case, police in Toronto have also said the already sprawling investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is reaching back more than 40 years into the past.

The 66-year-old landscaper now faces seven counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of seven men with ties to Toronto's L-G-B-T-Q community, who all disappeared from the gay village between 2010 and last year.

McArthur is now charged with killing 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi who vanished from the neighbourhood in late 2010. …

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