Newspaper article The Canadian Press

World Places Orders with Saskatchewan Florist to Help with Bus Crash Grief

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

World Places Orders with Saskatchewan Florist to Help with Bus Crash Grief

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Florist on the run to deliver flowers to grieving

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HUMBOLDT, Sask. - The only florist shop in a grieving Saskatchewan community says it's receiving orders from around the world to send flowers to anyone and everyone affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Ruth Brinkman, who works at Humboldt Florist, says staff have been busy taking orders since word first broke that a transport truck and the junior hockey team's bus had collided.

Brinkman says calls have been coming in from everywhere, including "lots from the U.S.A. and even from Australia."

The death toll has reached 16 and several other people are still in hospital.

Brinkman says the florist has received support and offers of help from flower shops across Saskatchewan.

She says Humboldt residents have brought in coffee and treats and offered their services as the business works around the clock to fill what it estimates to be hundreds of orders. …

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