Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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Four Humboldt Broncos from the Edmonton area will be honoured in a memorial today at Rogers Place -- home ice for the Edmonton Oilers.

Jaxon Joseph, Parker Tobin, Logan Hunter and Stephen Wack were among 16 people who died after a transport truck and the Saskatchewan team's bus collided on April 6th.

Joseph's father, Chris Joseph, was a defenceman with several N-H-L teams, including the Oilers.

Ten funerals have already been held for crash victims in communities across Saskatchewan and Alberta. (The Canadian Press)



A GoFundMe page that was started after the fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos will stay open until tomorrow night.

Broncos president Kevin Garinger says the team is forming an advisory committee to recommend how the funds get handed out.

So far, the fund it's raised over 12-million dollars.

Starting Thursday, the team will continue to accept donations to another new organization, the Humboldt Strong Community Foundation. (The Canadian Press)



An Edmonton lawyer has been suspended by his firm after 16-year-old girl was struck and killed at a crosswalk on Sunday night.

Shane Stevenson, who is 47, is charged impaired driving causing death, driving over the legal limit causing death and hit and run causing death.

Dentons Canada LLP says in a statement that Stevenson is a Dentons Canada partner in the Edmonton office.

It says he has been suspended from the firm pending further investigation. (The Canadian Press)



M-Ps in the House of Commons took part in an emergency debate on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion last night.

The debate was put forward by Conservative natural resources critic Shannon Stubbs, who says the pipeline from Alberta to B-C is crucial now more than ever since the Liberals killed the Northern Gateway pipeline and Energy East. …

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