Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Third NewsWatch-

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(Humboldt-Crash-Court)

The semi-truck driver involved in April's fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team's bus is scheduled to be in provincial court in Melfort, Saskatchewan today.

Jaskirat Sidhu of Calgary is charged with dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily injury stemming from the crash at a rural Saskatchewan intersection as the team was heading to a playoff game in Nipawin on April 6th.

The crash north of Tisdale claimed the lives of 16 players and team staff, and left all 13 others aboard the bus injured -- two of whom were paralyzed and two received serious brain injuries.(3)

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(Ont-Construction-Fine)

An Ottawa roofing company has been fined 80-thousand dollars after two of its employees caught fire during a job in July 2017.

Ontario's Ministry of Labour says Ottawa Permanent Roofing was hired to install a new roof on a home and second-storey balcony, but an adhesive used in installing the balcony membrane caught fire, sending flames spreading to two employees.

One received serious burns to the arms, legs and torso.

The ministry says the company was fined for occupational health and safety violations, noting there was no fire extinguisher on the balcony, there were no written emergency instructions and workers didn't have "adequate means" of getting off the balcony in an emergency. (3)

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(Sask-Oil-Rally)

A rally in support of Canada's energy sector is planned at the Saskatchewan legislature today.

The event in Regina is being organized by Canada Action and Rally-4-Resources, with spokesman Cody Battershill saying the protest is strictly about advocating for the country's resource sectors and for pipelines to get those resources to market. (3)

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(US-Government-Shutdown)

U-S President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation tonight that a "crisis" at the U-S-Mexico border requires the wall he's demanding before he will end the partial government shutdown that is now into its 18th day. …

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