Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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After three days of delivering heart-wrenching victim impact statements, grieving families of those killed or injured in the Humboldt Broncos' bus crash are looking forward to seeing the end of the sentencing hearing for the Calgary truck driver blamed in the tragedy.

Former N-H-L player Chris Joseph and his wife, Andrea, who lost their son Jaxon in the crash, visited a memorial at the crash site north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan yesterday.

He said the last few days have been extremely tough, and the visit made him feel like he was closer to the 16 people lost in the high-speed crash.

There were 90 victim impact statements read at the hearing.

Final sentencing arguments are scheduled for today.(2)



R-C-M-P are asking residents of a neighbourhood in Surrey, B-C to lock their doors and turn on their outdoor lights as officers search for a suspect in the shooting of a transit officer.

A transit police spokesman identified the officer shot and wounded yesterday afternoon as 27-year-old Constable Josh Harms, who has been with the transit police for three years.

Harms was shot at Surrey's Scott Road Skytrain station.(2)



Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion says she's turning down an appointment as a special adviser to Ontario's seven-month-old Progressive Conservative government because she's too busy.

But the former politician who is two weeks shy of her 98th birthday says if Premier Doug Ford ever needs her advice, she's just a phone call away.

McCallion, who served as mayor of the city west of Toronto from 1978 to 2014, says her busy schedule can't accommodate the time required to accept the appointment.

The government announced earlier this month that McCallion would be Ford's special adviser on municipal issues, but the appointment was thrown into question days later when McCallion told the Globe and Mail she hadn't formally accepted the gig or its 150-thousand-dollar salary. …

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