Former Humboldt Broncos board members say a fund set up in the days after the fatal bus crash was an attempt by the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League president to go behind their backs and capitalize on the tragedy.
They say they’re talking about this now because they didn’t have the energy to do it at the time, as they were dealing with the fallout.
The H3 coroner is going to try harder, and other legislation borne from the hoax.
Saskatchewan’s chief coroner says a public mix-up in identifying two hockey players involved in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash means, in the future, his office will be more careful in releasing names.
This is amusing, if not likely fake. If true, then the real fraudsters apparently don’t tolerate competition. If false, then this story is again used to google search block anyone wondering if the Humboldt Hockey Hoax GoFu**Me constitutes fraud.
I sincerely doubt there is any regulator body anywhere, if not the police, trying to figure out which GoFu**Me campaigns are legit. When you donate your money to any cause, there are no warranties or refunds. When you give to the beggar at the end of the hiway off ramp, is anyone checking that he doesn’t get into his Mercedes at the end of the day?
RCMP in Saskatchewan say a man has been charged after two fake fundraising efforts for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team were discovered. Police say a joint investigation last month with the province’s Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority uncovered an alleged investor fraud running under the name Aero Capital Inc.
I get many truck crash videos via the forwarding frenzy that is Whatsapp (owned by facebook, and clamping down on forwarding). Most are in Punjabi, since most truckers in Canada are from that part of the world.
I offer these mainly to show what a real truck wreckage scene looks like, unlike the Humboldt Hockey Hoax footage.
Punjabi’s are great users of technology, and always have the smartphone video rolling.
Hoax events never have real smartphone footage.
This video features a cab detached from the chassis, with the driver still in it.
Transport Canada says it will soon require all newly built highway buses to have seatbelts.
The federal department said Wednesday it will make seatbelts mandatory on medium and large highway buses starting Sept. 1, 2020.
Mandatory seatbelt use on buses has been in the spotlight since April 6 when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a semi-truck in rural Saskatchewan. Sixteen people were killed and 13 others were injured.
A lawsuit filed by the parents of one of the players this week asked for a court order requiring all buses carrying sports teams in Saskatchewan to be equipped with seatbelts.
We can only hope all parents are this civic minded when their children die.
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I’m not against the new rules, just against how they get pushed to the front. Are all laws born from noble lies?
Mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) is coming to the trucking industry in Alberta, with an expected implementation date in January 2019.
Alberta’s minister of transportation, Brian Mason, made the announcement today at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office in Calgary, saying in the wake of the tragedy involving a tractor-trailer and the Humboldt Broncos team bus, the need to address driver training was moved to the front burner.