A Saskatchewan city says it has a plan to permanently commemorate the deadly Broncos bus crash.
The announcement by the City of Humboldt comes on the eve of the third anniversary of the crash, which claimed the lives of 16 people and injured 13 others.
The plan includes a $25-million tribute centre, which is to have a gallery honouring the victims as well as an arena and a fitness and physiotherapy area.
The city says money for the project has to be raised and it will be at least a couple of years before construction gets underway.
A second committee is looking at a roadside memorial at the crash site, where a semi truck went through a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team's bus.
The city says there are some obstacles to having a memorial at the rural intersection, including power lines and road access.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 marks the 3rd Anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. Please join us on the COH Facebook page on April 6th at 4:30 pm for a virtual tribute service as we honor and pay tribute to the 2017-18 Humboldt Broncos.— City of Humboldt (@CityofHumboldt_) April 1, 2021
Humboldt's deputy mayor calls the tribute centre another step in the healing process for everyone.