Monday, September 26, 2022
ADVT 
National

Speed a factor in crash that killed hockey players

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 27 Aug, 2021 04:22 PM
  • Speed a factor in crash that killed hockey players

Mounties say their initial investigation shows speed was a factor in a crash that killed three teenage hockey players in Surrey, B.C.

In a news release, police say investigators have found that the car was travelling at a speed "significantly greater" than the posted limit.

Emergency services personnel were called out early Saturday after a car hit a tree.

Officials have said all three of the car's occupants died at the scene.

The NHL and hockey teams, including the Humboldt Broncos, offered their condolences to the families of the three junior players.

The league identified the players in a social media post as Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson.

The Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League said Reimer, who was 16, was one of several young breakout players on the team's roster during their 2020-21 Central Division Championship season.

The Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League confirmed that Sharma, who was also 16, died in the crash.

The Delta Hockey Academy, which offers programs in Metro Vancouver that combine hockey and school, said in a statement that three student-athletes with the academy had died.

 

MORE National ARTICLES

'We need your support,' pleads female Afghan activist once helped by Canada

'We need your support,' pleads female Afghan activist once helped by Canada

Canadian taxpayer dollars have funded various projects that she has worked on that were designed to raise the rights of women and girls over the last 20 years.

'We need your support,' pleads female Afghan activist once helped by Canada

More wildfires in B.C. classified as held

More wildfires in B.C. classified as held

Emergency Management BC says most of the blazes are in the Kamloops, southeast and Prince George fire centres. It says there are about 35 evacuation orders in place as well as 83 evacuation alerts, which means people should be ready to leave at short notice.

More wildfires in B.C. classified as held

867 COVID19 cases for Friday

867 COVID19 cases for Friday

Three more people have died, while 159 people are in hospital and 84 of those are in intensive care. There are 5,657 active cases in the province and nearly 39 per cent of those are in the Interior Health region, where tougher restrictions were put in place this month.

867 COVID19 cases for Friday

B.C. provides $12.9 million for fairs, festivals

B.C. provides $12.9 million for fairs, festivals

Melanie Mark, the minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport, says events will be eligible to claim up to $250,000 with applications open until Oct. 1. The money can go toward operational costs, health and safety measures, venue rental, marketing, wages and promotion.

B.C. provides $12.9 million for fairs, festivals

Sex charges for man who allegedly assaulted a 12 year old girl in Granville Island Market: VPD

Sex charges for man who allegedly assaulted a 12 year old girl in Granville Island Market: VPD

The BC Prosecution Service has approved charges of sexual assault and sexual interference against Sangris, related to an incident on August 13. VPD is continuing to investigate the possibility of any connections between that incident and other unsolved gropings in the area.

Sex charges for man who allegedly assaulted a 12 year old girl in Granville Island Market: VPD

Federal government posts $12.7B deficit for June

Federal government posts $12.7B deficit for June

Program spending, excluding net actuarial losses, totalled $39.1 billion in June, down from $51.3 billion a year earlier. Revenue increased to $29.6 billion for the month, up from $19.9 billion in June last year.

Federal government posts $12.7B deficit for June

PrevNext