Tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash chosen as Canadian Press’ news story of the year

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A deadly bus crash that united a hockey-mad country in grief and spurred people to leave sticks on porches from coast to coast has been selected as Canada’s News Story of the Year.

annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in rural Saskatchewan as the most compelling story of 2018.

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The legalization of recreational cannabis in October came a close second with 51 votes.

“Although cannabis is landmark legislation, legalization arrived mostly with a shrug,” wrote Murray Wood, provincial news director with Saskatchewan radio stations CJME and CKOM.

“No story affected Canadians in 2018 more than the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.”

The junior hockey team was on its way to a playoff game when its bus and a semi-truck collided at a crossroads on April 6. Sixteen people were killed. Another 13 were injured.

The crash made headlines around the world and struck a chord with hockey-loving Canadians, many of whom saw themselves and their children in the young players and their grieving families.

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Aerial video shows destruction at scene of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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Aerial video shows destruction at scene of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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Humboldt Broncos vigil: Team pastor delivers tearful and powerful address

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“We are heartbroken and completely devastated:” Humboldt Broncos president on tragic crash

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Humboldt Broncos vigil: Tears, hugs with conclusion of service

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Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki describes harrowing scene moments after crash

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‘A gentle-hearted soul’: Father of Humboldt Broncos’ Evan Thomas talks about son

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Truck in Humboldt Broncos crash towed to Saskatoon

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‘This whole thing has devastated a whole community’: Logan Boulet’s mother

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‘Put your sticks out’ campaign catching on as tribute to Humboldt Broncos

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Remembering Adam Herold: the youngest Humboldt Bronco

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RCMP lay cross at intersection of Humboldt Broncos fatal bus crash

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Humboldt Broncos coach ‘an incredible coach, husband, father’, says president

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Western NHL teams pay tribute to Humboldt Broncos during pre-game ceremonies

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Edmonton-area players killed in Humboldt Broncos crash

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ER doctor calls Humboldt Broncos crash triage ‘most tragic night of my career’

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SJHL president holds back tears talking about Humboldt Broncos crash

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Some of the players were changing into suits and others were texting girlfriends as the Junior A team’s bus headed to Nipawin for a matchup against the Hawks. It was at an intersection just north of Tisdale where the bus and a truck carrying a load of peat moss collided.

Motorists who stopped to help, as well as some parents who were also on their way to the game, were met with a chaotic, gruesome scene. Those who survived were sent to nearby hospitals, the dead to a makeshift morgue.

Aerial pictures of the devastation are seared into the nation’s memory.

The wreckage of a fatal bus crash carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team is shown outside of Tisdale, Sask., on April, 7, 2018.

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“Almost everyone in this country has climbed onto a bus with their peers or put a child on a bus for an out-of-town trip,” wrote Tim Switzer, managing editor of the Regina Leader-Post newspaper. “Many people could relate.”

Ten players along with the team’s coach, an assistant coach, trainer, radio play-by-play announcer, statistician and the bus driver were killed. Of the injured, two players were paralyzed and two received serious brain injuries.

“The aching void of unrealized potential, the memorial services, and the fundraisers captured the interest of Canadians – in an event basically unmatched since Terry Fox’s death in the middle of his Marathon of Hope almost 40 years ago,” said Bill McGuire, editorial page editor of Charlottetown’s Guardian newspaper.

WATCH: Tributes and memorials for Humboldt Broncos

Saskatchewan’s Hunter Brothers deliver poignant musical tribute to Humboldt Broncos

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Saskatchewan’s Hunter Brothers deliver poignant musical tribute to Humboldt Broncos

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‘We love you’: Humboldt MP delivers touching tribute to Broncos in House of Commons

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Smitty Kingston performs ‘Humboldt Strong’

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Thousands crowd Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon for Broncos rookie Evan Thomas’ memorial

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Evan Thomas’ father delivers passionate eulogy for son

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Andrew Scheer delivers remarks on the Humboldt Broncos

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Ralph Goodale, Andrew Scheer pay tribute to Humboldt Broncos

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Celebration of life held for Humboldt Broncos captain Logan Schatz

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Former coach gets choked up remembering Humboldt Broncos player Adam Herold

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Humboldt Broncos Adam Herold’s casket draped in hockey jerseys

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Vigils take place around Okanagan Thursday night to honour Humboldt Broncos

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Canadians support Humboldt Broncos with ‘Jersey Day’

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SaskTel Centre glows as crowd turn on cell phones lights at Humboldt Broncos benefit concert

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Riders to honour victims of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

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Washington Capitals forward Chandler Stephenson follows through for Humboldt, Sask.

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Chandler Stephenson says Humboldt crash rocked entire hockey world

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NHL star Chandler Stephenson says Humboldt crash ‘hits close to home’

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Humboldt Bronco Logan Boulet honoured for organ donation at ceremony Thursday

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Humboldt bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki working towards sledge hockey dream

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Humboldt Broncos honoured through charity hockey tourney in St. Albert



Canadians and others around the world started leaving hockey sticks on their front porches to honour the team. Many sticks are still standing outside.

“You only had to walk through the streets of Toronto for weeks afterwards and see all these hockey sticks on the front steps of people’s homes to know that this horrific accident, so many thousands of kilometres away, had reached in and tugged on the hearts of every hockey-loving Canadian,” said Janet Hurley, a senior editor at the Toronto Star.

People from more than 80 countries donated $15 million to support those on the bus and their families, making it the second-highest GoFundMe fundraiser of the year next to the Time’s Up legal defence fund to fight sexual harassment and discrimination.

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Lorne Motley, editor-in-chief of the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun, noted that the Humboldt story continues to make headlines about truck-driver training, the painstaking recovery of survivors and calls from players’ families for mandatory seatbelts on buses and trucks.

The story will continue to be in the news in the new year.

RCMP have charged the truck’s driver, Jaskirat Sidhu, with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily injury.

Sukhmander Singh, owner of Adesh Deol Trucking in Calgary, also faces eight charges relating to non-compliance with federal and provincial safety regulations in the months before the crash.

WATCH: Humboldt Broncos return to the ice for first time since crash

Humboldt Broncos player Layne Matechuk leaves hospital after 6-month stay

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Humboldt Broncos player Layne Matechuk leaves hospital after 6-month stay

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Humboldt Broncos back on the ice

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Former Humboldt Bronco makes victorious return to the ice

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Humboldt Broncos pay tribute to teammates who died in bus crash after season opening game

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Final moments of Humboldt Broncos season opening game

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‘Hockey is back in Humboldt’: Humboldt Broncos president says game

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‘It’s going to be emotional’: Humboldt Broncos to take ice in first regular-season game since tragedy

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Puck set to drop on new era for the Humboldt Broncos

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Humboldt Broncos prepares for emotional home opener

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Justin Trudeau pays tribute to the Humboldt Broncos

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Humboldt Broncos’ head coach preps for first regular season game since bus tragedy

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Humboldt Broncos opening ceremony before season opening game

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