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Humboldt Broncos team to be honoured on third anniversary of fatal bus crash

Last Updated Apr 6, 2021 at 6:03 am MDT

Friends and families of people killed in the Humboldt Broncos crash gathered in a circle, lighting candles in memory of those who died. (CREDIT: CityNews)

HUMBOLDT, Sask. β€” A virtual tribute is planned for today to mark the third anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Sixteen people died and 13 were injured when a semi-trailer ran a stop sign and into the path of the junior hockey team’s bus near Tisdale, Sask., on April 6, 2018.

The service from St. Augustine Catholic Church is to be livestreamed on the city of Humboldt’s Facebook page.

It’s to involve lighted candles and tolling church bells, followed by a moment of silence at 4:50 p.m., about the time the crash occurred.

The mayor has deemed today ‘2017-18 Humboldt Broncos Day’ and would like to see that continued every April 6.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press