Humboldt Broncos: Statement from Premier Notley
Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement expressing condolences to all those affected by the tragic bus accident in Saskatchewan:
“To the parents and loved ones of the Humboldt Broncos, the people of Alberta grieve with you over your loss and are moved by its gravity.
“This tragedy has rocked the Prairies and our entire country. Young men from Alberta, Saskatchewan and across Western Canada play for the Broncos, and even more have dreamed of playing for the Broncos. Hockey communities unite our country. We are a family, and we support you.
“Countless young athletes and their families travel our highways on those buses, going from game to game or tournament to tournament. It is a core part of life on our prairies. While we can only imagine your pain, it’s heartbreaking.
“As we learn more about what happened, may we also learn more about the incredible people we have lost. Dedicated athletes, strong young Canadians, respected community leaders and, above all, people loved by their families and friends.
“We would also like to recognize and thank the first responders and medical personnel who were there to help.
“To all who have been touched by this tragedy, we support you. We are here for you. We will stand with you.”