Tragedy has hit the community of Humboldt and it reaches into every corner of Canada, including here in Fort Saskatchewan.
On Friday evening, the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team was traveling to Nipawin, Saskatchewan for game five of their SJHL semi-final series, when a semi collided with their team bus.
Twenty-nine people were on board, 15 are dead and 14 are in hospital with a variety of injuries. Three of the injured are in critical condition.
Of the 15 killed, one was Tyler Bieber, play-by-play voice for the Humboldt Broncos on Bolt FM. Another was Brody Hinz, who also worked at the radio station.
Along with Mix 107 and fortsaskonline, Bolt FM and discoverhumboldt are a Golden West Radio station.
Golden West President Lyndon Friesen shared these words: "It is with great sadness that we have learned both Tyler and Brody were victims of this tragedy. Tyler traveled with the team frequently as the play-by-play announcer. Having been with Golden West since the launch of Bolt FM in news and on-air, Tyler was a shining example of what it means to serve a community. Brody had recently joined our Golden West family, mentored by Tyler and the Bolt FM team. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of all the young men we lost, and our own colleagues, whose lives have been cut short by this tragic event."
For more information on the bus crash, click here.