Prince Albert SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Sask. funeral homes gathering messages of support for Humboldt crash victims - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided with a transport truck on the way to one of the team’s games. The crash killed 15 people in the bus and injured 14 others.
Arbor Memorial’s locations in Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon are collecting messages of condolence for the victims, which will be printed into 30 books and given to the team and the 29 victims’ families.
“You have people who, they've lost the joy,” Jeff Weafer, managing director for Arbor Memorial, told CTV Saskatoon. “We felt that one way we could try and reach out and support the people in our communities was by giving them an opportunity to express their grief.”
So far, the funeral homes have received written and digital messages from as far away as Nova Scotia and as nearby as their own staff.
“We have a colleague who had a relative on that bus, so it is very personal,” Weafer said.
The funeral homes will collect messages until April 20.With a report from CTV Saskatoon’s Laura WoodwardLet's block ads! (Why?)...
'A part of me has died': Family of murdered baby reads victim impact statements - CTV NewsThursday, December 14, 2017
Kilburn Hall in Saskatoon and roamed the streets in Saskatoon looking for a place to say. She told a woman she escaped from a group home in Prince Albert. The stranger gave her food, clothing and tried to take her to EGADZ, a youth centre, but it was closed, according to an agreed statement of facts.
The woman eventually took the teen a home in the 200 block of Waterloo Crescent, where Nikosis and his family lived. The teen had never met anyone in the home prior but they agreed to let her stay there.
Last week court watched a video which showed the teen explaining to police in great detail, how she choked, punched, kicked and stabbed Nikosis with a metal nail.
I was holding that baby, rocking him like a mom,” she said in the video. She was in the room for about five minutes before she beat him. “I just started choking him and punching his head in.”
The teen said she took all her anger out on the baby.
“I was sick and tired of life,” she said. “That’s why I hurt that baby and I killed it.”
Lawyers in the case are scheduled to present their closing arguments in the adult sentencing hearing Friday.Angelina Irinici is in court for the hearing:
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Somali community awaits answers in kindergartener's death - News Talk 980 CJMEThursday, September 14, 2017
Saskatoon Somali Community president Shafii Mohamed told 650 CKOM Wednesday the kindergartener’s family was new to Saskatoon, having moved from Prince Albert in early July.“He was a special child,” Mohamed said. “We can’t believe we lost a child.”He noted Elmmi was autistic and may have needed one-on-one supervision, though it was unclear what the school had arranged for the boy.Elmmi was reported missing Monday morning as recess at the school came to an end around 10:50 a.m. Police found him shortly after in a retention pond about 100 metres from the playground.The boy was taken to hospital by MD Ambulance as paramedics attempted to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at Royal University Hospital early in the afternoon.The community leader said there was mounting frustration from the family over a lack of communication with Saskatoon Public Schools.“They didn’t reach out to (the family), they didn’t offer support,” Mohamed said. “The parents were left in the dark … it’s not helping the situation.”In an email to 650 CKOM, school division spokesperson Veronica Baker said there were attempts to contact the family within 24 hours to offer condolences. She added board trustees and staff attended Elmmi’s funeral, and the Director of Education, Barry MacDougall, was invited to the family’s home Wednesday morning.Baker said MacDougall shared what the school div...
Cars and Saskatchewan places share names - Regina Leader-PostWednesday, July 5, 2017
North Battleford, was a Plymouth model in the 1950s.Pinto, just east of Roche Percee in the southeast, was Ford’s subcompact of the 1970s and ’80s.Ranger, 150 kms northwest of Prince Albert, was a compact Ford pickup truck from the 1980s to the 2000s.And then there is Peerless, a hamlet just south of Goodsoil, about 60 km northwest of Meadow Lake. Peerless is also the name of a luxury car produced from 1900 to 1931 that competed with Pierce-Arrow and Packard.However, the community of Peerless was not named after the car — but it was named after an automotive-related product. The name came from a brand of oil marketed by the British-American Oil Company.In the book What’s in a Name — The Story Behind Saskatchewan Place Names, E.T. Russell writes that a local storekeeper was trying to get a post office and had to suggest a name. Russell says a Mrs. Francis Hankey of nearby Goodsoil wrote: “It so happened that a B.A. gasoline truck was driving by, and they sell an oil by the name of Peerless, and this was advertised on the truck in big letters. Well, there was the answer to the storekeeper’s problem. Why not call that place ‘Peerless’? Other residents agreed that the name was fine, and so the name stuck.” So it turns out that a good name for a car — or a motor oil — can also make a good name for a community, and vice versa.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Meili launches leadership bid - Prince Albert Daily HeraldFriday, June 2, 2017
Ryan Meili speaks at the FSIN spring assembly on May 17, 2017 in Prince Albert. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)Saskatoon-based MLA hoping to head provincial NDPRyan Meili wants to be the next leader of the provincial NDP.The Saskatoon-based family doctor is making his third bid for party leadership, losing to Dwain Ligenfelter in 2009 and Cam Broten in 2013.In March, Meili won the by-election for Saskatoon-Meewasin, which became vacant after the death of Roger Parent on Nov. 29, 2016.The Moose Jaw-born politician wants to be the one to lead the NDP back to power and provide what he calls a “clear and credible alternative” to the ruling Saskatchewan Party.Meili was in Prince Albert Wednesday to speak at the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) spring assembly. He spoke about how his work as a doctor inspired him to get involved in politics.He recounted attending a funeral for a woman who died from complications relating to HIV.“She wasn’t sick with HIV,” he said. “She was sick with poverty. She was sick with not having had a chance to get...
Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it was really that they were kids; they’re young kids,” said the mayor.“I think that’s what hits hard at most people.”(With files from Jonathon Brodie and Canadian Press) Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'I feel the pain:' Funeral for Humboldt radio announcer Tyler Bieber held today - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
The first funeral for the victims of a deadly Saskatchewan bus crash is being held today.Tyler Bieber was killed last week when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people who were on the bus have died and 13 were injured.Bieber was a play-by-play radio announcer for the team and also worked as a broadcaster for 107.5 Bolt FM.Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, is among 16 people killed in the crash. (CBC News)Outside the ceremony, Bieber's former neighbour remembered him as a good man."I knew him as a very soft person," said Jennifer Lawrence. "They were very, very sweet people."As a mother, Lawrence wanted to offer her condolences to the Bieber family."I feel the pain everybody is going through," said Jennifer Lawrence. "It could have happened to anybody."Bieber's former neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence, remembers him as a kind man.(Chanss Lagaden/CBC)It was Bieber's first season announcing for the Broncos. He also cove...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday to honour the victims of the tragic collision. Last Friday, a tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the Homboldt Broncos team to a junior hockey playoff game in rural Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 passengers and injured 13 others aboard the bus.The group created a Facebook event for the idea where they encouraged others to don their favourite jerseys and share a photo of it online with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt. The idea quickly caught on and politicians, celebrities, sports organizations, businesses, school boards, and many others in Canada and around the world have voiced their support and shared photos of their jerseys on Thursday.
On Twitter, a quick search of the hashtag revealed thousands of posts sharing photos of jerseys and the hashtag was the top trending topic on the website as of Thursday morning.
Jennifer Pinch, one of the co-organizers of the movement, told CTV News Channel that she’s surprised at how many people have joined in on the effort.
“It really represents that the whole world is behind the victims in Humboldt, the families, the moms, the dads, the communities, they’re not alone,” she said on Thursday morning.
The news of the horrific crash hit home for Pinch who has a 16-year-old son that plays hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
“I couldn’t believe it. There’s so much tragedy in this world and most of it is unrelatable, this is 100 per cent relatable,” she said. “Our kids are going to be ...