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No charges in tow truck driver death, investigation ongoing: RCMP - CBC.caTuesday, April 04, 2017
Although the circumstances of the crash are not clear, the incident has prompted Saskatchewan tow truck drivers to renew calls for new safety measures. On March 18, tow truck drivers from Saskatoon, Whitewood and Abernethy, Sask., will form a funeral procession to Esterhazy, Sask., to honour the driver who died on job.But Brad Stratychuk from the Roadside Responders Association of Saskatchewan Inc. said it is also about raising awareness.He said drivers are still disobeying the "slow down and move over" law, which requires drivers to travel at 60 kilometres per hour when passing emergency vehicles and tow trucks.Red and amber lights 'a good first step'Stratychuk said tow trucks are currently only allowed to have amber lights. His organization has been pushing for the provincial government to legislate a red and amber flashing light system specific to tow trucks, to help differentiate them from other vehicles on the road."I think it's a good first step in educating the motoring public," he said of the flashing light proposal."I think there has to be some awareness campaigns, I think a higher ticket for people not adhering to the law." He believes people have become de-sensitized to amber lights.Stratychuk said the red and amber flashing light proposal would be considered at the fall sitting of the legislature if it gets the approval of the Saskatchewan Police Commission. His association will be making a presentation to the commission in May. Stratychuk said he had been hit in his tow truck twice in his 34 years as a driver. His son's vehicle had also been struck twice."You can probably interview any tow truck driver in North America and they'll have a horror story about a pylon getting run over, a mirror brushing them, tearing their jacket," said Stratychuk."I mean, it's a daily occurrence; it's not somebody stretching the truth to exaggerate a story, it's a real event that happens every day."'We don't wear Superman capes'Dallas Baillie from Bailli...
Tow-truck procession to honour driver killed in Saskatchewan crash - CTV NewsFriday, March 17, 2017
RCMP said the crash involved a tow truck, a semi and two other vehicles.
The procession will see two different groups of drivers, one starting in Yorkton and one starting in Whitewood, meet at the Highway 9 and Highway 22 junction, near Stockholm. The groups will then proceed into Esterhazy, where Schaefer Brothers Towing is based, Baillie said.
Regina-based Trevor’s Towing and Recovery said about 100 drivers are expected to take part in the drive. Baillie felt comfortable with that estimate.
“It should be a good showing of respect,” Baillie said, noting drivers from across Saskatchewan and even some in Manitoba are planning to attend.
Schaefer was a father and husband and last year won a CAA Saskatchewan Roadside Assistance Award of Excellence.
His death hits especially close to home for Baillie because his company is a family business.
“My business is all run by family. I’m sending my sons out, on the same conditions, to go out and save other people that have run into trouble on the road,” Baillie said. “It kind of makes you think twice with sending your own family out because of the dangers that are out there.”
Baillie only met Schaefer once, but said tow-truck drivers are a close community.
“I’ve been in the towing business for 29 years and I don’t have competitors. I have a brotherhood,” he said.
Drivers are also in the early stages of planning a demonstration March 20 on Highway 1 to push the government to change tow-truck lights to red from amber and to implement penalties for motorists who do not slow down or move over when passing tow trucks.
Baillie stressed the rally is a separate event from the procession.
“What we are doing this coming Saturday is 100 per cent in honour and respect to our tow brother,” he said.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 27, 2019
Herd. His mother and sisters called him Manie – little man – because he was the only boy in the family. Story continues below advertisement He was torn away from his home on Saskatchewan's Peepeekisis First Nation to be educated in church-run residential schools, emerging scarred by sexual and physical abuse. For years, he would cross the street to avoid passing a Catholic church. A skilled outdoorsman who liked to fish for pike and hunt deer, beaver, bear and moose, he fell into a pattern of drinking, drug taking and fighting that kept him behind bars for most of his adult life. Pictures in an album show Mr. Daniels as an adult; a tattoo on Ms. Barber's back, below, shows him as a child. Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail Moira Barber, his common-law wife for 13 years, met him when she was dealing drugs in Guelph, Ont., and needed someone to collect money for her. She asked for the hardest, meanest dude in town. But Mr. Daniels had another side, Ms. Barber says. He was a keen artist who sometimes drew tattoos for a living. He loved roughhousing with her grandchildren, rolling around with them gleefully until the long hair that stretched down his back was a tangled mess. Mr. Kell grew up in London, Ont., 90 minutes down the 401 highway from Mr. Daniels. He started using drugs when he was a teenager. Before long, he was dealing cannabis and injecting hard stuff. As he puts it now, he would keep using until he ended up in the back of a police car. Between some 20 incarcerations, he tried over and over to get clean. He suffered several overdoses, coming close to death. In Spencer Kell's dining room, angel and devil portraits drawn by Mr. Daniels hang behind him. Blair Gable Mr. Kell and Mr. Daniels forged their friendship during two stints sharing a cell at Maplehurst. On the range at "the Hurst," they won respect for their experience and toughness. Mr. Daniels had an ugly temper. He could flip on you in a second, Mr. Kell says. But he stuck up for the underdogs, especially the new guys. Mr. Kell looked up to Mr. D...
Stony Plain lines 53 Street with hockey sticks for Broncos' Parker Tobin funeral - Edmonton JournalWednesday, March 27, 2019
Tobin was originally thought to have survived the Broncos' bus collision last week, which killed 16 people. But a Saskatchewan coroner later confirmed he had been email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter.com/CGriwkowsky
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Saskatchewan police officers attend regimental funeral - Global News ReginaWednesday, March 27, 2019
‘She is a hero’: Husband of slain Fredericton officer bids tearful goodbye
a contingent of first responders from Saskatchewan are among those who traveled to Fredericton were among them.Three officers from the Saskatoon Police Service, two from Moose Jaw, and one from Weyburn are representing the south of the province.Three Regina Police Service members who attended are originally from New Brunswick, including one from Fredericton.
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