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Canada RCMP monitoring social media in aftermath of tragic crash

15:46  14 april  2018
15:46  14 april  2018 Source:   thestarphoenix.com

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Saskatchewan RCMP say they are keeping an eye on social media in the aftermath of the Humboldt Broncos team bus crash , but are not aware of any threats against the driver of the semi tractor-trailer involved in the collision.

You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. RCMP monitoring social media in aftermath of Curtis Zablocki, RCMP Assistant Commissioner, at a press conference on Saturday, April 7 regarding the Humboldt crash . Since that time, the RCMP

Saskatchewan RCMP say they are keeping an eye on social media in the aftermath of the Humboldt Broncos team bus crash, but are not aware of any threats against the driver of the semi tractor-trailer involved in the collision.

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Sixteen people have died and another 13 were injured, some severely, when the Humboldt Broncos’ bus collided with the semi north of Tisdale around 5 p.m. on April 6. The truck driver was uninjured.

Social media channels have been flooded with messages of support for the victims and the city of about 5,900 people east of Saskatoon.

Comments about the truck driver — who has not yet been identified — are polarized, with some defending him and others lobbing insults and assigning blame for the crash before the RCMP have completed their investigation.

On Tuesday, the RCMP took the unusual step of issuing a news release debunking a false rumour about the semi-truck driver that began circulating in Humboldt and elsewhere in the days after the crash.

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  NHL, Hockey Canada release statements on Humboldt Broncos tragedy NHL, Hockey Canada release statements on Humboldt Broncos tragedyThe hockey world is mourning those lost in a tragic accident that claimed the lives of 14 people when a truck collided with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in northeastern Saskatchewan Friday.

Other symbolic gestures such as the memorials, the hockey sticks people are leaving at their doors to honour the victims, the wearing of sports jerseys and the outpouring of social media support can only help and remind everyone they are not alone.

RCMP have determined there were 29 people on the bus at the time of the collision, including the driver. Police have confirmed 14 of the individuals on the bus have died and the Many in the hockey and sporting world have been expressing their thoughts and prayers on social media Friday night.

However, according to RCMP spokesman Cpl. Rob King, the force has not identified any specific posts that could lead to a formal response. The RCMP monitors social media channels and relies on others to flag troubling messages, he added.

“We’ll investigate any complaint of (online) behaviour. We would encourage anyone who sees concerning information online to contact their local detachment to report it,” King said.

“We know that our province will continue to come together as we grieve for those lost and support those that are recovering,” provincial government spokesman Jim Billington wrote in a prepared statement.

“As such, the Government of Saskatchewan would urge everyone to continue to react in a way that honours the lives of those lost in this tragedy and to remember our personal responsibility for our comments, including those on social media.”

The province has called for calm online at least twice previously — after Colten Boushie was shot near Biggar in August 2016, and during Gerald Stanley’s murder trial in connection with Boushie’s death. Stanley was acquitted in February.

Saskatchewan highway ministry reviewing deadly intersection

  Saskatchewan highway ministry reviewing deadly intersection Saskatchewan highway ministry reviewing deadly intersectionThe provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure sent staff to review the intersection where a tragic crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus happened.

Saskatchewan RCMP say policy was followed correctly when the pursuit of a stolen truck near Lloydminster was called off, even though the vehicle was involved minutes later in a deadly collision. While the end result in this case was horribly tragic — three women from Edmonton were killed and a

Just look at what happened over the past few days in the aftermath of the mass shooting last week in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 dead and has reignited discussion about gun control in America. In the week since, we’ve seen the worst social media has to offer.

The truck driver involved in the crash works for Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd., a small Calgary-based company. RCMP said he was detained after the collision at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335 but subsequently released and offered counselling.

Adesh Deol Trucking owner Sukhmander Singh said the man had only been behind the wheel at his company for “about a month.” Singh added: “I don’t know what’s wrong over there, why this went wrong for this guy.”

— With files from Postmedia News

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