Executive Council
April 9, 2018

Provincial Government Offers Condolences to those Impacted by Accident Involving Humboldt Broncos Hockey Team

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, on behalf of the Provincial Government and residents of the province, is offering condolences today to families, friends and teammates of the Humboldt Broncos, whose bus was involved in a tragic accident on April 6, 2018 in Saskatchewan.

Premier Ball is also offering support for the family and friends of Parker Tobin, whose parents are from Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Travelling by bus to sporting events is a rite of passage for many young athletes and such trips are often great sources of team building and bonding. A tragedy such as this is almost incomprehensible and on behalf of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, I offer my deepest condolences to all of those impacted. For the community of Humboldt and the Province of Saskatchewan, our thoughts and prayers are with you. For the family and friends of Parker Tobin, whose life was lost in this tragedy, I can’t imagine the grief that you are experiencing right now and I would like to let you know that the province supports you during this difficult time.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

To honour and remember those impacted, flags have been lowered to half-mast at Confederation Building in St. John’s.

As well, beginning tomorrow, Confederation Building will be lit in yellow and green to match the colours of the uniforms worn so proudly by team members of the Humboldt Broncos.

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Media contact
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

2018 04 09                              12:55 p.m.