Crime & Courts

Hundreds of chairs are set up at the Kerry Vickar Centre, which was selected to become a temporary courtroom.
Hundreds of chairs are set up at the Kerry Vickar Centre, which was selected to become a temporary courtroom. Aaron Schulze/northeastNOW Staff

Emotional day expected as second day of Sidhu sentence hearing begins

By meadowlakeNOW Staff
January 29, 2019 - 9:00am

Another day of emotionally charged statements is expected at the sentence hearing for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu.

Seventy-five victim impact statements will be submitted throughout the hearing, which is expected to last from three to five days.

Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 30, after pleading guilty to all 29 charges earlier this month.
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 30, after pleading guilty to all 29 charges earlier this month. The Canadian Press

UPDATE: 'All you had to do was stop': Family members address Sidhu at sentence hearing

By meadowlakeNOW Staff
January 28, 2019 - 9:30am Updated: January 28, 2019 - 7:35pm

Follow live coverage of the hearing below

Emotional wounds are reopening and exposing the waves of trauma caused by last year’s fatal collision.

The semi driver pleaded guilty to 29 charges in connection to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
The semi driver pleaded guilty to 29 charges in connection to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Cam Lee/northeastNOW Staff

Etiquette expected as Kerry Vickar Centre converts into courtroom

By Cam Lee
January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm Updated: January 24, 2019 - 9:10pm

There are a few things visitors to the Jaskirat Sidhu sentencing in Melfort need to know before proceedings begin on Monday.

Due to the magnitude of victims and family members involved in the case, officials determined a larger centre was needed for sentencing proceedings. 

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