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Canada ‘The nicest and best people’: 2 young women who died in Edmonton triple-fatal crash remembered

23:53  05 july  2020
23:53  05 july  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

Motorcyclist killed in Petawawa crash

  Motorcyclist killed in Petawawa crash A 42-year-old man died in hospital after his motorcycle crashed into a ditch in Petawawa, Ont., early Friday morning. Officers with the Upper Ottawa Valley branch of the Ontario Provincial Police were called to the single-vehicle crash on Paquette Road between Montgomery and Menin roads just after midnight, OPP said in a news release. OPP said Darren Stiles of Deep River, Ont., was thrown from his motorcycle and later died in hospital. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. It happened about 170 kilometres northwest of Ottawa, near CFB Petawawa. Deep River is about another 30 kilometres north of the crash site on Highway 17.

a person sitting at a table with a birthday cake: A memorial photo of Georgia Donovan and Emma Macarthur at the site of the crash that took their lives in south central Edmonton. © Global News A memorial photo of Georgia Donovan and Emma Macarthur at the site of the crash that took their lives in south central Edmonton.

A pair of young women who died in a triple-fatal collision in south Edmonton Friday are being remembered on social media.

Friends have confirmed to Global News that Georgia Donovan and Emma Macarthur are the two women in their early 20s who died in the single-vehicle collision. Faisal Yousef, 32, also died in the collision.

Marty Melnychuk, who worked with Donovan at the Commercial Hotel on Whyte Avenue, told Global News he considered her one of his closest friends.

Procession in Victoria on Saturday to honour B.C. pilot killed in military helicopter crash

  Procession in Victoria on Saturday to honour B.C. pilot killed in military helicopter crash Hagen, originally from Nanaimo, will be honoured with a motorcade procession from Victoria International Airport to McCall Gardens Funeral home. The procession begins at 1:30 p.m. The military is asking anyone who wishes to pay tribute to Hagen along the procession route to adhere to COVID-19 physical-distancing restrictions. "While the Canadian Armed Forces understands and recognizes Canadians' grief and the need to mourn at this difficult time, we ask it is done so in a way that protects the health and safety of everyone," the forces said in a media release.

"Our community is in shock as (Donovan) is the sweetest — always laughing, smiling, honour student and loved by everyone," Melnychuk said. "Not only did I lose one of the best in the industry, I lost my best friend.

"When I say Georgia was the best person, that would be a huge understatement. They don't come as perfect as Georgia."

In a public Facebook post, Melnychuk also said Donovan had just been promoted to a managerial role at the Commercial.

"The term heaven just received two angels is a understatement," his post said.

"(Donovan and Macarthur were) the nicest and best people I've ever met."

Read more: Victim of triple-fatal crash in Edmonton remembered as ‘a gentle soul’

Donovan, Macarthur and Yousef all died when the Audi RS5 sedan they were passengers in crashed into a Starbucks off Calgary Trail just after 2 a.m. Friday.

Fatal plane crash near Tofino, B.C., raises possible issues

  Fatal plane crash near Tofino, B.C., raises possible issues RICHMOND, B.C. — An investigation into a fatal plane crash north of Tofino, B.C., last December has raised potential safety issues for other pilots. The plane went down as the pilot and only person in the Cessna 172H was conducting air sampling for an American government project examining greenhouse gas. The Transportation Safety Board says the pilot died and the plane was destroyed when it crashed into woods in steep terrain in Stewardson Inlet, about 40 kilometres north of Tofino.

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Ontario, wasn’t at the scene when police arrived but was arrested later at his residence. Police took him to hospital with serious injuries.

On Saturday, police said they had charged Oscar Benjumea with three counts of dangerous driving causing death, three counts of failure to stop at the scene of an accident and one count of operation of a vehicle while disqualified.

Read more: Man in custody in connection with Edmonton crash that killed 3 people

Benjumea is set to appear at a bail hearing on July 6.

Police said they believe “excessive speed was involved” in the collision.


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1 dead, 4 injured in crash on grid road near Highway 6 east of Regina .
One person is dead and four others are injured following a crash on a grid road east of Highway 6 near Regina that happened on Sunday. A 51-year-old man is dead and four others are injured following a crash that happened on a grid road just outside of Regina on Sunday. Saskatchewan RCMP said the collision happened on the 734 grid located east of Highway 6 outside the city at about 3:30 p.m.

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