Friday, December 12, 2008

Why We Want A Coroners Inquest

Isabelle Hains and Ana Acevedo
On January 12th, 2008 the Bathurst High Phantoms, a High School boy's basketball team were returning from a game in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada when the van they were traveling in slammed into a tranport truck shortly after midnight, killing seven players and an adult. Since that time a number of facts haven been identified that could have prevented this tragedy.

It is our hope as citizens of a concerned community that a Coroner's Inquest be conducted immediately in order to shed light on the events and actions of this unforgettable evening. The public needs to know exactly what happened that night, why it happened and exactly what will be done to ensure it will never happen again.

We are asking for, and need your support to make the Government of New Brunswick listen to our cries and take action by calling for a Coroner's Inquest into the deaths of these eight individuals.

We have started a petition that we are circulating around the province. You can help us by contacting the Acting Chief Coroner, Gregg Forestall and the Minister of PUblic Safety, Hon. John Foran, to tell them that you want to see a coroner's inquest into this tragedy.

Their contact information is below:

Greg Forestell, Acting Chief Coroner
Department: Public Safety
Argyle Place
Floor: 3
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

Phone: (506) 453-3604
Fax: (506) 453-7124
EMail Address:

Hon. John Winston Foran, Minister of Public Safety
Solicitor General
Argyle Place
364 Argyle Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 1T9

P: (506) 453-7414
F: (506) 453-3870

Constituency Office: Miramichi Centre
86 Henry Street
Miramichi, New Brunswick
E1V 2N2

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If you have any questions, please contact us !