Thursday, December 2, 2010

Global Winnipeg: Mother says N.B. gov't risking student safety

FREDERICTON - A woman from northern New Brunswick whose son died in a school van crash says the provincial government is denying the safety of the province's children.

Isabelle Hains is pleading with the government to enact the remaining recommendations from a coroner's inquest into the crash nearly three years ago.

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Seven members of a high school boys' basketball team and the wife of their coach died when their van collided with a transport truck near Bathurst.

The latest call for changes follows an incident last week when two buses carrying New Brunswick students were stopped in Nova Scotia over tire-tread standards.

Education Minister Jody Carr says the government is serious about the health and safety of students.

He says he will work with Hains and review the regulations and the coroner's report.

Meanwhile, Carr says he expects to have the results of a government review into last week's incident before the end of the week.

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