Monday, 09 April 2018 14:53

Two Members Of The Golden West Family Die in Bus Crash

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Written by:  Keith Leask

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Tyler Bieber, the play by play voice for the Broncos died in Friday's crash. (Photo Courtesy:  Discover Humboldt)


Tragedy has hit the community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and it reaches into every corner of life across Canada.

It has also reached into Airdrie with the injuries to hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki as well as with the tragic deaths of two broadcasters who were members of the Golden West family.

Tyler Bieber, play by play voice for the Humboldt Broncos on Bolt FM in Humboldt, and Brody Hinz, a fellow employee at Bolt FM, lost their lives in the crash on Friday that killed a total of 15 people. The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to Nipawin when their bus was struck by a semi-trailer unit on highway 35 at the junction of 335.

Along with Cochrane NOW and AIR 91.5, Bolt FM is a member of Golden West Radio. Company President Lyndon Friesen shared these words:

"It is with great sadness that we have learned both Tyler and Brody were victims of this tragedy. Tyler travelled with the team frequently as the play-by-play announcer. Having been with Golden West since the launch of Bolt FM in news and on-air, Tyler was a shining example of what it means to serve a community. Brody had recently joined our Golden West family, mentored by Tyler and the Bolt FM team.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of all the young men we lost, and our own colleagues, whose lives have been cut short by this tragic event."



Brody Hinz




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