Bathurst sends message of solidarity to grieving Humboldt, Saskatchewan

If there's a community that can relate to last weekend's devastating accident involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team, it's the Chaleur Region.

Ten players and six team officials died, and several others remain in hospital after the team's bus collided with a tractor trailer last Friday night.

On Thursday people across the world donned jerseys of their favourite sports team and left hockey sticks outside their front doors with their porch lights on in solidarity with the grieving Saskatchewan community.

The City of Bathurst's Facebook page was flooded with more than 100 pictures from citizens wearing their jerseys to show their support for those in Humboldt.

A book of condolences will remain at City Hall until Saturday afternoon before being sent off to Saskatchewan.

Bathurst's Corporate Communications Manager, Luc Foulem, says the photographs will be turned into a Facebook album which will be referenced in the book of condolences.

In January, the region marked the 10th anniversary of an tragic accident that claimed the lives of seven members of the BHS boys basketball team and a beloved teacher.