Van de Vorst crash News

A year of tragedy dominated 650 CKOM's website with the lost of the Van de Vorst family (top left), a 70-year-old man on Circle Drive (top right), Colten Boushie (bottom left) and Nia Eastman (bottom centre).

Earthquake, farm shooting top list of 2016 online stories for 650 CKOM

By Daniella Ponticelli December 30, 2016 - 2:25pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:26pm

From snow storms to harrowing hail – Saskatchewan gets its fair share of wild weather.   But when an earthquake registered near Yorkton in early September, people took notice...

Catherine Loye McKay, 49, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for impaired driving causing the deaths of a family of four.

MADD legal director says more prison time not the way to prevent deaths

By Bryn Levy July 28, 2016 - 3:27pm Updated: July 29, 2016 - 8:22am

Longer prison sentences won't do much to reduce the carnage on Canada's roads caused by drunk driving, according to the director of legal policy for Mother's Against Drunk...

Chandra and Jordan Van de Vorst, along with their two children Miguire, 2, and Kamryn, 5, were killed in a crash on Jan. 3, 2016.

Drunk driver who killed family of 4 in Sask. sentenced to 10 years in prison

By Bryn Levy July 27, 2016 - 12:12pm Updated: July 27, 2016 - 10:18pm

A woman who killed a family of four while driving drunk was sentenced Wednesday in Saskatoon Provincial Court.   Catherine Loye McKay pleaded guilty in June to four counts of ...

Jordan Van de Vorst and his wife Chanda and children Miguire and Kamryn.

Van de Vorst family speaks out about drinking and driving

By 650 CKOM June 9, 2016 - 7:27am Updated: July 27, 2016 - 11:51am

It’s been six months since four members of the Van de Vorst family – Jordan, Chanda and their two children Miguire and Kamryn – were killed in a drunk driving crash on Highway...

A prototype of an anti-drunk driving keychain made by Frank Michel.

Ex-husband of woman charged in fatal crash takes on drunk driving

By 650 CKOM January 22, 2016 - 7:13pm Updated: January 25, 2016 - 4:11pm

The ex-husband of a woman charged following a collision that killed a family of four wants to curb drunk driving.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron.

FSIN Chief draws on personal tragedy to help end drunk driving

By Brent Bosker January 13, 2016 - 8:46am Updated: January 13, 2016 - 8:46am

The recent tragedy involving a family killed by a suspected drunk driver north of Saskatoon is something the FSIN's top Chief is all too familiar with.

Bobby Cameron was...

Glow stick vigils across Saskatchewan for the Van de Vorst family on Jan. 9, 2016.

Friends see global response to glow stick vigil for Van de Vorst family

By 650 CKOM January 12, 2016 - 10:42am Updated: January 12, 2016 - 10:42am

It was meant to be only one day, but a vigil for the family killed in a crash north of Saskatoon has gone global.

Last Saturday Jan.9, friends of the Van de Vorst family...

The Van de Vorst family (from left) Chanda, Kamryn, Jordan and Miguire, diedJan. 3 in a collision on Highway 11

Van de Vorst organ donations to help more than 50 transplants

By Bryn Levy, 650 CKOM January 8, 2016 - 6:22pm Updated: January 11, 2016 - 10:56am

Organs donated from a family involved in a deadly Saskatoon car crash will help more than 50 people.

Phenomenome Discoveries, the place where Jordan Van de Vorst worked...

A photo of Jordan, Colin and another friends playing with glow sticks near Cypress Hills in August 2015.

Friends plan glow stick vigil for Van de Vorst family

By 650 CKOM January 8, 2016 - 11:08am Updated: January 8, 2016 - 3:38pm

Friends of a family killed in a highway crash welcome the community to take part in a special tribute in Saskatoon.   Since the deadly crash on Jan. 3, a group surfaced on...

Catherine McKay is accused of impaired driving causing death in a crash north of Saskatoon on Jan. 3, 2016

Grandfather speaks after woman charged with deaths of family appears in court

By Bryn Levy January 7, 2016 - 12:45pm Updated: January 7, 2016 - 12:45pm

The woman charged with drunk driving in the Jan. 3 deaths of a family of four was back in court on Thursday.

Appearing by video, 49-year-old Catherine McKay made a brief...

Tire tracks in the grass near the scene of a Jan. 3 collision at the intersection of Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road that left a family of four dead.

Paramedic first on scene of fatal crash says it’s the worst he’s ever seen

By François Biber January 6, 2016 - 2:34pm Updated: January 7, 2016 - 6:33am

When paramedic Paul Hills got the call about a fatal crash on Highway 11 and Wanuskewin Road after midnight on Sunday, it all seemed too familiar. 

“When the call came...

The intersection of Wanuskewin Road and Highway 11.

Premier, public put drunk driving in spotlight following fatal crash

By Kevin Martel, Lasia Kretzel January 6, 2016 - 6:40am Updated: January 6, 2016 - 7:00am

As friends and family mourn the loss of the Van de Vorst family, the woman allegedly responsible will be back in court Thursday on charges of impaired driving causing death....

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