New Brunswick school districts deal with a van ban

One-year anniversary of horrific accident

As the tight-knit community of Bathurst, New Brunswick, marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific crash that killed seven high school basketball players and a teacher last year, the province is buying back 15-passenger vans from school districts that are no longer permitted to use them. The vehicles were banned following the accident on Jan. 12, 2007. Many school districts purchased the vans through donations and fundraisers. The Education Department plans to use them to transport supplies and maintenance equipment.


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