IN PRINT: Tougher penalties for fatal collisions

MELFORT, SK -- The final chapter in a small-town Saskatchewan tragedy came without much fanfare. After entering a guilty plea to three counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, Normand Lavoie, a 41-year-old truck driver from Winnipeg, was sentenced in a Melfort, Saskatchewan, court to three years for each of the three teenagers whose lives he brought to a sudden end 28 months earlier. The sentences will be served concurrently, followed by a five-year driving ban.