Cornwall sets up book of condolence for Humboldt Broncos

In this provided photo, a book of condolence for the Humboldt Broncos has been set up at the Benson Center in Cornwall, Ont. on Friday, April 13, 2018. (City of Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Following South Dundas’ lead, the City of Cornwall has also set up a book of condolence for the Humboldt Broncos.

The book is available at the Benson Center on Seventh Street West for the “next several days,” the city announced Friday,

The facility is open until 10 p.m. each day.

“This tragedy has gripped the entire country,” Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy said. “This is one small gesture to let the community of Humboldt and the families of the victims know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Flags at the traffic circle have also been lowered to half staff.

On Wednesday, South Dundas put out a book of condolence at its municipal office at 34 Ottawa Street in Morrisburg.

Funerals were held today in Saskatchewan for forward Jacob Leicht, as well as defenceman Adam Herold and bus driver Glen Doerksen. There were among 16 victims in last week’s deadly crash between the hockey team’s bus and a tractor trailer at an intersection near Tisdale, Sask.