In mourning

Harper among 1,300 who gather to mourn helicopter crash victims

Mourners arrived more than four hours early to pay their respects to the 17 people lost last week in a helicopter crash off the coast of Newfoundland. More than 1,300 people packed the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John the Baptist, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Danny Williams. There were 18 people on board the offshore oil helicopter when it went down in the icy waters. There was only one survivor. Before the memorial service began, Archbishop Martin Currie shared this message: “When you deal with so much tragedy and so much pain over a few days, it affects you … [but] little by little, light will come back.”


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