New book about Humboldt Broncos crash was released against families’ wishes

Barry Heath, a former Saskatchewan coroner and veterinarian, wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on media interviews with the families ... 29 families did not endorse the book.

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Barry Heath wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on interviews with the families published by members of the media. (CBC News/Trevor Bothorel)

The families of the Humboldt Broncos crash victims are urging people not to buy a recently released book about the team.

Barry Heath, a former Saskatchewan coroner and veterinarian, wrote Humble Beginnings of the Humboldt Broncos and the 2017-2018 Team based on media interviews with the families.

Toby Boulet, whose son Logan died in the crash, said the 29 families did not endorse the book.

Boulet said Heath contacted many of the group’s representatives, including fellow Broncos’ dad Scott Thomas, who told him the families were not ready to talk for the book.

Boulet said Heath rushed to put out the book so it would be the first of its kind.

He set the release for Sept. 15, just days after the team’s home opener, and announced a book signing on that day at the Coles bookstore in Lloydminster. Boulet said he urged Coles to cancel the book signing and refuse to sell the book.

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