A book on the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is not being received well from the families of those affected.
In fact, they have gone so far as to go to social media asking people to not buy it and bookstores to pull it off their shelves.
Christina Haugan, the wife of Darcy Haugan who was one of 16 killed in that crash, says Barry Heath was told the time is not now to create such a book, but he ignored those wishes.
“Everyone he had spoken to had said it was much too early, and they were not ready for something like this.” Haugan said. “The stories aren’t at a point yet where they are ready to be told.
She says she was shocked to hear the book was published and available at Saskatchewan bookstores last month and feels Heath has shown her and others a tremendous amount of disrespect.
“This is to us a moral issue and a respect thing.” Haugan stated from her home in Humboldt. “When you are asked not to do this and to go ahead and do it anyway feels very disrespectful.
Heath says he is sorry the families are feeling the way they are and that he has obviously become the current focus of their blame and anger.
While the book is out there, most places have been receptive and supportive of their request by stopping the sale of it while others are deciding whether or not it should be yanked or not.