Operating revenues for 1999 increased $24.5 million, while operating Income decreased $352,323. Basic earnings per share, however, were up 2 percent from 1998 at $1.40. The increase was attributed to a more favorable tax rate and the company's repurchase of shares in the open market during the 1999 calendar year.
The driver involved in Humboldt Broncos bus crash last April, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to serve eight years in prison. He will be deported back to his native India after the sentence is served.