After almost a year since the incident, the sentencing hearing for Jaskirat Singh Sidhu happened today at a Melfort, Saskatchewan courtroom.

Sidhu received an eight-year sentence for running a stop sign in his semi-truck, colliding with the Humboldt Broncos team bus, killing 16 people and injuring 13 others

The crown wanted a 10-year sentence.

Due to the sentence being longer than 6 months, Sidhu won't be able to appeal being deported when he's finished serving the sentence.

In January, Sidhu pleaded guilty to all 29 charges filed against him, 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.