Commercial truck makes dangerous pass on busy highway in B.C.’s Interior

The commercial truck, after rounding a corner, passes another semi on a short straight stretch, crossing over a double solid line to do so.
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SIU clears officer in connection with fatal Hamilton collision between pickup and sedan
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Stu Cowan: Normal would be a welcome change for Canadiens' Ducharme
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Quebec can't move too fast on reopening, public health director says
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COVID-19: Another 13 deaths in B.C. as hospitalization numbers hold steady
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Why bogus science journals are thriving in the era of COVID-19
Fake cures, untrue claims about alleged risks of vaccination, and more have been helped to proliferate, and been given a thin veneer of plausibility, by the rise of the ‘predatory journal.’
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Central Okanagan school district votes in COVID-19 vaccine mandate for staff
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U.S. calls on China to use influence with Moscow over Ukraine
The United States called on China to use its influence with Russia to urge a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis.
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Saskatchewan organizations react to province’s decision on COVID-19 protocols
Organizations react to the Saskatchewan government's changes to COVID-19 protocols to take into effect starting Friday.
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GoFundMe releasing $1 million of fundraising money to trucker convoy
GoFundMe is releasing an initial $1 million in fundraising money to the organizers of the trucker convoy protesting vaccine mandates, after the website had temporarily frozen the funds earlier this week.
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COVID situation stabilizing, but restrictions must be eased slowly: Quebec health director
The province's top doctor said Quebec's low hospital capacity, as well as a slower COVID-19 booster campaign, prevents the province from moving as quickly as other jurisdictions.
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Omicron appears to be ‘plateauing’ in Toronto. Loosening restrictions will likely change that, health experts warn
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Five years after Quebec mosque shooting, everyday Islamophobia continues to have long-term impact on Muslims
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COVID-19 vaccine rules for organ transplants are about aiming for ‘best possible outcome’: experts
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Boards take non standard approach to Ontario’s standardized high school math test
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Canada Post moving to surgical masks for all employees
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Longueuil police officers come to aid of senior citizen as she’s evicted from home
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Ontario university applications up 33 per cent from province’s high schoolers
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