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  • Biker enjoying a ride on the trans canada highway on a sunny day on a motorcycle. Stephen Mcsweeny ShutterstockIs it time for higher speed limits on Canada's highways? - 2014-08-29 5:00 AM

    B.C. is taking the lead and boosting speed limits on some provincial highways this summer. But setting the appropriate limit for Canada's roads is proving to be a complex equation of engineering, politics and road safety concerns.

  • An injured passenger is rushed to hospital following a tour bus crash Thursday afternoon on the Coquihalla Highway. CBCCoquihalla bus crash not caused by speeding, say RCMP - 2014-08-29 2:32 PM

    A dashboard camera aboard a tractor-trailer captured a tour bus rolling over on a mountain highway in British Columbia, injuring dozens of tourists, many from East Asia, as they were returning from a trip to the Rocky Mountains.

  • Industry Minister James Moore makes an announcement in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 5, 2014., regarding Canada's wireless industry. Sean Kilpatrick Canadian PressCanada plans legislation to end pay-to-pay billing fees - 2014-08-29 9:50 AM

    The federal government plans to introduce legislation that would halt the practice of charging fees for paper bills, an issue highlighted by the CRTC's criticism of Canadian telecom companies' pay-to-pay practices.

  • A new report, Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, released today by the Canadian Council of Academies found that 42 per cent of Canadians have a basic level of scientific literacy necessary to understand media reports about science, putting Canada first among 35 countries with similar available data. Andrey Popov ShutterstockWhy science literacy matters: Bob McDonald - 2014-08-29 1:38 PM

    The news this week that Canadians are tops when it comes to understanding science in the media is encouraging, but there is still a long way to go when it comes to making policy decisions that involve science, writes Bob McDonald.