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EXCLUSIVE: STM driver caught on camera driving while texting in Pierrefonds

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EXCLUSIVE: STM driver caught on camera driving while texting in Pierrefonds

A West Island mother is outraged after her teenage son caught an STM driver texting behind the wheel in Pierrefonds.Debra Masterson is speaking out in the hopes the transit agency takes notice.The alleged incident happened Friday morning on the 68 bus that runs along Gouin Boulevard.Sixteen-year-old Ethan Brieffet was on the bus.He says the driver…

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1 man dead after car crashes into parked construction truck in St-Julie

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1 man dead after car crashes into parked construction truck in St-Julie

A man died after his car slammed into the back of a parked construction truck on Highway 20 east of Montreal early Monday morning.The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) said that the accident happened just after 2 a.m. as two cars driving eastbound on Highway 20 at Sainte-Julie entered a construction zone.“There was a collision between…

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Parking bans now in effect for parts of Banff National Park

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Parking bans now in effect for parts of Banff National Park

Anyone planning on visiting Banff National Park this summer will have to keep new parking restrictions in mind.On Friday, Parks Canada announced new roadside parking bans for four areas of the park, including the Minnewanka day use area and the Johnston Canyon trail head. READ MORE: Parks Canada preps for tourists during free Canada 150…

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OPP: 1 in 5 fatal crashes involves large commercial vehicles

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OPP: 1 in 5 fatal crashes involves large commercial vehicles

OPP have released startling statistics as Operation Corridor gets underway.On Thursday and Friday, police will be targeting large commercial vehicles to make sure they are in proper operating condition and that drivers are following the rules of the road. READ MORE: Dangerous truck drivers and unsafe trucks cost lives each year: OPP As the campaign…

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to announce $1.28 billion toward major Montreal transit project

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to announce $1.28  billion toward major Montreal transit project

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce a $1.28-billion commitment Thursday for a major Montreal rail project that will connect the city to its suburbs and to its international airport.Trudeau will make the transit announcement in the city’s central station where he will be joined by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Michael…

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1 dead, 2 injured after three-vehicle collision in Mississauga

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1 dead, 2 injured after three-vehicle collision in Mississauga

A fiery three-vehicle crash in Mississauga has claimed the life of a 46-year-old man and injured two others.Peel Regional Police said the call came in at 5:20 p.m. to Goreway Drive, north of Derry Road.“As a result of the collision, there was a vehicle that was engulfed in flames,” said Const. Bancroft Wright.The 46-year-old Brampton…

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Collision in front of Flamboro Downs leaves woman in critical condition

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Collision in front of Flamboro Downs leaves woman in critical condition

An elderly woman is in critical condition following a collision in front of Flamboro Downs in Hamilton.OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said the woman was exiting the parking lot to make a left hand turn onto Highway 5.READ MORE: Cyclist suffers head injuries in collision with HSR bus in downtown HamiltonThe crash occurred with a loaded dump…

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Saskatoon seeking public input for ‘Imagine Idylwyld’

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Saskatoon seeking public input for ‘Imagine Idylwyld’

The City of Saskatoon is asking people how they imagine an improved Idylwyld Drive.The third phase of public engagement kicked off on Friday; the main area of focus for the city is the corridor between 20th and 25th streets.READ MORE: RV parking on Saskatoon streets allowed for short periods of time Story continues below Related Adjustments…

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Burlington Skyway Toronto-bound lanes closed due to motorcycle collision

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Burlington Skyway Toronto-bound lanes closed due to motorcycle collision

There are significant problems for the Friday afternoon commute.The Toronto-bound lanes of the Burlington Skyway are closed following a two-vehicle collision.O.P.P. Sergaent Kerry Schmidt confirms one of the vehicles is a motorcycle.“The rider of the motorcycle was ejected from his machine, he is currently being attended to by EMS and we’re waiting for updates on…

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2 new Saskatoon bridges on time and on budget

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2 new Saskatoon bridges on time and on budget

Two new bridges under construction in Saskatoon are on time and on budget.At the North Commuter Parkway, crews are working on the final in-river pier.READ MORE: Saskatoon bridge projects reach milestoneAfter that work will begin on the east half of the structure. Story continues below Related Construction underway on Martensville, Warman overpasses Many drivers have ‘total…

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