Can't drive 55? How about 75? Over 800 miles of highways, mainly in northern British Columbia, are going to be "upgraded" so their new maximum speed limit is 120km/h (that's 74.5mph, in non-Canadian.) You'll be able to enjoy the view of trees, trees, trees, and the occasional Tim Hortons much faster now.
The news comes much too late for this motorcyclist, who surrendered to police after going at 299km/h (186mph) on a highway in Victoria:
Still in Vancouver Island, one local character received an unusual send-off when his family wrote a light, but sarcastic obituary in their local paper. George Ferguson's memorial started: “Certainly, no one could accuse him of having been a loving son, brother or father. He’d gladly have stolen the shirt off your back and he was generous to a fault with other people’s money." You can read more about the strangely hilarious memorial here.