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  • Fire marshal lifts countywide burn ban early

    guestLabel I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel Name*Email*Websitecenter_img Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Fire marshal lifts countywide burn ban earlyPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Thursday, September 19, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 At the same time the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will lower the Fire Danger Rating to low, opening DNR-regulated lands to rule burning VANCOUVER — An abundance of rain and cooler temperatures have prompted Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway to lift the ban on outdoor debris burning in unincorporated Clark County, effective 8 a.m. Fri., Sept. 20.“It is very unusual for us to lift the annual burn ban before the end of September. But given the moisture levels of the wildfire fuels and the forecast for ongoing precipitation, it just makes sense,” said Dunaway. However, Dunaway also urges residents to be vigilant when burning and always attend a permitted fire until it is completely extinguished and cold to the touch.At the same time the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will lower the Fire Danger Rating to low, opening DNR-regulated lands to rule burning.For more information, go to www.clark.wa.gov/community-development/outdoor-burning.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : WDFW cancels Woodland Bottoms pheasant hunt Next : ReFuel Washougal feeds the hungry and expands reach for 2020AdvertisementThis is placeholder text read more

  • Clark College kicks off fall quarter

    first_imgClark College kicks off fall quarterPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, September 25, 2019in: Community Newsshare 0 Enrollment down slightly from last year VANCOUVER — Mon., Sept. 23 marked the start of the 2019 fall term at Clark College.  While official numbers are not available until after the 10th day of class, the day began with 11,160 students enrolled, down from last year’s Day One enrollment of 11,717. This reflects trends seen throughout the statewide system and through much of the country as well, and is in keeping with both the college’s and the state’s predictions for enrollment numbers. Employees gather in the O’Connell Sports Center gym for Opening Day of Clark College’s 2019 fall term. Photo courtesy of Clark College/Jenny ShadleyEmployees gather in the O’Connell Sports Center gym for Opening Day of Clark College’s 2019 fall term. Photo courtesy of Clark College/Jenny ShadleySome specific segments saw increases. Enrollment in elearning (or online) courses grew this year by 10 percent, with more than 5,500 students taking advantage of those courses. The college also saw a 3 percent increase in the number of students who identified as Students of Color, for a total of 3,238. Clark College’s Basic Education and Worker Retraining programs also saw increases in enrollment of 7 percent and 8 percent, respectively.A significant change this year is in the college’s leadership, as former President Bob Knight retired in July 2019 after more than a decade as college president. Interim President Dr. Sandra Fowler-Hill will be guiding the college during the 2019-2020 academic year as the Board of Trustees works with stakeholders to select a new permanent president. Updates about that search process are available online at www.clark.edu/presidential-search. About Clark CollegeLocated in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 11,500 students per quarter, Clark College is Southwest Washington’s largest institution of higher education. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Information provided by Clark College Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Pumpkin art and superheroes meet for October’s First Friday in downtown Camas Next : 3A GSHL football notes: Fort Vancouver keeps on fightingAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). guestLabel Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreecenter_img guestLabel Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

  • Fourth Plain Coalition receives BUILD Health Challenge grant

    first_imgName*Email*Website Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments guestLabel I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreecenter_img Fourth Plain Coalition receives BUILD Health Challenge grantPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, November 20, 2019in: Community News, Healthshare 0 Grant to address mental health impacts of housing disparities VANCOUVER — The Fourth Plain Coalition was recently named one of 18 BUILD Health Challenge award recipients in the country.The BUILD Fourth Plain project will receive $166,000 to support the work of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Clark County Public Health, city of Vancouver, Fourth Plain Forward, Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente and PeaceHealth Southwest. The organizations will work together to prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of unaffordable, substandard and unstable housing. The efforts aim to positively impact the mental health status of residents living along the Fourth Plain corridor. “This funding is a testament to what can happen when partners come together to collectively address challenges facing a community,” said Lauren Henricksen, community health specialist at Clark County Public Health. “The Fourth Plain Coalition is committed to eliminating the disparities experienced by families living along the Fourth Plain corridor, and the BUILD Health Challenge will help us accomplish this goal.”Evergreen Habitat for Humanity will serve as the fiscal agent for the two-year grant. Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente and PeaceHealth Southwest are not only partners in the project but also committed additional funding and in-kind services.“Evergreen Habitat for Humanity is excited to be a part of the Fourth Plain Coalition, and we’re proud to be the fiscal agent to help move this important work forward,” said Josh Townsley, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity executive director.“The city of Vancouver is a proud member of the Fourth Plain Coalition,” said Rebecca Kennedy, planning manager for the city of Vancouver. “Through the Fourth Plain Forward Action Plan process in 2015, community members expressed a range of challenges they experienced, from a lack of affordable and safe housing, to a lack of transportation options and employment opportunities.”The Fourth Plain Coalition is comprised of more than 40 multisectoral partners focused on reducing the health and economic disparities experienced by families living along the Fourth Plain corridor in Vancouver.To address housing stability and the goals of this project, the coalition will focus on four systemic interventions:Strengthening local data infrastructureLocal legislative solutionsPolicy assessment and implementationTraining local leaders to promote sustainable, healthy neighborhood developmentAbout the Fourth Plain CoalitionThe Fourth Plain Coalition launched in 2018 with the goal of working toward a more equitable, diverse and thriving Fourth Plain corridor. The coalition brings together more than 40 partners and agencies from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and aligns their work around the following core priorities: family support, housing and economic security, and community wellness and safety.About the BUILD Health ChallengeThe BUILD Health Challenge is a national program focusing on bold, upstream, integrated, local and data-driven projects (BUILD) that can improve community health. The BUILD Health Challenge award provides recipients with funding, capacity-building support and access to a national peer learning network to enhance collaborative partnerships and is made possible with the support of: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, de Beaumont Foundation, Episcopal Health Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., New Jersey Health Initiatives, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : Divided Battle Ground City Council approves property tax levy increase Next : Opinion: I will choose my neighbor; please join meAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Name*Email*Website guestLabellast_img read more

  • Motor Mouth: Electrification might end up saving auto racing

    first_imgMotor Mouth: Formula One without the noise is just pointless That shouldn’t be taken as a blanket approval of Formula E. Batteries still make a piss-poor source of energy for motor cars, racing or otherwise. Formula E’s dirty little secret is that the current race cars can’t actually finish a race. Drivers must come in mid-race, not for a splash of gas and a set of new tires, but for an all-new car with a fresh battery.And, lordy, the sound is banal. Yes, Formula One cars now sound like someone mistakenly stuck a Camry engine in an open-wheel race car. But, call me a traditionalist, silence — or near silence — is not the aural accompaniment I want from this, the most violent form of motorsport. Fans of Formula E say that the wide array of propulsion choices means they really do sound different, but that’s like saying you can tell a Bombina bombina from an Atelopus zeteki by the “ribbits” emanating from your local swamp. Frogs all sound the same, and so do all electric cars.Lack of aural drama notwithstanding, Formula E is still the most interesting open-wheel racing series on the planet. That may be by default, Bernie Eccelestone’s F1 abandoning its technological leadership in return for beaucoup bucks (the F1 racing series was just sold to an American media company for US$4.4 billion). But if you’re looking for innovation and diversity — i.e. being able to cheer for something other than a paint job and software — you might be best served by becoming a Formula E fan. Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSMotor MouthMotor MouthNew VehiclesAnne HidalgoAudi AGAutomotive TechnologyBernie EccelestoneBMW AGBruce WillisColin ChapmanDie HardDriving.caElectric VehiclesEnzo FerrariFormula BatteriesFormula One Management Ltd.Formula One RacingGreenlandHong KongIndyCar RacingJaguar Cars Ltd.MotorsportsNew York CityParisScience and TechnologySportsTechnologyToyota Camry advertisement Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Turns out, efforts put forth by various manufacturers – including Jaguar – to race in Formula E might actually save motorsports. Getting a Formula E car to Greenland is no easy taskNever heard of it? Well, think traditional Formula One race car — wings, ducts et al — then, dump the turbocharged V6, stuff the tub full of Tesla-like lithium-ion battery and you have the world’s first international emissions-free racing series.Of course, this last is enough to light a fire under environmentalists and the media, not to mention warming the cockles of politicians looking to trumpet anything “green.” Indeed, so rapidly is Formula E gaining favour — the series is just two years old — that New York City has already approved a Formula E race through its streets, a serious coup since the five boroughs have refused F1’s entreaties for races for the last 35 years.But that’s not why I am excited about Formula E. No, the real reason to become a fan boy of electrified racing is that, unlike the bloated monster that has become F1, Formula E is actually relevant. What seemed like such a joke just three short years ago is now much more interesting and infinitely more innovative than its turbocharged parent, Formula One. How can that be? Is not F1 the be all and end all of motorsports, employing the greatest engineering minds and the greatest drivers of this and any era? And yet…As a source of engineering innovation and inspiration for the automobile industry at large, Formula One is, it must finally be said, bankrupt.The issue is F1’s most recent engine mandate. Specifically designed to render the sport more relevant — hence why all the cars be turbocharged and hybridized — the rules are so strict they allow no creativity. Turbocharging is mandated. So is the V6 format. Hell, even — and I am sorry, non-gearheads, for this deep-dive into internal combustion wonkdom — the valve stem diameter is tightly constrained.The problem is that, as politically correct as turbocharging and hybridization are, we learn precious little from F1’s enactment. True innovation that might further the hybridization of road cars — i.e. larger or smaller V6s, or for that matter, engines not specifically having six pistons — are constrained, F1’s rule makers having turned motorsport’s greatest series into little more than a battle of software coding. Only the KERS system’s MGU-H apparatus — which recovers wasted energy from the turbocharger — is remotely ground-breaking.Contrast this with the free-for-all that is Formula E. Apart from the fact that everyone must use a single 28 kilowatt-hour battery, teams are allowed to loose their most creative engineering.And the range of solutions that these free-range engineering minds have come up with is astounding. In the 2015/16 season, no two cars in the paddock were alike, each and every team having seemingly come up with a different solution to cross the finish line first. Some, for instance, relied on one high-revving electric motor and a multi-speed gearbox, essentially an electric equivalent to the high-revving gasoline powerplants that have always powered F1 cars. Some upped the output — think “displacement” — of the single motor and then reduced the number of gears.Still, others tried a completely different route, installing two motors and then using their torque to get by with a lighter single-speed gearbox, seemingly trading high rpm top speed for grunt-like acceleration out of corners. Whatever the case, take a meander down Formula E’s pit lane and you will see cars with one or two motors, and transmissions ranging from one to five gears and seemingly everything in between. Contrast this with the singular arrangement common to all F1 cars.It is this very diversity that renders Formula E so relevant. As hyper-focused as motor racing is — get to the finish line before anyone else, all other considerations be damned — knowledge gleaned from this diversity will no doubt instruct the design of the electric cars we drive in the future. Compare that with the minuscule tweaks that make the difference between a successful Formula One car and a back marker, and it’s not hard to see which series will have more of an impact on future production cars.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2A picture taken in front of the Invalides monument in Paris on April 23, 2016, shows the pit lanes during the French stage of the Formula E championship in its second season. The event was lauded by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo as a vehicle to promote the use of electric cars. Formula E’s race season starts off this Sunday, October 9, in Hong Kong. See More Videoscenter_img RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos As anyone who has read this column can attest, Motor Mouth has hardly been a friend to the electric car — full-blown contrarian might be a more apt description. Nonetheless, even the most electro-phobic curmudgeon must admit the electric vehicle industry’s leadership.Racing fans, rejoice. Open-wheel motor racing — the very pinnacle of all land-based racing craft — is saved. BMW, Audi and Jaguar, three of the biggest names in motorsports history and three-quarters of the automakers that rule the booming luxury market, are back, full-force, in formula racing. Jaguar has been, secretly these last few years, building its first, in-sourced open-wheeler, the I-Type, that will finally put rubber to tarmac this season. BMW is contributing engineering nous — to a team fronted by the famed Andretti family, no less — with the intention of building its own race team in two years. Audi, while teaming with an existing team to get its feet wet, hints at racing open-wheelers full time, and even Mercedes-Benz recently signed an “option agreement” to possibly enter in 2018. This is the A-Team jumping in at the last minute to save the (motorsports) world from certain ruin. What is it Bruce Willis says in every Die Hard movie? Yippee ki-yay, mother …There is one caveat to all this salvation, however. The formula they are saving is not the “One” made famous by Enzo Ferrari and Colin Chapman, that US$3 billion sinkhole where exciting racing goes to die. Nope, the future they’re building is in something called Formula E. Buy It! 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  • Mercedes-AMG adds ‘S’ trim to GT Roadster range

    first_imgPricing has not yet been announced, but like its performance specs, you can expect it to split the difference between the base model’s $149,000 MSRP and the GT C’s $178,000 starting price. Full details will be revealed when it goes on sale later this year. Mercedes-AMG is adding an ‘S’ trim to its GT Roadster line, to slot in between the base GT and the high-performance GT C, the German automaker said mid-May.Paralleling the GT’s coupe range – available in GT, GT S, GT C and GT R trims – the Roadster’s new GT C variant will split the difference between its other two currently available versions.With some 515 horsepower being churned out of its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, the GT C offers 46 more ponies than a standard GT, and 35 fewer than the C. Its 494 lb-ft of torque lands just eight shy of the GT C’s rating, however. See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSMercedes-AMGLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles ‹ Previous Next › All of that spin, routed through a seven-speed dual-clutch trans, translates into a zero-to-100 km/h acceleration time of just 3.7 seconds, a tenth of a second slower than the C.Opting for the S over the base also gets you adaptive suspension, a variable-sound exhaust, wider front and taller rear wheels and a ‘RACE’ driving mode, though it doesn’t get you the rear-wheel steering that going for a GT C does. Looks are the same as the base GT save for wheels, making the GT S a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster. Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster. last_img read more

  • Court will hear Manitoba man’s case for banned ‘Star Trek’ licence plate

    first_img RELATED TAGSNewsManitoba A lawyer representing Manitoba says a Star Trek fan wasn’t allowed to keep his personalized “ASIMIL8” licence plate because the word cannot be dissociated from the history of forced assimilation of Indigenous people in the province.Manitoba Justice lawyer Charles Murray told court Monday that licence plates are owned and issued by Manitoba Public Insurance, and the insurer cannot be divorced from a historical context of “cultural genocide.”“Assimilate,” whether in the sense of a fictional alien race or the real history of Indigenous people in Canada, is “talking about wiping out the uniqueness of people,” Murray said. advertisement Trending Videos Should these custom licence plates have been banned? Justice Centre president John Carpay said in an interview from Calgary after the hearing that freedom of expression cannot be trumped by some “kind of legal right to not feel offended.”“When freedoms are lost, typically, they are lost gradually — bit by bit by bit,” he said. See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A Manitoba licence plate reading ‘ASIMIL8’ was intended as a “Star Trek” reference but raised ire for being offensive to Indigenous cultures and Canada’s history of assimilating them.  Supplied / Canadian Press The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever A man in Nova Scotia is also to be in court this month over a personalized licence plate. Lorne Grabher has been trying to reinstate his “GRABHER” plate since it was revoked in 2016 by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles following an anonymous complaint. center_img The legal challenge against MPI was launched by Winnipeg’s Nick Troller over the Crown corporation’s decision to revoke his personalized plate in 2017.Troller is an avid fan of the Star Trek TV franchise and in 2015 got the plate with the well-known words from the show’s alien race, the Borg.He put the ASIMIL8 plate in a border that stated “We are the Borg” and “Resistance is futile.”James Kitchen, lawyer for the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, argued on behalf of Troller. Kitchen told court that Troller drove around for nearly two years with the plate on his vehicle without any complaints. In fact, Kitchen said, many people asked Troller for photos with the plate.“The word ‘assimilate’ is just a word,” the lawyer argued.That changed on April 22, 2017, when a woman from Ontario posted a photo of the plate on Facebook and complained to MPI that the plate was offensive because of the history of government assimilation policies.The judge reserved his decision.Documents filed in court show multiple emails between MPI officials trying to understand how the licence plate was approved in the first place.Plates are denied for a variety of reasons, including if they are offensive, suggestive, discriminatory or include racial or ethnic slang. They are the property of the Crown and can be recalled at any time.The ASIMIL8 plate was considered by a five-person committee. Internet searches were done on its meaning and it was issued without any concerns.Troller was later contacted and told his plate was deemed inappropriate and was being recalled.Kitchen argued the emails show it was a “knee-jerk reaction” to the complaint that violated his client’s charter right to freedom of expression. RELATED Saskatchewan man denied vanity plate turns tailgate into ‘ASSMAN’ billboard ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more

  • Ontario writes off $445 million in old Chrysler debt from bailout

    first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. But the other part of the former company, Old Carco, has been in bankruptcy since then and its debt is unrecoverable. Trending in Canada advertisement ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSChryslerNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Fiat Chrysler, Ford and GM all saw steady gains in Canadian auto sales through September. Ontario has written off $445 million as uncollectable debt from Chrysler, following the 2009 automaker bailout. The federal and provincial governments loaned billions to Chrysler to rescue the company and save thousands of jobs during the recession.Ottawa wrote off $2.6 billion last year that it wouldn’t collect from Chrysler, and a spokeswoman for Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips says once that happened, the province had no legal recourse to recover outstanding money.Ontario loaned the company nearly $1 billion but it since restructured — the new company FCA Canada (Fiat Chrysler) says it repaid all of its loan, with interest, six years ahead of schedule. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The $445 million Ontario write-off forms the bulk of the government’s annual write-off of $607 million for last year. Trending Videoslast_img read more

  • This man’s backward-facing Chevy truck is actually street-legal

    first_img Why did the man build this backwards machine? No idea. Hopefully we hear more from Ron and get to see some other angles of his fascinating truck.  Trending in Canada A video of a Chevrolet pickup truck that appears to be traveling backwards down a road in Massachusetts has been, for obvious reasons, gathering attention. Because it’s not actually driving backwards. And you’re not crazy. But the truck’s owner might be a little — the best kind of crazy, that is.  advertisement This Porsche 356 limousine is the ultimate prom vehiclePerhaps most impressively, Ron has managed to get the local authorities and insurers onboard. His truck is insured and totally legal.  Trending Videos See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Hey—do you want to buy a DeLorean hovercraft?center_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. In the video, a man apparently named Ron is seen driving down the Massachusetts roadways in his backward-mounted Chevrolet pickup truck. The video shooter seems to know him and his build, laughing and saying “There’s Ron in his backward-facing pickup truck.”ViralHog posted the short video clip to YouTube, and according to their description, Ron took four years to complete the build, which involved installing the body onto the truck’s chassis backwards to give the truck the appearance of moving in reverse when driving forward. From the outside when it’s parked, it looks like a normal model of the brand’s former full-size pickup, the C/K 1500. But a peek through the windows informs you that this is not your standard Chevy. The steering wheel and pedals, seats, dash and instrumentation have all been switched around to allow the driver to look out over the box as they drive.  And when it turns, which it does toward the end of the video, it does so with its front wheels turning from the middle of the box and the former signal indicators acting as brake lights.RELATED COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSChevroletSilveradoPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

  • Fiat Chrysler may recall 1 million vehicles for excess pollution

    first_img advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever In response to the Tigershark emissions issue, Chrysler issued a statement saying, “As this population ages, some vehicles exceed in-use emission requirements, depending on drive cycle and mileage.” The excess emissions are not considered a safety issue, and the company will advise the EPA and CARB when it comes up with a remedy for the problem. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos The automaker said the problem is not connected to claims that its engines burn too much oil, which can lead to stalling. Class-action lawsuits have been filed in California and Michigan over vehicles that stall when driving.RELATEDVW ordered to pay Canadian government 6.5 million in emissions scandalCanadian study puts dollar amount of ,000 per car on health benefits of EVsThe pollution issue is still in its initial stages. The company has not said how far the engines are above the allowable emissions limit, if a recall will be issued and what type of fix might be made under it, and what, if anything, will be done about Canadian vehicles with the engine.In 2019, FCA issued a voluntary recall of 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. and almost 100,000 in Canada for excessive pollution from their four-cylinder engines — and that came on the heels of a recall of the same range of vehicles for a catalyst issue that allowed excessive amounts of oxides of nitrogen (NoX). Trending in Canada See More Videoscenter_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Fiat Chrysler may be recalling almost one million vehicles in the U.S. for excess tailpipe pollution, including several Jeep models.The problem appears to be with the 2.4L “Tigershark” four-cylinder engine. The engine is built in FCA’s plants in Michigan and Mexico, and currently used in the Jeep Cherokee, Renegade and Compass. The 2.4L has been around since 2013 and was also used in the Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, and Fiat 500X.FCA discovered the emissions problem during internal testing and reported it to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a regulatory filing. The company is working with the EPA and with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding the issue. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened RELATED TAGS200500XCherokeeChryslerCompassDartDodgeFIATJeepRenegadeSedanSUVNon-LuxuryNewslast_img read more

  • Suspect Arrested In Campus Assault

    first_img Published: Nov. 6, 1997 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A suspect has been arrested in connection with a recent assault on an 18-year-old male student at the University of Colorado at Boulder near the Williams Village residence hall complex. LaMarcus Jenkins, 20, of Denver turned himself in to Denver police following the issuance of an arrest warrant by the CU Police Department Thursday, Nov. 6. CU detectives executed a search warrant for Jenkins’ residence at about 6 p.m. The suspect was not at home when officers appeared at the residence, but came to Denver police headquarters at about 10 p.m. Jenkins, charged with robbery and second-degree assault, was released into the custody of CU detectives and transported to the Boulder County Jail. According to police reports, the victim was confronted Oct. 23 in a Williams Village parking lot just east of 30th Street and Baseline Road, by at least two males. The victim was beaten by the assailants until he was unconscious. Several CU-Boulder students in the area came to the aid of the victim and the suspects fled the scene. Taken from the victim were his wallet, a watch and a gold ring. Police officers are continuing to seek other suspects in the assault. Anyone with related information is asked to contact the CU Police Department at 492-6666. The CU-Boulder Police Department has increased its presence in the Williams Village area. Police officers are advising people of safety measures they should take, including using emergency call boxes to report any suspicious activity. If using a regular telephone, CUPD recommends that individuals call 911 immediately. Lt. Michell Irving said, “The quick use of a call box or 911 can make a major difference in terms of helping victims and identifying suspects.” Irving applauded the efforts of students and staff at Williams Village. “We appreciate the cooperation of everyone in the residence hall complex who provided information and assistance to police officers and the victim. They also have been very instrumental in addressing concerns of hall residents and other students.”last_img read more