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John Ducker: Grad's the time to have 'the talk' about driving

John Ducker: Grad's the time to have 'the talk' about driving

While graduation is a celebration, it’s also a time to review with young drivers the importance of seatbelts, speed limits and avoiding distractions.
Condo Smarts: Who pays? Installing a charging station

Condo Smarts: Who pays? Installing a charging station

Strata corporations must accept a request for an owner to install a charging station, but can require the owner be responsible for all the costs relating to the installation, including any electrical upgrades and insurance.
John Ducker: Learn to take evasive action on the road

John Ducker: Learn to take evasive action on the road

We all hope it never happens to us, but being able to take the appropriate evasive action is an essential driving skill.
Stay safe and chill on the road: BCAA offers essential tips for driving in hot weather

Stay safe and chill on the road: BCAA offers essential tips for driving in hot weather

As temperature rises, association recommends that drivers check coolant levels, keep tires fully inflated and take other precautions.
John Ducker: Notes from the road as driving season heats up

John Ducker: Notes from the road as driving season heats up

Some random road safety thoughts as we approach what will likely be an extremely busy summer on our roads.
John Ducker: Sunglasses an essential tool behind the wheel

John Ducker: Sunglasses an essential tool behind the wheel

Sun-glare related crashes are more common than you might think. Last year alone it was estimated to cause more than 9,000 crashes in the U.S.
Ford decides to keep AM radio on 2024 models, will restore AM on two electric vehicles from 2023

Ford decides to keep AM radio on 2024 models, will restore AM on two electric vehicles from 2023

DETROIT (AP) — Owners of new Ford vehicles will be able to tune in to AM radio in their cars, trucks and SUVs after all.
John Ducker: Road safety 101, breakdown edition

John Ducker: Road safety 101, breakdown edition

Whether you have roadside service or not, you’ll be stuck for a while till help arrives. Here are some things to remember.
How an 'energizer bunny,' cheeseburgers and $14 billion helped Canada woo Volkswagen

How an 'energizer bunny,' cheeseburgers and $14 billion helped Canada woo Volkswagen

The $14-billion deal that will see Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker, set up a manufacturing presence in Canada for the first time in history, took a year of negotiations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
John Ducker: Drowsy driving third highest cause of collisions

John Ducker: Drowsy driving third highest cause of collisions

The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators says that 21% of our collisions are caused by driver fatigue. That amounts to around 400 deaths and 2,100 serious injuries every year.