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International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian students win international solar competition

Universities are a source of great innovation and ideas. With concern about the environment, alternatives to fossil fuel power are always being sought, solar power among them and Canadian universities are actively working on solutions, including in the transport sector.» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Money laundering and real-estate in B.C and Canada

Over $7 billion in criminal money laundered, inflating housing prices Last year an investigation revealed vast sums of money being “laundered” through casinos in the west coast province of British Columbia. Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police deputy commissioner Peter German» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Money laundering in British Columbia: First casinos, now exotic cars

Money laundering definition from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) : the process used to disguise the source of money or assets derived from criminal activity. There are generally three stages in the process: -Placement: involves» 

Economy, International, Politics

Major blow to Canada’s economy: GM automaker closing

In an announcement to be made within hours, General Motors is expected to announce the end of operations in the city of Oshawa Ontario Some 2700 unionised  and salaried jobs would be affected directly, but some 29,000 other auto industry» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

History: April 23, 1906 Alberta introduces speed limits

The newly invented technology of the automobile was quickly catching on around the world, and with it, problems. The western prairie province of Alberta which had only joined the Canadian Confederation in 1905, saw its first automobile arrive in 1901.» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Rolling back vehicle emission standards in U.S. will affect Canada

Canada will have to decide what to do in light of the U.S. decision to ease emissions standards for cars and trucks. In 2014, Canada and the United States jointly adopted rules to radically increase fuel efficiency of the vehicles» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada: Sales of electric vehicles and hybrids continue to grow

As more and more automakers join the fray, the choice of EV’s or hybrids for consumers continues to grow. Sales are now reflecting a greater move towards such vehicles. From the tiny Smart Fourtwo Electric (starting at $29,050) to the» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

A Canadian driver at the Daytona 500

Stock car racing is huge in the U.S. and arguably the biggest event of the season, is the Daytona 500, which attracts literally millions of fans and viewers each year. In 2006 the event listed 20 million television viewers D.J.» 

Society

Buying a vehicle: book offers advice

Canadians who want to buy a vehicle can benefit from the annual Lemon-Aid consumer guide and its co-author has advice for newcomers who may face particular obstacles. The book offers information about car and truck models between 2007 and 2018.» 

Society

Fewer young men driving cars in Quebec

Insurance companies in the province of Quebec report that the number of young men who owned an insured car dropped 14 per cent in the last five years. The news release from Groupement des assureurs automobiles says they do not know if this»