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Federal electric vehicle rebate incentive

Starting today a new federal rebate plan kicks in as part of an effort to get more electric vehicles on Canadian roads. The plan originally announced in the budget in March would grant up to $5,000 on the purchase of »

Economy, Highlights, International, Society

Switching to a “green” vehicle? Canadians lukewarm

A new survey by the Angus Reid Institute of Canadians attitudes towards so-called green vehicles shows divided opinions. .After more than five years of incentive programmes in three of Canada’s most populous provinces to help fund purchases of electric or »

Highlights, International, Internet, Science & 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 »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Electric vehicles: the argument against subsidies

Many people buy electric vehicles in hopes of reducing greenhouse gases. Many provinces in Canada encourage buying “EV’s” by providing subsidies. A new study by the Montreal Economic Institute says the practice is “the least efficient, and most expensive” way »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Innovative “new age” Canadian transport to world’s remote areas

There have been, and continue to be, several projects to develop dirigibles and blimps to transport goods to remote and difficult to reach areas of the world, and to areas where infrastructure has been severely damaged by natural disasters A »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Hybrid bear shot, less rare as climate warms

A hunter in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut recently shot what was once-rare cross between a grizzly and a polar bear, reports CBC reporter Mitch Wiles. Climate change is hitting the world’s circumpolar regions hard with temperatures rising faster there »