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Super sports car dealership Weissach has partnered with Langara College to raise $40k, which will go toward the college's food bags to help ensure food security for its students and access to technology to support their learnings.

Weissach partners with Langara College to raise $40k to support students in need

As students across Canada begin the 2020 school year, many have felt the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Loss of income has had a major effect, with many unable to support themselves and their families and struggling to pay for the basics—textbooks, food and shelter. Celebrating its 40th year in business, Weissach (the largest independentRead Full Story

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What if you are entitled to a British State Pension and don’t know?

If you worked in Britain, even for a short period of time, you may be entitled to a British State Pension. You may also be eligible to back pay premiums, which will increase the pension you receive when you reach pensionable age. The Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners (CABP) will help you determine if you qualifyRead Full Story

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BCUOMA creates humorous – ‘How to Clean Everything’ video series

BC Used Oil Management Association (“BCUOMA”), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, have created a series of five short videos that combine a fun, non-traditional communications campaign, with a serious and important used oil recycling message. View the videos here. “ThisRead Full Story

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ICBC keeps savings from reduced claims during pandemic

NEWS PROVIDED BY Insurance Bureau of Canada  In recognition of the fact Canadian’s are driving less and claims are down during the COVID-19 pandemic, private insurers across the country have returned an average of approximately $280 per driver in auto insurance premium relief, as of June 30, 2020. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently conducted a survey of members andRead Full Story

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Electrify Canada arrives in British Columbia with ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations.

Electrify Canada arrives in B.C. with ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

  Electrify Canada, established in July 2018, is announcing nine new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station locations in British Columbia, projected to open throughout 2020. The first station, located in the city of Merritt, marked the company’s official debut in western Canada when it opened to the public in May. Electrify Canada’s stations will beRead Full Story

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Richard Johns in an Austin Seven.

In Memoriam: Richard Johns

Richard Johns (June 21, 1934-May 26, 2020) It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Richard Johns, on Tuesday May 26, 2020 after an extended hospital stay. Richard was an entrepreneur – his Richmond, B.C., auto parts business, Coast Import Auto Supplies, has been in operation for more than 50 years and isRead Full Story

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When award-winning pizza and classic cars form a partnership

London’s coolest, and quirkiest, classic and supercar destination Duke of London – based in Brentford, West London – recently opened a new Neapolitan-style pizzeria in partnership with multiple award-winning pizzeria Santa Maria Pizzeria, inside their pastel pink, automotive-themed warehouse space, which is home to an vast and eclectic collection of rare and exotic classic cars and motorcycles. ARead Full Story

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Pick the AJAC category winners and Win a $50 Shell Gift Card and tickets to the 2020 Vancouver ABFM

Send us your Best Pick in each AJAC category finalist listing below, for a draw to win a $50 Shell Gift Card and 2 tickets to the 2020 Vancouver ABFM at VanDusen Garden. Email to jstewart@westerndriver.com with subject header: AJAC Picks Contest closes midnight January 15, 2020. Winner announced on Friday, January 17, 2020 TheRead Full Story

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new uses of eye-tracking technology in relation to vehicle collision avoidance warnings and rear-end accidents.

Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

“Keep your eyes on the road.” With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this old adage has a new meaning, thanks to two new applications of eye-tracking technology developed by researchers at the University of Missouri. Designing a better collision avoidance warning Observing how someone’s eyes change—specifically the pupil—while they respondRead Full Story

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Graf von Faber-Castell launches a limited edition series of writing instruments for Bentley’s 100th Anniversary.

Graf von Faber-Castell tribute to Bentley centenary is something to write home about

With a company history of making exclusive writing instruments and accessories for more than 250 years, Graf von Faber-Castell pays homage to Bentley’s “100 Extraordinary Years” in 2019 with a timelessly beautiful yet uniquely dynamic trio of products. The fountain, rollerball and ballpoint pens of the “Limited Edition Centenary” range come in a sophisticated blackRead Full Story

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Winter Tires

TRAC survey reveals more than three-in-ten British Columbia motorists do not use winter tires

Eighty per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision, according to a new consumer survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). TRAC’s 2018 Canadian ConsumerRead Full Story

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Auto dealers

Canadian auto dealers dedicate month of March against distracted driving

March 1 marks the kickoff of the 2018 Auto Dealers Against Distracted Driving campaign, a month-long initiative to spread awareness that there’s no such thing as safe multi-tasking while behind the wheel. Now in its fourth year, the campaign encourages Canadian auto dealership customers, staff and members of the community to make a formal commitmentRead Full Story

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Report says competition would bring significant savings to BC’s auto insurance market

A report entitled The Benefits of Competition in the Provision of Automobile Insurance in BC, commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers, concludes that competition would bring significant savings to British Columbia’s auto insurance market. Currently, all drivers in B.C. are coveredRead Full Story

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Moss Motors acquires XKs Unlimited

Moss Motors Ltd. has acquired well-known classic Jaguar parts specialists XKs Unlimited of San Luis Obispo, CA. Serving Jaguar enthusiasts since 1973, XKs Unlimited has always prided itself on its selection of a wide range of parts, customer service and dedication to the Jaguar community. The addition of XKs Unlimited’s operations, personnel and expertise toRead Full Story

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What’s it worth? Majority of Canadian drivers feel under-informed about their vehicle’s trade-in value

According to the Canadian Black Book, which has been providing free car values, new/used car prices and vehicle listing for more than 50 years, there is significant pent up demand on the horizon for Canada’s new and used car market. In the company’s research conducted on its behalf by Ipsos, half (50 per cent) ofRead Full Story

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