Tag: Automotives

  • Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    There are several dangers that drivers and pedestrians need to look out for on their daily commute. From distracted drivers, to construction, to other road and sidewalk users, there are many factors that can lead to accidents. While your trip to work or school may seem routine, motorists and pedestrians should take special care at […]

  • Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council to be Reviewed

    Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council to be Reviewed

    The government is moving to restore consumer confidence in Alberta’s automotive industry by appointing George Cuff to lead a review into the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC). Cuff, a former mayor of Spruce Grove and an expert in board and council governance as well as governance reviews, has been asked to examine AMVIC and […]

  • Petro Can Intersection at Aldersyde: Temporary Closure

    Petro Can Intersection at Aldersyde: Temporary Closure

    The intersection at the Petro Can off Highway 2A will be closed while track repairs are done by CPR.   Friday, August 12th Highway 7 will be closed at the Highway 2A and Highway 2 junction, Friday, August 12th for rail track repair. This closure will be in effect from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Use an […]

  • Drugged Driving is Impaired Driving

    Drugged Driving is Impaired Driving

    Last year in Alberta, nearly half of all 24-hour licence suspensions were due to drug impairment.   “It comes as a surprise to many people that drunk driving and drugged driving carry the same criminal charges. This is because both substances impair a driver’s ability and increase the likelihood of being involved in a collision.” […]

  • ATVs are Not for Kids

    ATVs are Not for Kids

    Shared from the Alberta Health Services website. ATV Safety Off-road vehicles, like all terrain vehicles (ATV’s) and snowmobiles are more popular than ever in Alberta. With this comes an increase in serious injury and death. Between 2010 and 2014, 85 Albertans died while riding ATVs. Of those 85, 17 were 16 years and younger. Because […]

  • RCMP Okotoks Reminds Motorists to Drive Safely This Long Weekend

    RCMP Okotoks Reminds Motorists to Drive Safely This Long Weekend

    Okotoks, Alberta – Okotoks RCMP are reminding residents that officers will be out in full force throughout the long weekend to ensure drivers are being safe. Officers expect to see an increase in traffic volume and a significant increase in the number of RV’s and motorcycles on the roads. Okotoks RCMP is encourage residents to buckle up, be patient […]

  • McKnight Boulevard Bridge Work Will Cause Major Delays

    McKnight Boulevard Bridge Work Will Cause Major Delays

    Bridge work on McKnight Boulevard over Deerfoot Trail in Calgary will require lane and speed reductions in both directions. The scheduled rehabilitation work will involve replacement of the deck joints and some other work on the McKnight Boulevard Bridge over Deerfoot Trail. The project has been designed to cause the shortest duration of traffic disruption. […]

  • What to do in Power Line Incidents

    What to do in Power Line Incidents
  • Marv’s Rockin’ Classic Car Show

    Marv’s Rockin’ Classic Car Show

    There was music and food and cars on the streets of Black Diamond on Sunday for Marv’s Classic Soda Shop’s annual Show and Shine. The Foothills Lions Club was cooking up a storm with pancakes in the morning followed by BBQ’d burgers in the afternoon. There was dancing to the music of Marty Antonni and […]

  • On-It Regional Transit Reaches Key Milestone: More Convenient Commute Coming

    On-It Regional Transit Reaches Key Milestone: More Convenient Commute Coming

    By Calgary Regional Partnership On-It Regional Transit reached two key milestones for implementing the south sub-regional pilot service starting fall 2016. 1. The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) and four participating municipalities, through a collaborative process, reached an agreement on the full participation of those municipalities. 2. The CRP also reached an agreement with Southland Transportation, the successful bidder. […]

  • The Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Alberta Announce New Infrastructure Agreement

    The Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Alberta Announce New Infrastructure Agreement

    Friday, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, announced funding to construct the southwest portion of the Calgary Ring Road. The new highway will reduce congestion and commute times, so that Alberta families can spend less time on the road and more time with their loved ones. The […]

  • Drowsy Driving and Car Crashes: How Night-Shift Work Contributes to Traffic Dangers

    Drowsy Driving and Car Crashes: How Night-Shift Work Contributes to Traffic Dangers

    By Denise-Marie Ordway Drowsy driving has caused or contributed to hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle crashes and thousands of deaths in recent years. Estimates of drowsy driving-related accidents, injuries and deaths vary, however. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), sleep-deprived and fatigued drivers caused 846 deaths in 2014. The NHTSA reports […]

  • Technical Consultation on Private Automobile Insurance Regulations is Underway

    Technical Consultation on Private Automobile Insurance Regulations is Underway

    The Alberta Government is conducting consultations with industry stakeholders on the private automobile insurance system. A targeted stakeholder consultation is underway to gather evidence-based information to inform potential technical changes to regulations governing the private insurance system. The Automobile Accident Insurance Benefits Regulations, Automobile Insurance Premiums Regulation, Minor Injury Regulation and Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols […]

  • Calgary Parking Authority’s Yahoo Crew takes on Stampede by giving away FREE parking!

    Calgary Parking Authority’s Yahoo Crew takes on Stampede by giving away FREE parking!

    CALGARY, July 11, 2016 /CNW/ – The Calgary Parking Authority’s Yahoo Crew will be giving away FREE two-hour on-street parking sessions on Wednesday July 13 and Thursday July 14. The Yahoo Crew will be in the downtown core as well as Mission and Beltline areas between 11:30am and 2:30pm starting as many free parking sessions […]

  • Southwest Calgary Ring Road Construction Begins

    Southwest Calgary Ring Road Construction Begins

    Crews and equipment will soon be on site to begin work on the southwest ring road section in Calgary. Early work will include relocation of utilities. Full construction is expected to begin in the fall. The work will be done by Mountain View Partners under an interim agreement. A full, long-term agreement will be executed […]