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More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law
More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White North. Now, there's more bad news for Google, and possibly for the people who depend on Google Maps: a British court has issued...Read More»

The Google Street View Car
Google Street View Raises Questions About Privacy, We Provide Answers

Last spring and summer, Google was embroiled in a brief but heated scandal involving data collection for its Street View service. America hasn't seen much fallout from the debacle, but courts in other parts of the world have dealt the folks from Mountain View a few setbacks. What does this mean for...Read More»

Safety campaign by Preventable, BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation, and the District of West Vancouver
Friday Video: Canadians Get Fancy, Use Trompe L'oeil Children As Speedbumps

Americans are talkers. We gab about everything, often very loudly. Sometimes we're criticized for that when we travel abroad, but whatever: we like to get out point across. We're not entirely sure where this fondness for putting things into words comes from. A generous assessment would say that we...Read More»

Screencap for Canadian ad for the Kia Soul
Video: Kia Gets To The Soul Of Social

A few weeks ago, Kia resuscitated its popular "hamsters" campaign for the Kia Soul with a new commercial, new social media (including an alignment with "Petville"), and even a new clothing line. As with the ads from 2009, Kia's hamsters play the role of young, hip, hip hop-loving urbanites...Read More»

Screencap from Green Calgary's 'Unacceptable' ad
Video: Canadian Anti-Idling Campaign Is 'Unacceptable', Geddy Lee Possibly To Blame

In the U.S., we often think of Canadians as our kinder, gentler, older, wiser siblings: the designated drivers of the Northern Hemisphere. They're friendly enough and pleasant to be around, but a tad reserved for our brash, American tastes. Then we stumbled across a commercial full of Canadians...Read More»

Ontario green license plate for hybrids and EVs
Ontario Goes Green With New Plates, HOV Perks

High Occupancy Vehicle lanes help reduce traffic congestion by encouraging carpools. In states like California and Virginia, they're also used as incentives for green car buyers, since drivers of approved hybrid and electric vehicles can cruise the HOV lanes even when traveling solo. Now comes news...Read More»

Smoking
WTF: Canadian Truckers Busted For Smoking Behind The Wheel

Like red light cameras, prohibitions on smoking in the workplace have become common in much of the Western world. But what happens when your workplace is your car -- or perhaps, your big rig? It's not such a hypothetical question in Ontario, where ten truckers have been hit with a $305 (Canadian)...Read More»

Canada
Saturn And Saab Skip Out On Canada

In a one-two punch to the diversity of Canadian showrooms, both Saturn and Saab have announced that they're pulling out of the Great White North. The Penske Automotive Group, which is purchasing the Saturn brand from General Motors, has already notified Canada's 46 Saturn dealers that it won't be...Read More»

The talented cast of Reno 911
Police Found Guilty Of Loving The Pontiac G8

Two days ago, General Motors said that it would be killing off the Pontiac brand. Before the company had even finished its prepared statement, police squads across the country were moaning. Here's why: once upon a time, the Ford Crown Victoria was the police car of choice, but some police...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Ready To Say 'Basta!' On Chrysler Deal, Thanks To Unions

No one would say that Chrysler's been doing well in recent months, but at least its situation hasn't been as dire as GM's. Smaller than The General and engaged to a sexy, Italian brand, Chrysler has clung to the promise of a modestly rosy future--until today. In an interview with this morning's...Read More»

Chrysler dumping Canada?
No, Canada: Chrysler Prepared To Take Toys, Go Home

Chrysler co-president Tom LaSorda hopped across the border to Canada yesterday. It was not a leisure trip. LaSorda paid a visit to the House of Commons in Ottawa, delivering some very grim news to those assembled. In a nutshell, he explained that Chrysler's sales in Canada are down by about 27%...Read More»

2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept
Sixth-Gen VW Rabbit To Reclaim Golf Moniker?

Sister site GreenCarReports claims that showgoers at the barely-noticed Toronto Auto Show got a sneak preview of the 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI. Yup, you read that right; in Canada, anyway, the sixth-gen vehicle goes from Rabbit nomenclature (introduced in the 5th-gen in 2006) back to Golf. Further...Read More»

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