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1/19/2018: FRONT PAGE: Canadian MINT to Australia: DESTROY $2M worth of these COINS or hand them over

(image) The Royal Canadian Mint is suing its Australian counterpart over the way it prints red poppies on its commemorative Remembrance Day coins. Documents filed in Australia’s Federal Court in December allege The Royal Australian Mint used without...



1/19/2018: FRONT PAGE: Charges in two Gay Village killings
Toronto police have charged a 66- year- old man with murdering two gay men and say they believe he is responsible for several other deaths. The arrest comes a month after Chief Mark Saunders insisted that there was no evidence to suggest a serial...



1/19/2018: FRONT PAGE: Left to suffer in #MeToo limbo
A few months ago, I helped get a book contract for a friend, who is a convicted murderer. The killing in question was a settling of accounts among petty criminals back in t he 1980s. My friend spent two decades behind bars before being rel eased a few...



1/19/2018: FRONT PAGE: Toronto, Canada’s lone survivor in Amazon race
When tech giant Amazon announced last year it wants to build a huge second headquarters, after the first in Seattle, it did more than kick off a continental bidding war among major American cities like Denver, Los Angeles, and New York. It also...



1/19/2018: NAVIGATOR: PRECARIOUS PLACE FOR A PLANE

(image) A Turkish passenger plane stuck in mud on an embankment is retrieved by cranes on Thursday. The passenger plane skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed late Saturday at Trabzon’s airport in northern Turkey. The Pegasus...



1/19/2018: NAVIGATOR: Wearing 10 layers? That might not fly
Canada’s airport security agency has no issue with passengers boarding a plane wearing every sweater and pair of jeans in their wardrobe to avoid baggage fees, but individual airlines may stop them from boarding flights. Earlier this week, Ryan Carney...



1/19/2018: NAVIGATOR: 6
The number of minutes of sunshine Moscow enjoyed in the whole month of December. The blanket of thick cloud did make the month warmer than usual. The average amount of December sunshine is a not-too-cheery 18 hours.



1/19/2018: NEWS: ‘YOU WERE HER FRIEND’

(image) About midnight on March 24, 2015, teenage friends Brittney Gargol and Cheyenne Rose Antoine posted a smiling selfie of themselves to Facebook — a picture not unlike millions uploaded daily to the popular website. About six hours later, the body of...



1/19/2018: NEWS: Hijab hoax far bigger than it should have been

(image) On Monday, when it emerged that an 11- year- old girl had fabricated her story of being attacked by a scissors-wielding Asian man intent on removing her hijab, some media outlets immediately stripped her name out of reports and blurred her face in...



1/19/2018: NEWS: ALBERTA BURNS TREES TO STOP PINE BEETLE INFESTATION

(image) Foresters and provincial officials are burning tens of thousands of trees along the boundary of Jasper National Park to try to slow the spread of mountain pine beetles. Mike Underschulz of Alberta Agriculture says the province is spending up to $20...



1/19/2018: CANADA: Prostitution inertia may lead to charter challenge
Fin Ottawa or a self- proclaimed progressive government, with a declared feminist prime minister, it is beyond odd that the Liberals have not moved to repeal the Conservative prostitution law, drafted hastily after the Supreme Court struck down the...



1/19/2018: CANADA: TOO MUCH TO BEAR

(image) Wildlife experts are calling a video of a Kodiak bear from an Alberta zoo being taken through a drive-thru and being fed ice cream by the restaurant’s owner irresponsible and disrespectful. The video, posted on social media by the Discovery Wildlife...



1/19/2018: CANADA: Tim Hortons protests expand nationwide
• Protesters angered by some Ontario Tim Hortons franchisees who slashed workers’ benefits and breaks after the province raised its minimum wage plan to spread their rallies to other areas of the country. About 50 demonstrations are planned in cities...



1/19/2018: CANADA: CANADIANS’ APPROVAL OF TRUMP’S JOB PERFORMANCE DROPS

(image) Canadians’ impression of the United States is plummeting under President Donald Trump, two polls suggest. In a global Gallup survey 20 per cent of Canadian respondents said they approved of the job performance of U.S. leadership; 76 per cent said they...



1/19/2018: CANADA: Newhealth partnerships work to improve patient care

(image) If you have psoriatic arthritis, you know it can be tough to live with. The autoimmune disorder, often associated with the skin condition psoriasis, can lead to joint inflammation and swollen toes and fingers. The symptoms range from mild discomfort to...



1/19/2018: CANADA: PEOPLE WARNED NOT TO EAT LAUNDRY DETERGENT PODS

(image) Canadian authorities are warning people to stop eating laundry detergent pods, a strange and dangerous online trend that has resulted in more than 40 hospitalizations in North America. In a statement issued Thursday, Health Canada warned teens and...



1/19/2018: CANADA: Yes, U.S. border guards can search your cell

(image) • In one of several testy exchanges during a U. S. Senate hearing this week, the country’s Homeland Security head was pressed to explain a new policy that allows customs agents to examine the cellphones of travellers at the border. “I want to make...



1/19/2018: CANADA: Canadian, U.S. hostages in ‘good spirits’
Two Canadians and two Americans being held hostage in Nigeria are together and in “good spirits,” a state police official said Thursday, confirming that their captors had issued a ransom demand. Agyole Abbeh, the commissioner of police in the state of...



1/19/2018: CANADA: VANCOUVER AQUARIUM WILL END DISPLAY OF DOLPHINS, WHALES

(image) The Vancouver Aquarium has announced that it will no longer display whales or dolphins. Aquarium president John Nightingale says in a statement that the facility will focus instead on raising awareness of ocean issues impacting other marine animals. He...



1/19/2018: WORLD: 52 PEOPLE DIE IN BUS FIRE NEAR UZBEKISTAN BORDER

(image) A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people on Thursday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said. The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the Emergencies Department of the former Soviet nation in Central Asia...



1/19/2018: WORLD: Israel digs deep to prevent tunnels
Israel unveiled plans for an underground border wall around Gaza Thursday, which military officials said would stop Hamas burrowing into its territory. A $ 860 milli on s ubterranean concrete barrier will run for 64 kilometres along the entire border,...



1/19/2018: WORLD: ‘House of Horrors’ kids planned escape
• The 17- year- old girl who raised the alarm about a “House of Horrors” where she and her 12 siblings had been locked up for years had plotted her escape for two years. Prosecutors detailing the case against David and Louise Turpin, who appeared...



1/19/2018: WORLD: LOVE IS IN THE AIR: POPE MARRIES COUPLE ON PLANE

(image) Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from a Chilean airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago. Bride Paula Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, said “I do” after...



1/19/2018: WORLD: EX-BOXER CHARGED WITH ENCOURAGING ACTS OF TERRORISM

(image) A former British boxing champion has been charged with encouraging extremist violence. Police said Thursday that 36- year- old Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging acts of terrorism. They say the London native, a convert to Islam, posted a...



1/19/2018: WORLD: TRUMP RANKLES AT CLAIM HE’S ‘ EVOLVED’ ON WALL

(image) President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed back against a characterization by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that his views on a border wall had “evolved” and privately fumed about the episode. “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or...



1/19/2018: WORLD: NEW PROTECTION FOR RELIGIOUS HEALTH WORKERS
Moving to solidify its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion. The announcement Thursday by the Department of Health...



1/19/2018: WORLD: BILL SUPPORTS FORCE TO RECLAIM OCCUPIED REGIONS
Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday passed a bill that aims to reintegrate the eastern territories currently controlled by Russiabacked separatists, and goes as far as to declare support for taking them back by military force if necessary. The bill...



1/19/2018: ISSUES & IDEAS: Trudeau defies truth just like Trump

(image) People routinely get the vapours over Donald Trump as a “post-truth” politician. But hey, we’ve got one here, too. Justin Trudeau keeps saying things like, “We are not limiting freedom of expression or freedom of belief in any shape or form. We are...



1/19/2018: ISSUES & IDEAS: PM’s love of dictatorships showing again

(image) The prime minister was humiliated on his trade mission to China last month when his trade proposals were summarily dismissed and he was sent packing. Yet the time was not wasted, as it appears that Justin Trudeau learned something about totalitarian...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Vote postponed
Trading in shares of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. was halted for two- anda-half hours on Thursday morning, as the company announced it was postponing a key shareholder meeting in order to discuss a potential transaction with Aurora Cannabis Inc. The two...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: BMO makes pot debut
• Bank of Montreal’s medical marijuana financing debut may herald more competition for institutions already doing cannabis- related business, but it could also lend more legitimacy to the industry, some players say. BMO became the first major Canadian...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: KXL secures backing from shippers
• TransCanada Corp. said Thursday it had signed enough 20- year contracts to make its proposed Keystone XL pipeline commercially viable, but stopped short of announcing a final decision of the controversial project. Calgary- based TransCanada said...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: CP CEO WATCHING NAFTA TALKS CLOSELY
The chief executive of Canadian Pacific Railways Ltd. said he is keeping a close eye on contentious NAFTA discussions that could affect the company’s cross- border business. Keith Creel, who has been leading Canada’s secondlargest railway for the last...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Sherritt gets creative on financings

(image) For those who like their financings complex, the recent news from Sherritt International will provide sufficient fodder for at least a few meals. Over two days, it announced: a $ 100 million offering of units; a plan to purchase, by way of a Dutch...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: EX-TD CEO CLARK TO HELP GUIDE LCBO MOVE TO POT SALES

(image) A retired bank executive is set to become the next chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a Crown corporation newly tasked with selling and distributing recreational marijuana once it’s legalized this summer. Former Toronto- Dominuion Bank...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Trump policy could boost Toronto’s Amazon HQ2 bid

(image) • Toronto is the only city outside the United States that made the shortlist in Amazon Inc.’s contest for its second North American headquarters — and experts believe Canada’s more relaxed immigration policies give it a real shot at landing the coveted...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Climate-risk aversion stalling clean-tech industry: expert

(image) • A $ 700- million investment to help clean technology firms expand and develop new products won’t turn Canada’s clean-tech industry into the “trillion dollar opportunity” the government keeps touting until we get out of our fossil-fuel comfort zone,...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: Ottawa plans for worst with NAFTA discussions

(image) • Federal finance minister Bill Morneau suggested Thursday his department is running internal scenarios that include what would happen i f NAFTA talks were to falter. But he said Ottawa remains heavily f ocused on “Plan A,” which is strengthening the...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: CANADIAN VEHICLE PRODUCTION FALLS EVEN AS SALES RISE

(image) DesRosiers Automotive Consultants esti mates that Canadian light vehicle production fell about seven per cent last year even though sales hit a record of more than two million. The automotive expert expects 2.2 million cars and light trucks were built...



1/19/2018: FP INVESTING: Canada Goose shows retail IPOs don’t have to be awful

(image) The most talked-about retail IPOs of 2017 haven’t exactly been smashing successes. Shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc., the meal- kit company, have cratered since debuting on the public market last June. Stitch Fix Inc., the online personal- styling...



1/19/2018: FP INVESTING: New ETF leverages emotional sell-offs
A new exchange-traded fund offers investors the chance to profit from everyone else’s panic. The actively managed Redwood Behavioural Opportunities Fund, which started trading Wednesday on Toronto’s Aequitas NEO Exchange under the symbol BHAV, buys or...



1/19/2018: FP INVESTING: Apple’s U.S. shift should lift shares
Li ke President Donald Trump, Apple Inc. wants to “Make America Great Again,” or at least that’s one takeaway from its plan to directly contribute US$ 350 billion to the U. S. economy over the next five years. But the real beneficiaries will likely be...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: CFIB’S RED TAPE AWARDS PAINFULLY FUNNY

(image) Bureaucracy would be funny if it weren’t so painful. Who are we kidding? The egregiously absurd can also be pretty laughable. Ahead of Canada’s Red Tape Awareness Week ( Jan. 22-26), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has announced the...



1/19/2018: FINANCIAL POST: WESTJET APPEALS LOST BID TO HAVE LAWSUIT TOSSED

(image) WestJet has filed an appeal after the Supreme Court of British Columbia refused to throw out a proposed class- action lawsuit that accuses the company of fostering a corporate culture that tolerates harassment against female employees. The airline...



1/19/2018: FP COMMENT: A ‘societal’ Trojan horse

(image) In his annual letter to companies that his firm invests in, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink asked executives to pay attention to their “societal impact.” He obviously doesn’t know what “societal impact” means. Fink is not the only one to revel in the...



1/19/2018: FP COMMENT: Small government for everyone
If you have a heart, support big government. It will raise the minimum wage for low- wage workers at manageable cost to the economy as a whole. If you have a head, support small government. It will raise wages for all workers at no cost — only benefits...



1/19/2018: FP COMMENT: How high will rates go?
So interest rates are continuing their slow rise, as the Bank of Canada ordained Wednesday. Now the next question in this impatient age: How high will they go? The first step toward answering that is deciding what determines interest rates. The second...



1/19/2018: FP COMMENT: Barrick studies impact of Pascua-Lama closure order

(image) Barrick Gold Corp. is analyzing revised sanctions on its Pascua- Lama project on the Chile- Argentina border after Chile’s environmental agency reduced a fine but imposed new conditions, including the definitive closure of the original project...



1/19/2018: FP COMMENT: TRANS MOUNTAIN DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS SET
The National Energy Board says it has established a process to resolve future permitting issues between the builders of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and provincial and municipal authorities. The NEB says that under the new process, it...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Saddle up for the next great western

(image) If you dig a good western, you need to wait donkey’s years for one to come around. Top 10 lists for the genre don’t generally include anything this side of the 21st-century divide, although some (fairly) recent standouts include 2010’s Meek’s Cutoff,...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Country and romance just don’t mix
There hasn’t been a Nicholas Sparks adaptation on the screen in two years now, but Forever My Girl is the next best/worst thing, arriving just early enough that if you see it right away, you may get the taste out of your mouth before Valentine’s Day....



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: BLOOD AND FLAG-WAVING

(image) Adozen desperate men on a daring mission a gai nst i mpossible odds s ounds l i ke a great fictional yarn. But 12 Strong, based on the book Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton, is a true story, which complicates its trajectory. It’s OK to put Chris...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Den of Thieves will rob you of 140 minutes
Den of Thieves is a very particular type of heist movie. While most examples of the genre are content to merely show you a theft, this one wants to actually perpetrate one. It will soak you of two hours and 20 minutes of your time, delivered in small,...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Tears for what went before the new regime

(image) A word of warning: The Final Year may make you cry. If you feel despair at the prospect of a racist, sexist, inarticulate liar holding the highest office in the world, you will despair even more at the memory of a time when none of that was true. Greg...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: An empathy gut punch hits with a terror twist
Movies are what- if fantasy machines, prodding us to imagine what we would do in various permutations of love or hate. In the Fade, the latest from German director Fatih Akin, presents a most extreme example, after Katja ( Diane Kruger) loses her...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: WOMEN A MERE 18% OF KEY POSITIONS IN TOP 250 FILMS

(image) When Natalie Portman called out the Golden Globes for its “all male” Best Director nominees, she may have gotten a couple of chuckles from her co-presenter, Ron Howard. However, the lack of female nominees, particularly in a year that included major...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Two more women accuse stunt chief of sexual assault

(image) After actress Eliza Dushku revealed over the weekend that stunt coordinator Joel Kramer had molested her at the age of 12 while filming True Lies, two more women have come forward. One accusation comes from stuntwoman Laura Albert, who claims Kramer...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Dushku’s co-stars respond to allegations
Over the weekend, actress Eliza Dushku claimed that s t unt co- ordinator Joel Kramer sexually assaulted her when she was 12 years old while shooting True Lies in 1994. Star Arnold Schwarzenegger commented on the allegations on Monday, in response to...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Disney stands by decision to ‘brown up’ white actors

(image) Just months after Disney’s live- action adaptation of Aladdin came under fire for inventing a new white character named Prince Anders, played by actor Billy Magnussen, the studio is feeling the fire yet again when news leaked this week that the...



1/19/2018: POST MOVIES: Baldwin defends Allen as denunciations pile up

(image) With news in recent weeks that Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet have expressed their regret for working with Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin has come out in defence of the director. Allen has been hounded by accusations that he molested...



1/19/2018: DIVERSIONS: HOROSCOPE
Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or big decisions from 6:45 AM to 3:45 PM EST today. After that, the Moon moves from Aquarius into Pisces. Aries (March 21-April 19) You will be intuitive today talking to bosses, parents and VIPs. You might be able to...



1/19/2018: DIVERSIONS: CANADIAN CRISSCROSS
ACROSS 1. Pieces of furniture 5. Short sketches 10. Parts of wheels that the tire is put on 14. Monetary unit of Yemen 15. Mysterious and frightening 16. Actor Jannings 17. Hindu god of fire 18. Having no clothes on 19. Captain Hook’s bo’sun 20. Hot...



1/19/2018: DIVERSIONS: CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
ACROSS 1 Steal funds (6) 4 Sylvester kicks shifty deceptive type (8) 9 Located far away in Baltimore motel (6) 10 Really popular result (2,6) 11 Religious man in party, very short about article (9) 13 Depressing experience without doubt, initially, for...



1/19/2018: DIVERSIONS: BRIDGE
It’s often been said that trick one is the most important trick in determining the fate of many contracts and today’s deal is striking proof of just that! Preferring to show his hand’s skewed distribution with long diamonds, North picked a good time...



1/19/2018: DIVERSIONS: SUDOKU
Level: Evil To solve this puzzle, each 3x3 box, each row and each column must contain all the numbers 1 to 9. Puzzles come in four grades: easy, medium, hard and evil.



1/19/2018: DIVERSIONS: PEPYS ’ DIARY

(image) Samuel Pepys ( 1633-1703) was the naval administrator and first secretary of the British Admiralty. Here’s what he wrote on this day in 1665. Up and ready, called on by Mr. Moone, my Lord Bellases’ secretary, who and I good friends though I have...



1/19/2018: DIVERSIONS: ON T HI S DAY
January 19, 1950 — Peter Freuchen Ittinuar, the first Inuk MP, was born in Chesterfield Inlet, N.W.T. In 1962, Ittinuar was chosen to take part in the “Eskimo experiment,” a federal program that sent Inuit children to live with southern white families...



1/19/2018: POST SPORTS: ‘It’s truly a special honour’

(image) The Big E was big- time grateful. “It ’s unbelievable,” said an emotional Eric Lindros, moments before his No. 88 was raised to the rafters at Wells Fargo Center and officially retired by the Philadelphia Flyers. “These are one of those days that you...



1/19/2018: POST SPORTS: NEUTRAL RUSSIAN UNIFORMS UNVEILED

(image) The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing grey and red in Pyeongchang. Under an International Olympic Committee ruling last month that formally banned the Russia team, as many as 200 Russians could end up competing under the Olympic flag next...



1/19/2018: POST SPORTS: IN THIS CORNER

(image) — Gael Monfils on p layers s uffering due to the heat wave 40 C- of p lus temperatures at the Australian Open.



1/19/2018: POST SPORTS: Big E was ‘catalyst’ for Legion of Doom
For most hockey fans, it was one of the greatest nicknames of all time. But not everyone was a fan of the Legion of Doom. “My grandmother didn’t like it,” said Mikael Renberg. “She thought it sounded too evil.” Most opponents would probably agree....



1/19/2018: SPORTS: Injury keeps Brady out of practice

(image) Okay, you can panic a bit, New England Patriots fans. Tom Brady did not practise on Thursday after injuring his right hand at Wednesday’s team workout. Although reporters and cameramen saw the quarterback in full uniform during the warmup portion they...



1/19/2018: SPORTS: Jeffery’s brash prediction closer to true (sort of )

(image) Alshon Jeffery made a preposterous prediction 13 months ago. “I guarantee you we’ ll win the Super Bowl next year,” declared the veteran receiver. The statement was so absurd because, at the time, Jeffery was playing for the Chicago Bears, who had...



1/19/2018: SPORTS: DeRozan finally shines among the stars

(image) Nine years into his NBA career, DeMar DeRozan has that little kid feeling again. He remembers the exact sentiment back in 2003, when the NBA all- star game came to Los Angeles. Playing in the league was still very much a future dream, but the...



1/19/2018: SPORTS: Djokovic survives, Wawrinka falls in the Aussie Open’s ‘brutal’ heat

(image) • Stan Wawrinka left it as late as possible before deciding his knee might just be good enough to get him through the Australian Open, the site of his grand slam breakthrough. The 2014 champion clearly wasn’t fit enough against No. 97- ranked Tennys...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: RANGER RETURNS WITH TURBO

(image) The Ford Ranger, long t he choice of small contractors, outdoors people and those who need a pickup now and then but didn’t want ( or need) a full- size truck, is back. The mid-size truck was off the market after being mothballed in North America in...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: Can brainpower keep us driving?

(image) How complicated are our brains? Some would say not very — cue references to the Fire and Fury currently captivating American politics regarding a certain politician’s mental fitness — but the truth is that, according to neuroscientists, the average...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: OK with your car giving up your secrets?

(image) It’s been nearly five years since some Canadian car insurance companies followed their U.S. counterparts and introduced telematics as a way for consumers to save on insurance. Let us put a black box, or dongle, into your car and we will reward you for...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: THE UPDATED 2019 MINI COOPER IS NOW A BIT MORE BRITISH

(image) Mini’s Cooper is getting a refresh for the 2019 model year, a mild facelift that sees new tail lights, headlights and options added to the two- and four- door hardtops and the convertible. The only real change up front is to the headlights, which now...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: Nimble CUV can be a bit of a charmer

(image) OK, so Nissan named the Qashqai after some mountain people living in Iran. I’m not sure why. It’s an appellation that doesn’t trip off the tongue — which is probably why it’s known as the Rogue Sport in the U.S. I, and others, have taken to calling...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: Cold snaps can affect cars in not-so-obvious ways
We are all painfully aware of the various complaints our treasured rides give us when Old Man Winter dishes out his best — or worst. Slow engine cranking on startup, creaks and moans from the suspension and almost any other moving part, and frosty...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: THE NEW FORD ECOSPORT STARTS AT $21,999 IN CANADA

(image) Ford’s new EcoSport subcompact crossover was expected to be one of the hottest reveals of early 2018, but it was with little fanfare that Ford put Canadian pricing and specs on its website this month. The five- passenger EcoSport — which will rival the...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: 2019 Silverado debuts at Detroit show with a diesel under the hood

(image) What is it? Turning 100 years old is kind of a big deal, especially for the Chevrolet Silverado. After more than a century, and a teaser just last month, GM has taken the wraps off the 2019 Silverado. Why does it matter? The Silverado is Chevrolet’s...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: 2019 RDX shows off new True Touchpad

(image) What is it? The prototype 2019 Acura RDX five-passenger SUV is now in its third generation and fully embodies the brand’s new design language. Why does it matter? Besides moving to a new Acuraexclusive platform, the 2019 RDX will boast several...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: 2018 ACCORD WINS NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

(image) Voted on by no fewer than 60 North American journalists — including yours truly — the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year are highlights of automotive award season. The finalists for the car portion were the new Toyota Camry, Honda’s...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: 2019 MUSTANG BULLITT IS THE ULTIMATE STEVE McQUEEN DREAM

(image) What is it? Ford has forever produced special- edition Mustangs, but the Bullitt just revealed at the 2018 Detroit auto show has some special appeal because it comes 50 years after the film Bullitt, starring Steve McQueen, was released — a film that to...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: LF- 1 LIMITLESS CONCEPT PREVIEWS LEXUS’S FLAGSHIP SUV FUTURE

(image) What is it? Lexus’s concept of a future when SUVs reign supreme in the luxury segment. Why does it matter? Although Lexus calls its design Molten Katana, created from “molten metal forged into a fine Japanese sword,” what it really is is a tad more...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: 2019 TOYOTA AVALON MAKES JUMP TO LEGITIMATELY SEXY

(image) What is it? A decidedly more aggressive looking remake of Toyota’s terminally somnolent Avalon. Why does it mat - ter? Truth be told, it may not matter all that much. Sedans, as we are constantly told, are on their death bed and none more terminal...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: 2019 HONDA INSIGHT MOVES THE HYBRID UP THE RANGE

(image) What is it? Honda’s third try at sticking the Insight name on a hybrid, this time on a sedan with mainstream looks instead of a quirky economy hatchback. Why does it matter? Convention dictates a hybrid has to look like a hybrid. It has to stand out,...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: ALL- NEW RAM SLIMS, GAINS MILD HYBRID POWERTRAIN

(image) What is it? The first all-new Ram full- size pickup in almost a decade. Why does it matter? Well, considering how important truck sales are to the Detroit Three, with lots of sales and an even more disproportionate amount of profit, ensuring its...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: Q INSPIRATION BLENDS ‘HUMAN- CENTRIC’ INTERIOR, AUTONOMY

(image) What is it? The Q Inspiration concept looks at how Infiniti’s advanced variable compression VC-Turbo powertrain, nextlevel autonomous technologies and a “unique human- centric” interior might play out. Why does it matter? Stylistically, the Infiniti Q...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: The top-selling vehicles in a banner sales year

(image) Canadians bought 2,038,798 cars, trucks and SUVs last year, more vehicles than any other year in history. Last year’s total vehicle sales gained 4.6 per cent over 2016’s strong results. Again, Ford was No. 1 overall (308,474 units, up 1.6 per cent),...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: GM ready to deploy no-steering-wheel car

(image) General Motors wants to add a fully autonomous car — one without a steering wheel or pedals — to its commercial ride- sharing fleets in 2019, and it’s now seeking approval from the U. S. government to do so. GM calls the Cruise AV the “first...



1/19/2018: POST DRIVING: HYUNDAI BUILDING A TWO- SEAT HYBRID SUPERCAR

(image) Hyundai has confirmed it plans to build a plug- in hybrid two- seat supercar, though whether the firm will market it as a Hyundai, under its new N performance brand, or as its own spun- off nameplate is unknown. The rumours that Hyundai was poaching...