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Camosun College has received a $1.285 million donation the college says will help open the doors to more women pursuing a career in a range of Red Seal trades programs.

The gift from The Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation is the second time the foundation has supported the Empowering Women in the Trades program and is a five-year commitment. It represents the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the college outside of estate gifts.

In 2017, the Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation made a $1,000,000 pledge to create this incredibly important and successful program. As a result of the women-specific programs at Camosun, more than 1,000 women have gone on to pursue a career in high-demand areas such as automotive
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North Vancouver residents, Tesla critics or fans of fire in general, may recall an incident in May where a Tesla Model Y burst into an uncontrollable blaze and prompted a Transport Canada investigation—well, EV advocates can exhale as battery failure has been ruled out as a cause.

Jamil Jutha was driving towards Mountain Highway when his vehicle shut down in the middle of the road. The public spectacle created by the blazing Tesla on a busy Vancouver Street prompted Transport Canada to conduct its own investigation, which ruled out a battery in thermal runaway as the cause.

Jutha’s vehicle has undergone two official inspections from Transport Canada and ICBC officials in June and August of 2022, where investigators deduced that the fire started closer to the body control module on the left side of the dashboard. (PHOTO: @SonsofVancouver on Twitter).
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