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COMMUNITY MATTERS

It’s no secret that big things can happen when a community works together in the name of positive change. The question is: how do you motivate a community to put in the effort necessary to make the world a better place? Waterdown Collision, a Hamilton-based collision repair centre owned by Margaret and Domenic DiFelice, has found an answer to this question with their latest community outreach program, a partnership with Fozzy’s Fight to End Brain Tumours. In 2019, Nicholas Foster–known to many as “Fozzy”–of Waterdown, succumbed to a fatal brain tumour. He was just 21 years old. To commemorate Nicholas’ life, his family started Fozzy’s Fight to End Brain Tumours, a fundraising initiative to support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. A family member states, “With your donation, together we will bring hope. Hope through support, hope through information and education, and hope through research.”

In 2019, Nicholas Foster–known to many as “Fozzy”–of Waterdown, Ontario, succumbed to a fatal brain tumour. Waterdown Collision is offering its services to those who donate $50 or more to Fozzy’s Fight to End Brain Tumours.

FAUX LAMBO

The Ontario government is hoping that the recently beefed-up MOMS act will help teach a lesson to all the stunt drivers out there who may have doubted that their one-week grounding could be extended to a whole month. As defined by Ontario law, driving can be considered stunt driving when a driver is clocked at 40 km/h over the speed limit on roadways with speed limits of 80 km/h and less, or at 50km/h over the speed limit on roadways with speed limits higher than 80km/h. Perhaps the most significant update lies in the increase from a seven-day license suspension to 30 days for any case of stunt driving. As of September 12, stunt driving charges may now include the following penalties: Minimum one year and maximum three years suspension for a first conviction; minimum three years and maximum 10 years suspension for a second conviction; for a third conviction, your licence is suspended indefinitely with the possibility of having it reinstated at a later date and, for a fourth conviction within 10 years, your licence is suspended permanently.

FAUX LAMBO

Let us reflect on youth; the days when we would be sent off to school and assured by our parents that our knockoff “red-swinging-bug-man” backpack was “just as good” as Spider-Man, and that the other kids wouldn’t even notice. They always notice. Same goes for when you’re trying to sell off your Lamborghini and—oops—it’s actually a 2017 Toyota 86 wrapped in gold and dressed with Lambo badges. If you’re in the neighbourhood of Monaco Motorcars in North York, Ont., boy do they have a deal for you. For only $26,500 you can get a faux Lamborghini for the price of a Toyota with 60,000 km on it, not to mention 18-inch wheels, high-performance Invidia exhaust and all the badges and wrapping to at least warrant the double-take that the real supercar would get.

CAMBRIDGE QUALITY

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. has come away with the J.D. Power Plant Quality Award this year, recognizing TMMC’s South Plant in Cambridge, Ont. as one of the top facilities in the world. Plant awards are based on the lowest number of customer-reported defect/malfunction problems per vehicle.This year, the South Plant won the Silver award for building the Lexus RX. This is the fourth consecutive year, and ninth award overall, for the TMMC-built RX.

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