Accident Prevention: Truck containing 30,000lbs. of diapers flips on Hwy. 401

Maitland, Ontario — Sometimes work stinks so bad you feel like someone just dumped 30,000 pounds of diapers in front of you—other times, work stinks so bad you are responsible for cleaning up 30,000 pounds of diapers in the middle of a snow storm. An overturned tractor trailer on Ontario’s Highway 401 near Maitland marked […]

Hall of Shame: MPI names top five auto insurance fraud cases of 2021

Winnipeg, Manitoba — People look forward to a year-end wrap-up list to help take stock; top albums of the year, top plays in the NHL, top baby names, etc. All of those are mere placeholders until Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) releases its top five auto insurance frauds of 2021. From blaming collisions on non-existent kidnappers […]

Think Thick: MPI publishes infographic on ice safety for drivers

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Canadians have the bad habit of treating frozen bodies of water as a direct challenge to their freedom—Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) is attempting to push back against this notion with a warning to drivers to always take note of ice thickness when heading out onto frozen surfaces this winter. According to MPI, […]

Dealing with Deluge: Tips for escaping a flooding vehicle

Toronto, Ontario — Ocean levels are on the rise and flooding is a near daily occurrence in parts of Canada; knowing what to do when your car starts filling with water is more important now than ever. One of the most basic and still most important rules to follow in a flood is to trust […]

Power Saving Mode: Chevrolet Bolt update limits range to curb fire risk

Toronto, Ontario — Drivers of the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt will have their full parking privileges back “in the coming weeks” as General Motors announced that a new software update is expected to significantly reduce fire risk in the vehicle. A spokesperson from GM said that the update will limit the maximum state of charge for […]

Winter Wisdom: SGI winter driver tips following first major snowfall of the season

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The first signs of winter have hit the prairies and representatives from SGI are reminding Saskatchewan drivers to take a little extra care and be prepared for anything this season. As Saskatoon wrestles with the 8 centimetres of snow it received over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) […]

Sliding into the Season: CAA Manitoba issues winter driving warning for motorists

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Winter is already well on its way for most of Canada and CAA Manitoba is reminding drivers to get their vehicles winter-ready before the snow first hits. “It’s time to prepare your vehicle by installing winter tires and getting your battery checked by a professional,” said manager of government and community relations […]

Double Parked: Ontario Hwy. 407 blocked by emergency plane landing

Markham, Ontario — Nothing gets commuters steamed faster than some joker holding things up in the left lane—but when that joker just up and parks their plane in the fast lane? Forget about it. A small propeller plane taking off from Buttonville Airport in Markham, Ont. on Wednesday was forced to make an emergency landing […]

Illuminating Results: IIHS releases report on headlight-related accident prevention

Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says its headlight ratings are doing the job, as the organization reports that vehicles equipped with “good”-rated headlights are successfully staying out of collisions on the road. According to IIHS, vehicles with a “good” rating in the IIHS evaluation have nighttime crash rates that are […]