Trucks

The Lexus IS is a beautiful machine that should really be considered a functional sports car since it has four doors. And, frankly, high-riding crossovers can’t compete in this performance arena unless they are very expensive. PHOTO: LEXUS

2021 Lexus IS: Stunning looks, sharp handling and a new engine

Vehicle is among the more reasonably priced and one of the most fun to drive

  • Feb 2, 2022
The Lexus IS is a beautiful machine that should really be considered a functional sports car since it has four doors. And, frankly, high-riding crossovers can’t compete in this performance arena unless they are very expensive. PHOTO: LEXUS
Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

UPDATE: Talks get traffic moving again at snarled Alberta border crossing

Protesters feel heard, police say there are indications the open lanes may be temporary

Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A cyclist rides towards a police barricade where trucks are lined up near Parliament hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa police make two arrests following demonstration-related investigations

Convoy organizers threaten to stay ‘for as long as it takes’ to eliminate vaccine COVID mandates

A cyclist rides towards a police barricade where trucks are lined up near Parliament hill on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A person walks in a beam of afternoon sunlight as trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street part of a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, which continues throughout downtown Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Remaining protesters say they will not leave until all COVID restrictions are lifted

Conservative Deputy Leader Candice Bergen said Trudeau ‘gaslighting’ the protesters

A person walks in a beam of afternoon sunlight as trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street part of a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, which continues throughout downtown Ottawa, on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A statue of Terry Fox is decorated with a Canadian flag, protest sign and hat as protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. Some protesters jumped on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and others fastened an inverted Canadian flag to a statue of Terry Fox as they decried vaccine mandates in the nation’s capital on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Hometown B.C. mayor says Terry Fox ‘above politics’ so leave him out of protests

Brad West said the citizens of Port Coquitlam revere Fox after statue used in Ottawa protests

A statue of Terry Fox is decorated with a Canadian flag, protest sign and hat as protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates gather on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. Some protesters jumped on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and others fastened an inverted Canadian flag to a statue of Terry Fox as they decried vaccine mandates in the nation’s capital on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canadian flag is reflected in a wheel hub as anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Tired of it:’ Mayor in southern Alberta frustrated over border blockade by truckers

100 trucks lined up on a normally busy U.S. border crossing on Highway 4 near Coutts

The Canadian flag is reflected in a wheel hub as anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Police haven’t reported any violence at the ongoing Ottawa rally against vaccine mandates and other government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions, but critics warn that conflating the absence of bloodshed with “peaceful” protest downplays the dangers of this weekend’s demonstration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Calling the Ottawa protests ‘peaceful’ downplays non-violent dangers, critics say

As of Sunday afternoon, there were no arrests related to incidents of physical violence

Trucks are parked on Metcalfe Street as a rally against COVID-19 restrictions, which began as a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, continues in Ottawa, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. Police haven’t reported any violence at the ongoing Ottawa rally against vaccine mandates and other government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions, but critics warn that conflating the absence of bloodshed with “peaceful” protest downplays the dangers of this weekend’s demonstration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson

Ottawa police call in reinforcements as convoy takes up positions around Parliament

Hundreds of tractor trailers and supporting vehicles are expected to gather in Ottawa

Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson
Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson

Trucker protest converging on Canadian capital

The convoy of big rigs has been gaining participants and supporters as it rolls across the country

Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson
The front lawn of the Parliament buildings is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Parliament Hill security is preparing for up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend pushing back against lockdowns and vaccination mandates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Parliamentary security, police preparing as truckers’ protest convoy nears Ottawa

Up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend

The front lawn of the Parliament buildings is shown in Ottawa, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Parliament Hill security is preparing for up to 10,000 protesters to set up camp in downtown Ottawa this weekend pushing back against lockdowns and vaccination mandates.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Protesters of COVID-19 restrictions, and supporters of Canadian truck drivers protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate cheer on a convoy of trucks on their way to Ottawa, on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg, Man., Tuesday January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Police prepare for possible violence as fringe groups latch on to truckers convoy

Police estimate there could be up to 2,000 demonstrators, but the number is shifting quickly

Protesters of COVID-19 restrictions, and supporters of Canadian truck drivers protesting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate cheer on a convoy of trucks on their way to Ottawa, on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Winnipeg, Man., Tuesday January 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
Trucks sit idle before a cross-country convoy departure for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, in Delta, B.C., on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

GoFundMe withholding $4.5 million from trucker convoy until plan presented

Funds raised from 58,300 donors, according to the GoFundMe page of the ‘Freedom Convoy’

Trucks sit idle before a cross-country convoy departure for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, in Delta, B.C., on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Indications are the production Volkswagen ID Buzz electric van will stay fairly true to the concept, pictured. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN

The Auto Sleuth: The buzz on the Buzz, Bentley adds a second hybrid and more

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  • Jan 24, 2022
Indications are the production Volkswagen ID Buzz electric van will stay fairly true to the concept, pictured. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN
Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Trucking Alliance condemns protests by unvaccinated truckers

Website run by protest organizers says convoys of demonstrators are to hit the road in British Columbia

Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ont. into Detroit. Turmoil and confusion last week over whether truckers would remain exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate followed misinterpretations of regulations by both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya

Public Health Agency of Canada involved in ‘error’ on trucker vaccine rules: sources

Government provided no more explanation for the botched messaging

In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge from Windsor, Ont. into Detroit. Turmoil and confusion last week over whether truckers would remain exempt from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate followed misinterpretations of regulations by both the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Paul Sancya
Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Crane, planes and automobiles star in History Network’s Lost Car Rescue

Rescuing classic cars requires more than a love for the classics and…

Lee Brandt, A Langley-based crane operator who grew up in Milner will make his television show debut with History TV Canada’s new series, Lost Car Rescue. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Taos is 24 centimetres shorter than the Tiguan and the distance between the front and rear wheels 10 centimetress less. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN

Meet the 2022 Volkswagen Taos

The newcomer to VW’s utility-vehicle lineup is small, but it has big boots to fill

  • Jan 14, 2022
The Taos is 24 centimetres shorter than the Tiguan and the distance between the front and rear wheels 10 centimetress less. PHOTO: VOLKSWAGEN
The Corvette Z06 is wider than the standard Corvette, which makes room for wider tires while increasing the size of the side ducts that feed the engine. PHOTO: CHEVROLET

The Corvette Z06, a trio of new Mazdas, redesigned Tacoma + more

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  • Jan 6, 2022
The Corvette Z06 is wider than the standard Corvette, which makes room for wider tires while increasing the size of the side ducts that feed the engine. PHOTO: CHEVROLET
The new V-6 turbo-diesel option costs about $2,000 more than the base 5.3-litre gasoline V-8, a fee that can easily be recouped in fuel savings. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS

Chevy’s big-and-tall carryall rules the road like no other rig in its class

In need of big space? The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is impossible to ignore

  • Jan 1, 2022
The new V-6 turbo-diesel option costs about $2,000 more than the base 5.3-litre gasoline V-8, a fee that can easily be recouped in fuel savings. PHOTO: GENERAL MOTORS
An electric plug is connected to a BMW i8 vehicle during the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Thursday February 16, 2017. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says the government is looking to overhaul the rebate program for electric vehicles to more closely align with the kinds of cars Canadians actually want to buy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Canada looks to retool EV rebate program to include more expensive SUVs, pickups

Program restricts rebates to new vehicles with a max base price of $45,000 and $55,000 for upgraded features

An electric plug is connected to a BMW i8 vehicle during the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Thursday February 16, 2017. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says the government is looking to overhaul the rebate program for electric vehicles to more closely align with the kinds of cars Canadians actually want to buy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch