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    Motorsports: New Ontario racetrack green-lit, hopes to woo NASCAR
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    You may think that NASCAR is exclusively an American sport, but it has quite a following in Canada, too. How do we know that? Well, aside from knowing a few fans who count themselves among our neighbors to the north, it seems that a project has been green-lighted to build a NASCAR-minded speedway ...

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    Report: CAW and Ford ratify agreement, Chrysler still pending
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    According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford's Canadian employees have ratified their union contract, making Chrysler the only automaker to not have worked out an agreement with its Canadian workforce. Employees from Ford of Canada voted 82 percent in favor of a new national contract following a ...

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    Video: Canadian auto dealer uses radio spot to get even with crooks
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    Marty Giles runs a Ford dealership in Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Marty Giles had his dealership robbed over the weekend. Marty Giles has a good sense of humor... and a plan to get even. What you are listening to in the video below is an actual radio spot, in which Giles tells listeners, ...

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    Report: Detroit Three ask for big cuts from CAW, union unwilling to acquiesce
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    The Detroit Big Three are seeking "dramatic changes" in their contracts with the Canadian Auto Workers. According to a Reuters report, the CAW claims that the U.S. automakers are angling for deep pension and benefit cuts. The CAW says it has no intention of adhering to these proposed ...

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    Report: Health Canada clamps down on Targa Newfoundland over collectable Marlboro suit
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    We're sure you remember Zahir Rana, the gentleman who piloted a Ferrari Enzo into the Atlantic Ocean during last year's Targa Newfoundland. When the gentleman took his co-pilot and his car for a swim, he happened to be wearing a racing suit once worn by Rubens Barrichello. Back when the Formula ...

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    Video: If you see a road sign doing this, run for cover
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    Everyone knows that highway signs aren't supposed to bounce like they just remembered the lyrics to "Jump Around" by House of Pain. But this particular sign across a highway in Calgary, Alberta, Canada doesn't care about your so-called common knowledge. A storm that brought some serious wind ...

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    Video: Creepy or Clever Marketing? Porsche dealer puts your house in direct marketing material
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    Pfaff Auto in Toronto, Canada has taken credit for creating the world's first piece of instant direct mail – a variation on the regular direct mail that goes from the doorstep straight to the waste basket. The dealership took a white Porsche 911 Carrera S to well-monied Toronto ...

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    Report: Toyota looking to shift some Lexus RX production from Japan to Canada
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    In an effort to reduce the Yen's impact on its bottom line, Toyota says it will invest $100 million in its Cambridge, Ontario plant to increase output of the Lexus RX CUV. The Ontario factory is Toyota's only Lexus producer outside of Japan. "This is a big and ambitious project with new ...

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    Recalls: Ford recalls 10,000+ 2013 Escape crossovers for brake-pedal interference issue
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    A Ford factory employee noticed a potential issue with the carpet padding on the left side of the center console trim on the 2013 Ford Escape that has resulted in a recall of the hot-selling new crossover. If the padding gets out of position, it can push the trim piece out, reducing the clearance ...

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    Report: Mini Canada's former ad agency selling one last car
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    It isn't always kittens and cotton candy when a client splits with an advertising agency, especially at the end of a long relationship. If either side makes a statement at all, it's usually full of platitudes and the kind of celebrity divorce tone that leads you to wonder, "What happened ...

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    Video: Canada gets hotter Subaru BRZ commercials than we do
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    If you've been fighting the urge to sink your bank account into a Subaru BRZ, go ahead and skip this post. As it turns out, our neighbors to the north are being bombarded with a new ad for the sexy Japanese sports car. The spot has all the makings of a winner. With an ear-catching siren, ...

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    Report: Canadian Auto Workers lobby government for national auto policy
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    Shortly after General Motors announced it would eliminate an assembly line at Oshawa, thereby eliminating 2,000 jobs, the Canadian Auto Workers union got on the phone to set up meetings with ministers from the three major political parties in Canada. The CAW didn't just want to jawbone and ...

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    Motorsports: Champions face off at the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix [spoilers]
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    Formula One comes and goes when it comes to racing North America. While new grands prix are slated for Texas and New Jersey, the Canadian Grand Prix has – with few exceptions – been a steady event on the F1 calendar. Heading into Montreal, Ferrari pilot Fernando Alonso was just ahead ...

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    Report: GM to shut Oshawa line, shed 2,000 jobs
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    According to the Toronto Sun, General Motors will be shutting down one of the lines at its Oshawa, Ontario plant, putting 2,000 workers out of a job. As of yet, no official notice has been given to the employees or the Canadian Auto Workers union that represents them, though an official ...

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    Exclusive: Volkswagen seriously considering Amarok pickup for Canada
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    Full-size pickups continue to rule the sales roost in North America, and there frankly hasn't been much action in the small and midsize segment to generate new interest. Ford finally put its Ranger out to pasture, the Ram Dakota is gone and a Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon replacement has a ways ...

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    Report: Student protests in Montreal threaten Canadian Grand Prix
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    As Formula One racing expands around the globe, we've come to expect certain potential disruptions. Demonstrators in Bahrain scuttled last year's grand prix there, and nearly did the same again this year. Violent crime in Brazil has caused some issues at that country's F1 race as well. And over ...

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    Motorsports: Penske hires Jacques Villeneuve for two NASCAR Nationwide races
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    Unlike his pre-BAR Honda F1 days, Jacques Villeneuve's NASCAR career has been strewn with potholes – and by "potholes" we mean crashes, mechanical failures and lowly finishes. But there have been a few successes, with third-place finishes at Montreal in 2010 and at Road America in 2011 ...

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    Video: Canadian motorist hits moose, loses memory, yet makes it to work on time
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    We will cop to having arrived at work suffering from memory loss, but never from hitting a moose. At least not that we can remember, anyway. It's a story that verily defines "news of the weird," courtesy of CNN: A Canadian woman not only hit a moose with her car on her way to work, she drove ...

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    Video: Japanese owner of Harley-Davidson that washed up on Canadian shore found
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    As far-fetched as it may seem, the owner of the Japanese Harley-Davidson motorcycle that washed up on the coast of Canada has been found. Beachcombers sent photographs of the bike to Harley-Davidson, which managed to track the registration to Ikuo Yokoyama in Miyagi Prefecture. Yokoyama lost ...

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    Followup: 185-mph Vancouver joyrider's motorcycle impounded [w/video]
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    We're losing track of how many top gunners post high-speed-run videos on public roads on YouTube and then get busted. Police take that tomfoolery personally, and you'd think they put the entire department on the case judging by how quickly the perps get caught. Latest on the list is a Canadian ...

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