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Toyota Tacomas road trip to Banff: a travel vlog

Gorgeous trees, mountains, scenery — but first, a small repair.

On a road trip like this, the journey's more important than the destination.

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Coyote has a bad day — and a 20-mile car ride

Don't be alarmed, it's not as bad as it looks

He was hit by an Acme truck.

Alberta man driving a Zamboni through Tim Hortons drive-thru is peak Canadiana

In what is surely the most Canadian thing to ever happen, an Alberta man drove his Zamboni home from work earlier this week and stopped into Tim Hortons for a little pick-me-up for the drive. According to CBC, Jesse Myshak was working on his recently purchased Zamboni at his workplace in Stony Plain, Alberta on Tuesday. He bought the big machine to resurface his backyard

Wolf chases lunch through highway traffic in Canada

A Calgary motorist got a surprising lesson in predator-prey relationships when she witnessed a wolf chase its lunch across a highway.

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Man films hellish escape through Canadian wildfire

The entire population of Fort McMurray is fleeing an out-of-control wildfire that is currently threatening the Canadian town located in Northern Alberta.

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Koenigsegg adds next North American dealership in... Calgary?

Koenigsegg has lined up dealers in New York and Chicago, but its next is set to open in Calgary, Alberta, of all places.

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Canadian city wants to install ice skating lanes

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, might consider a proposal to create 6.8 miles of ice skating lanes through the city on what is being called the Freezeway. During the summer, it could turn into a bike route or artificial ice could handle skaters all year long.

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Nissan GT-R goes on Rockies Alberta adventure with Epic Drives

Years after its original debut, the Nissan GT-R remains a much-feared, well-regarded entry in the sports car landscape. Sure, many of its original competitors are onto new generations these days, but Nissan has continually improved the GT-R, giving it meaningful tweaks almost every year since it came to the US market for 2009. Reviewers also just seem to keep finding things to praise about the all-w

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Tar Sands vs. EVs

It's pretty common knowledge - especially if you're the type to regularly visit sites such as AutoblogGreen and its ilk - that it's simply cheaper to drive a mile on electrical power than on gasoline. We also know that it is inefficient to convert oil sands into usable fuel relative to other sources of oil. Yet the demand for gasoline remains high, mining the tar sands of Canada remains profitable and it has also undeniably created

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Keystone XL pipeline could raise Midwest gas prices by $.40 a gallon

The idea behind the politically contentious Keystone XL pipeline is to bring oil from Canada through the Midwestern US and then on to Texas for export throughout the world, mostly Europe and Latin America. A January 2012 report by NRDC and Oil Change International pointed out that the pipeline "will not increase America's oil supply (PDF

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True cost of oil: ExxonMobil pipeline spills in Arkansas

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver tar sands oil mined in Alberta, Canada to Texas for cleanup and then return it to Canada has a number of serious issues and points of contention. Among the debates going on in Washington are which route would be us

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Massive Alberta highway pileup sends 300 people to hospital after crash

A massive pileup in Canada was the result of a huge snowstorm that struck a busy stretch of Alberta highway between Edmonton and Calgary near Leduc, sending over 300 people to the hospital and causing what Alberta Health Services are treating as "a mass casualty event."

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Calgary fastest growing market for Car2go carsharing

Daimler North America is finding there's a good deal of interest in carsharing in the Great White North. Turns out that Calgary, Alberta is the fastest-growing city so far for in the global Car2go network. Since launching on July 21, 2012, more than 15,000 people have signed up to become members and have taken more than 40,000 trips. To meet demand, car2go is adding 150 cars in Calgary, bringing the total number of Smart ForTwo cars available

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If you see a road sign doing this, run for cover

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.

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Canadian campaign bus livery causes pointed controversy

Our neighbors to the north do scandal a little differently. According to The National Post and The Globe and Mail, political candidate Danielle Smith and her tour bus has aroused some controversy thanks to a pair of ill-placed wheels on her campaign wheels. Smith is campaigning in the Alberta election as a member of the right-wing, liberterian Wildrose Party, and while her staffers initially approved the bus design, they didn'

Biodiesel standard tests begin in Canada

With the Canadian government set to introduce their renewable fuels strategy, biodiesel blend testing is set to begin in early 2007 with the Alberta Biodiesel Demonstration Project. Multiple interested parties who support the initiative, including members of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute, are involved in the investigation into key quality aspects of biodiesel use in Canada