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NASCAR may be returning to Canada, but not to Montreal or a rumored stop at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (formerly Mosport), but at a brand new facility in Fort Erie in Ontario.
Renters beware: customers are accusing a Budget Rent-A-Car agency in British Columbia, Canada of grossly overcharging them.
There’s another car you can’t have, only this it’s the Canadians thumbing their noses instead of ocean-away Europe.
Octane Management, the company that promoted NASCAR in Montreal for the last six years, has ended its relationship with the race series, eliminating the chance for a 2013 season in Canada.
A new report from the Frontier Center, a Canadian-based public think tank, suggests distracted driving laws might actually make roads more dangerous.
Back to basics at the Bridgestone Racing Academy
Modern traction control and braking systems have their roots in motorsports, but now make even the most mundane commuter car an easier and safer driving experience.
Imagine if you condensed the time you spend commuting annually into one long stretch. It adds up to about a month and an organization in Canada is looking for individuals willing to do it in one shot for cash.
Some bizzare news comes from the North today, as a woman hit a moose and kept on driving to work. In fact, she didn’t even notice her car was damaged until a co-worker noticed her injuries and nearly destroyed roof.
Here’s a question: how do millions of dollars in gold-colored coins and tons of candy end up spilled on a highway? No, nobody tried to hijack the Lucky Charms Leprechaun.
Instead, a serious crash occurred North of the border in Canada. A Brink’s tractor-trailer carrying millions of dollars in loonies and toonies (that’s what Canadians call their one- and two-dollar coins) somehow crashed on a highway this morning, spilling its loot.
The crash also blocked what must have been a slippery road because it wasn’t long before another semi collided with the first, this time sending candy cascading all over the scattered money.
Including the originally-crashed truck, three tractor-trailers and a minivan ended up in the collision. We’re guessing the candy will be written off, but Police had to stand by while a magnetic crane gathered the scattered coins.
It’s probably far from a legitimate gold rush, but people hoping for a lucrative camping trip this summer might try pitching a tent in the Ontario North along the Trans Canada Highway near Bastion Street. No doubt the local Canucks will have picked it dry shortly after the police disperse, but how often can you put coin hunting on your camping to-do list?
Unfortunately this story isn’t all sugar and money, as the two Brink’s truck passengers suffered life-threatening injuries and are currently in hospital. All joking aside, we wish them a swift and full recovery.
[Photo credit: CBC]