Deep dive into diets shows just how much processed food Americans eat

first_img Privacy Policy By Leah Samuel March 9, 2016 Reprints A whopping 60 percent of the calories in the typical American diet — and 90 percent of the added sugar — comes from “ultra-processed” foods, such as frozen pizza, canned soups, and cookies, according to a study published Wednesday evening in BMJ Open.Why it matters:As consumption of ultra-processed foods has increased, so has the prevalence of conditions like obesity and diabetes.”Of course, this does not prove that ‘A’ is causing ‘B’,” said researcher Carlos A. Monteiro, a nutrition professor at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. “But excessive content of free sugars in ultra-processed foods is a good candidate to explain why ‘A’ could cause ‘B’.”You’ll want to know: For the study, researchers defined “ultra-processed” foods as those several steps beyond their original form. In other words, they’re not counting cheese. They’re looking at foods that contain artificial colors or flavors, sweeteners, emulsifiers, and other additives (which they say help “disguise undesirable qualities” in the final product). To come up with their numbers, they looked at the diets of 9,000 Americans who took part in a national nutrition survey in 2009-2010.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. Quick TakeDeep dive into diets shows just how much processed food Americans eat Much of the calories and added sugar found in the typical American diet come from “ultra-processed” foods. Joe Raedle/Getty Imagescenter_img Please enter a valid email address. But keep in mind: Just because a food is highly processed and sugary doesn’t necessarily mean it’s lacking in nutritional value, said Connie Weaver, a professor of nutrition science at Purdue University who wasn’t involved in the study.“You can’t just rule out processed food, because you’ll end up malnourished,” she said. “Given what Americans eat now, they are getting a lot of nutrients from processed food.” She added that people need to learn about their own particular nutritional deficiencies and plan their meals accordingly.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Tags diabetesnutritionobesitylast_img read more

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More than $2,000 worth of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines stolen in Cape Coral

first_imgCAPE CORAL, Fla. – Ten vials of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine were stolen from a Physicians’ Primary Care office in Cape Coral.The victim told police they had put the vials in the refrigerator at the Viscaya Parkway location on April 1. When they went to retrieve them on Wednesday morning, the doses were gone, according to an incident report.Each vial contains five doses valued at $45 — added together, the thief nabbed $2,250 in vaccines, the report states. Fingerprints were submitted to police, and the case has been turned over to the Property Crimes Unit. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICS Cape Coral applies for FWC grant to improve Yacht Club Park’s marina June 16, 2021 Cape Coral man tries to figure out meaning of his 25-year-old tattoos June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDr. Mary Yankaskas, the managing physician for the entire practice, released a statement on behalf of Physicians’ Primary Care:“Physicians’ Primary Care found COVID-19 vaccine missing from one of its Cape Coral locations. The Cape Coral Police were immediately notified and are investigating. We are taking this theft very seriously. Unfortunately, this means that the missing vaccines will not make it into the arms of our patients who need them.” WATCH: Porch pirate targets newly moved in Cape Coral residents June 16, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: Cape CoralJohnson & JohnsonTheft Advertisement Cape Coral break in foiled by barking dog June 17, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

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Limiting Trip Certificates Used as a Means of Controlling Wholesalers

first_img By Daily NK – 2007.11.20 9:47am [imText1]An inside source reported on the 15th that tightened control over “civilian’ migration is paralleling strengthened regulations in the markets. All this comes in the wake of Kim Jong Il’s August 26 Instruction entitled ‘Markets Have Become Anti-socialism Farms.’”A document issued by the Central Committee of the Chosun Workers’ Party in October stated that “The Great Leader, Comrade Kim Jong Il, pointed out that ‘We should not cope loosely with the anti-socialist phenomenon, but should take a concentrated offensive to eradicate it.” The source said in a telephone conversation with DailyNK that “If someone wants to be issued a travel certificate for a business trip, the authorities verify the details of the trip, including their destination and the affiliates they are expecting to meet. The circulation of products at markets is gradually decreasing due to the travel restrictions imposed on wholesaler migrants.” Good Friends said also that “In North Hamkyung, if someone disappears from their residential district or is absent without notice, the provincial authorities investigate all details about them.”After the March of Tribulation (mass starvation period in the 1990s), market trades were activated and the number of middlemen and wholesalers increased. They made business trips everywhere using travel certificates with the excuse of visiting relatives for family affairs, anniversaries or weddings. The trip certificates are necessary for doing business. Bribery for the issuance of the certificates was a frequent occurrence.Restrictions for wholesalers as well as for general travelers are getting more severe and the process of issuing trip certificates has become complicated. The source said that “The authorities seem to control market businesses because markets are expanding, which means big money and power for wholesalers.”A defector in Seoul who is acquainted with Pyonyang relayed in a telephone interview with Daily NK that “Universities in Pyongyang are tightening control over student attendence. When they go to the library, they have to record their destination in a log. When they were absent even just one day, student leaders visit their homes to confirm their whereabouts.” North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest center_img SHARE News News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] NewsEconomy Limiting Trip Certificates Used as a Means of Controlling Wholesalerslast_img read more

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Change to Counsel Global Small Cap Fund

first_img Franklin Templeton renames funds with new managers Related news Keywords Fund managersCompanies Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. After the change, the U.S. and international mandates will be combined into one global ex-Canada mandate sub-advised by Salt Lake City-based Wasatch Global Investors, Counsel says in a news release.Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Corp. will continue to sub-advise the Canada mandate.The fund is an underlying fund to Counsel Conservative Portfolio, Counsel Balanced Portfolio, Counsel Growth Portfolio and Counsel All Equity Portfolio.Counsel is a subsidiary of Investment Planning Counsel Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter NEO, Invesco launch four index PTFs Counsel Global Small Cap Fund will change to having two sub-advisors from three, effective Apr. 17, Toronto-based Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. announced Friday.The fund currently has three mandates: Canada; U.S. and international. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Sector Watch: Dodging potholes on the home front IE Staff 22822867 – business chart showing financial successlast_img read more

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Problem Schools and Communities to be Engaged in Talks

first_imgProblem Schools and Communities to be Engaged in Talks UncategorizedMay 23, 2006 RelatedProblem Schools and Communities to be Engaged in Talks RelatedProblem Schools and Communities to be Engaged in Talks RelatedProblem Schools and Communities to be Engaged in Talkscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Safe Schools Secretariat will be hosting a series of ‘School Community Consultation’ fora, in order to foster partnerships between problem schools and the communities in which they are located.The discussion sessions will commence on May 24 at the Trench Town High School and will continue on the 29th and 31st at the Vauxhall and Jonathan Grant High Schools, respectively.Chairman of the Safe Schools Programme, Lieutenant Colonel Oral Khan, told JIS News that the fora would give residents the opportunity to share their insights and concerns about the safety of the schools within their communities and participate in finding solutions to the problem of violence.He said the consultation was necessary because there were concerns coming from the schools, which needed to be shared with the wider community and there was need to engage community members in the effort to create safer schools. “If we are going to have safer schools, this can only happen within the context of safer communities, so we find that our intervention in the schools will not achieve our objective without us reaching the community around the school,” he stated, noting that “communities must take some ownership for what is going on and contribute to the safety of the schools”.According to Colonel Khan, some of the schools, which have faced closure, have done so because of things happening in the surrounding community and “we need residents around the schools to understand that what is going on in the community is impacting negatively on the life of the school and the children, who come from these very communities.”He declared that the fora would have a significant impact, and would raise awareness among communities. Although the meetings would mainly target communities that have problem schools, Colonel Khan explained that the intervention would be specifically appealing to parents, business owners and operators and generally all persons living within the ambit of the schools.He noted that the respective communities were chosen largely because of the numerous closure and disruptions of the schools that are located within or around them.He assured that based on the feasibility of the solutions garnered from the fora, “suggestions, which may be practical and which may not cost too much, will be implemented as soon as possible. We may have to identify a source of funding for those things, which will require funding, but where there is a will, there is a way.we will seek to put in effect suggestions that can improve the relationship between school and community hence creating safe schools”.Colonel Khan is encouraging all community members to come and voice their opinion and concerns thereby generating ideas to make community and by extension schools, a safer place.Implemented in 2004 to curb the problems of violence in schools, the Safe Schools Programme is a project of the Ministries of National Security and Education and Culture. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Gov’t Allocates $100 Million to Agricultural Sector

first_imgGov’t Allocates $100 Million to Agricultural Sector UncategorizedJanuary 9, 2008 RelatedGov’t Allocates $100 Million to Agricultural Sector FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government will be allocating $100 million to the agricultural sector over the next three months to boost production in ground provisions and livestock. Agriculture Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, told journalists at the (Jan. 8) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House that $70 million of the amount will be used to subsidize the cost of fertilizer, while the remaining $30 million will go towards boosting livestock production.The fertilizer subsidy is a combination of $50 million from a $500 million Government provision to cushion the effect of price increases on consumers plus $20 million from the Ministry’s resources.Dr. Tufton noted that the subsidy on fertilizer has become necessary based on the movement in the price of the product in recent months.“There have been approximately five increases in the price of fertilizer, ranging from 45 per cent to 70 per cent over the last 12 months. I hasten to add that the primary cause has been increases on the world market (in the price of) the raw material (to manufacture fertilizer) which are imported,” Dr. Tufton explained.The Minister said he and representatives of the Ministry have taken several steps to effectively address the matter, including “having discussions with the sole manufacturer of fertilizer in Jamaica, Newport-Fersan,” which gave an undertaking to attempt to keep the price at the minimum level.“We believe that as part of the short-term measure, in an attempt to boost production, we should attempt to give some support, certainly over the next couple of months, certainly until the end of the financial year, while we work on a long term-strategy,” Dr. Tufton stated.“We anticipate that there will be at least a 10 percent reduction in the price of fertilizer over this period. Again, based on the particular mix of the different types of fertilizers on the market, we anticipate an average selling price of somewhere in the region of $2000. It could be a little less, it could be a little more, depending on the particular formula,” the Minister pointed out.He advised that fertilizer currently retails for between $2,200 and $2,600 per bag, but anticipates a 10 percent reduction after the subsidy is applied, adding “we are going to be monitoring that very closely with the assistance of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).”In terms of the $30 million allocation for the livestock industry, Dr. Tufton said this will be used as an incentive to encourage farmers across the country to boost the level and vary the categories of livestock production.“That will be for the small backyard operator who might want to set up a chicken farm. Currently, 30 percent of chicken meat is supplied by local farmers. It ($30M) might also include pig farmers..again, small scale. It could (also) go towards feed stock which is a major concern and which has implications on final prices,” the Minister outlined. RelatedGov’t Allocates $100 Million to Agricultural Sectorcenter_img Advertisements RelatedGov’t Allocates $100 Million to Agricultural Sectorlast_img read more

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Clubs Receive Boost To Level Playing Field

first_imgClubs Receive Boost To Level Playing Field VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is investing funding to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation.Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced 21 community sporting organisations across the state which will benefit from the first round of the Labor Government’s 2020-21 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program.The community activation grants, worth $2,500 each, are designed to support Victorian clubs and sporting organisations to further gender equality through sport and active recreation. This round of the program has been redesigned to fund the delivery of an online workshop for more than 100 nominated club members.Clubs will be provided with practical guidance on how to increase membership, improve culture and build a safe and welcoming club environment.Regional and metropolitan clubs will be benefitting from the training, including Albury Wodonga Motorcycle Club, Werribee Football Club and Greater Dandenong Warriors Hockey Club.The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program highlights the Labor Government’s ongoing commitment to gender equality across all levels of Victorian sport and active recreation.The grants are part of the $7.2 million Government investment in the Change Our Game initiative.For more information about the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program and a list of grant recipients, visit changeourgame.vic.gov.au.As stated by Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence“Community sporting organisations play an important role in driving positive cultural change and the Change Our Game initiative is helping clubs and organisations throughout Victoria further gender equality through sport.”“We’re proud to support clubs in providing opportunities for women and girls to reach their full potential both on and off the field. The timing for these grants is important as community sport regains its momentum across the state.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Albury, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, community, culture, Dandenong, environment, football, gender equality, Government, grants program, hockey, Investment, Minister, motorcycle, Victoria, Wodongalast_img read more

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Aged Care Royal Commission report released, makes 148 recommendations to improve sector

first_imgAged Care Royal Commission report released, makes 148 recommendations to improve sector The two-year-long Royal Commission into aged care has released its report, which includes almost 150 recommendations to improve the ailing sector.Positive elements have emerged from the report – including the recommendations for increased training and professional development for the workforce, improved wages and labour standards for aged care workers, and more rigorous overall governance of the sector.Unions and the ACTU are disappointed with the Morrison Government’s lack of announcement today on a comprehensive plan for the implementation of these recommendations. The union movement urges the Morrison Government to act on these recommendations urgently, for the sake of aged care workers and the people in their care.Unions representing aged care workers and the ACTU had called for the implementation of four key measures in their comprehensive plan to fix the systemic issues in the aged care sector, which are:– Mandated minimum staffing levels and required mix of skills and qualifications in every residential facility, over every shift.– Transparency and accountability for Government funding.– Mandated training requirements (including infection control and ongoing professional development) accessible to all staff and paid by employer.– Government funding is required to be increased, linked to the provision of care and the direct employment of permanent staff with decent pay and enough hours to live on.The pandemic has shown the dangers of understaffed aged care facilities, with a lack of support from management, as well as a lack of investment in training and skills. Recommendations in the report that move toward safe staffing, as well as minimum qualification requirements.Quotes attributable to ACTU President Michele O’Neil,“The crisis facing the aged care sector has been at the centre of public concern for a long time, especially in the wake of the pandemic. It is important to heed the recommendations addressing the need for safe staffing, across a range of roles. Only with the time to care and the right mix of skills can the holistic, high-quality care that older Australians deserve be delivered. It is heartening to see the Royal Commission specifically call out the need for better wages and labour standards.“The Royal Commission has found what we have long known: workers in aged are overworked, understaffed and underpaid. Hopefully the findings of this report will be a step in the right direction, however the Morrison Government failed to outline today how it is they plan to actually implement those recommendations.“As well as wanting to make sure that workers in the industry are respected, we also know that this will have a positive impact on the residents in aged care homes. At the moment, only a quarter of aged care residents feel that their needs are being met, and they deserve better.“The Morrison Government needs to wholeheartedly commit reforming this broken sector. The findings and recommendations in this report have come from people who know and understand the aged care industry, and what is required to make it a safe and decent place for both workers and older Australians.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ACTU, aged care, Commission, employment, Government, industry, infection, infection control, Investment, Morrison, Morrison Government, pandemic, President, professional development, royal commission, workforcelast_img read more

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Infantry Fighting Vehicle contenders unveiled

first_imgInfantry Fighting Vehicle contenders unveiled Department of DefenceIssued by Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Acting Defence Minister Joint media release: Senator Jim Molan AO DSCTwo contenders for the largest acquisition project in the history of the Army have been officially unveiled in Canberra today.The new Infantry Fighting Vehicles prototypes are currently under evaluation, and once delivered, the project will provide the Army with an advanced, cutting-edge mounted close combat capability.The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the Morrison Government is acquiring up to 450 Infantry Fighting Vehicles.“These next generation infantry fighting vehicles will provide Australian soldiers with higher levels of protection, mobility, firepower and connectivity,” Minister Payne said.“They will give our troops the best possible opportunity to successfully complete their mission safely.“This project is part of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented $270 billion investment in defence capability over the next decade, which will protect our national and strategic interests for years to come.”The two shortlisted tenderers for the $18.1 – $27.1 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 project are Rheinmetall Defence Australia, offering its KF-41 Lynx, and Hanwha Defense Australia, with its Redback.If successful, both companies have proposed to build the vehicles in Australia, with substantial investment in Australian industry capability, supporting Australian jobs, talent and technology.Attending the official unveiling in Canberra, a former Army Major General, Senator Molan said Defence was seeking a tracked infantry fighting vehicle, capable of accommodating six soldiers in addition to a crew of three.“Hanwha Defense Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia have each delivered three prototype vehicles which will be tested over the course of this year, as part of a two-year risk mitigation activity,” Senator Molan said.“These activities include Australian soldiers participating in user evaluation and testing, with a particular focus on the armour, firepower and mobility of the platforms.”“I am proud to be part of a Government that is investing in greater firepower and protection for the Australian Army.”A decision on the preferred tenderer will be presented to Government for consideration in 2022.The Infantry Fighting Vehicles will replace the current M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers that have been in service since the mid-1960s.Imagery may be accessed at: https://images.defence.gov.au/S20210253 /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:acquisition, army, Australia, Australian, Australian industry, Canberra, Defence, Government, industry, Investment, Marise Payne, Minister, mobility, Morrison, Morrison Government, navy, technology, testinglast_img read more

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‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ is back for an eleventh season

first_img Jamie Foxx appears to be in a Maserati Mistral; that’s Sebastian Maniscalco on a Vespa; we see Ricky Gervais in a Rolls-Royce, and Matthew Broderick gets a Lamborghini Huracan.Barry Marder’s ride is a drop-top Porsche 356; there’s Mario Joyner in a VW Thing; Melissa Villaseñor is, we think, in a Nissan Figaro; Seth Rogen rocks a 1974 Dodge Monaco (a.k.a. the Bluesmobile); and we get Bridget Everett in a ’61 Cadillac drop-top. Eddie Murphy, no doubt the star of this season, is paired up with a Porsche Carrera GT, arguably the best sports car Porsche’s ever made. The only one we can’t figure out is the wagon-SUV that Martin Short is being ferried along in, so perhaps you, the reader, can tell us! Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back July 19 with new guests, as well as some old favourites, Netflix announced mid-June.Funnyman Jerry Seinfeld pairs his favourite comedians with cars that match their personality, and they go for a ride and a coffee.As usual, we’ve scrutinized the press release photos to try to scope out the cars Jerry has decided to match to his comic co-stars, and we think we’ve gotten pretty much all of them. Motor Mouth: When did we all become so stupid? The new season of CCC and all 11 episodes therein will be released on Netflix on July 19 2019, where all questions (and laughter) will be revealed.RELATED Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 11: Freshly Brewed  Netflix RELATED TAGSPorscheLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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