Cameron Wallace

Pink Shirt Day 2017In schools, homes, workplaces and all across the Internet, bullying is a major issue. Throughout the month of February, CKNW strives to raise awareness of the issues with help from the Pink Shirt Day campaign.

On February 22nd, people across the globe are encouraged to practice kindness, wear a pink shirt, especially the CKNW Orphans’ Fund Official Pink Shirt to symbolize that they do not tolerate bullying.

Our team has continuously got involved and helped raise awareness to put an end to bullying. We all come from different walks of life, from all across Canada but this is one thing we are all very passionate about putting an end to.

This year we asked our team this question:

Why is Pink Shirt Day Important to Us?

cppinkChristina Pronger

Supporting Pink Shirt Day is my pledge to be self-aware of my actions and how the things I do affect other people. Not all bullies call names, sometimes the actions of a bully are more subtle and may include isolating someone. It’s important to recognize our own actions, and speak up for others who are being bullied.

I am proud to support this cause to raise awareness that bullying can happen anywhere and I pledge to speak up for anyone I witness being bullied.

jcpinkJessica Callaghan

The effects of bullying ripple out to so many facets of people’s lives. Bullies deal in fear and intimidation. A problem further spotlighted in a time when so much of our lives are out there for people to see. We should all be able to be whoever we want to be. We should be able to bring to the world what we can without fear of cruel jokes and humiliation.

I wear my pink shirt today for those who feel they cannot be who they are out of fear. People have your back and will fight for you.

cwpinkCameron Wallace

I wear my Pink Shirt today because bullying undoubtedly exists everywhere in the world and can most certainly can be stopped. Bullying has many forms, some are overt and extreme while others are subtle and less noticeable. Creating awareness of bullying and understanding how to stop it is the most important thing anyone and everyone can do to help resolve this problem that affects people of all ages and in all parts of life. I am proud be a part of the n49 Team who are wearing Pink Shirts today to raise awareness of bullying and to promote kindness!

ccpinkChristine Culley

When I look at my children and the many struggles they go through, dealing with bullying at a very young age. Bullying began in kindergarten and it never ended no matter how much I spoke up, and we in the end had to move to an entirely new city to escape. It shocked me that this was something they were already dealing with. Bullying is something I wish no child ever had to encounter. Seeing your child ache because of words and actions of others, it ripped me apart.

Putting an end to bullying will not only make a difference in their lives, but for the many generations to come. Bullying happens everywhere. It can happen to anyone, at any age. Helping raise awareness to the effect of bullying is important for everyone and especially important for me. Today, I wear my pink shirt for my children and every child out there.

dkpinkDerek Kubik

Pink shirt day is important to me because it shows that those being bullied aren’t alone and that there are people who care.

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An upcoming decision looms large for General Motors Company on whether it will be forced to recall up to 4.3 million vehicles due to Takata airbag inflators deemed unsafe in May 2016 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). NHTSA recalled all frontal Takata airbags that do not use a drying agent after studies linked the lack of such desiccant to propellant degradation which over time can eventually cause ruptures during normal deployment which could cause serious injury or death.

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CARPROOF’s Vehicle Valuation Report (VVR) gained some significant momentum in July with ADESA Canada integrating the new appraisal platform into their auction system. Subscribers of ADESA Market Guide may now access a vehicle’s True Retail Sold™ seamlessly through the Google Chrome extension VVR QuickView.

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United States Federal regulators came down unprecedentedly hard on Volkswagen this past Tuesday with $15.3 billion (USD) fine against the German automaker in wake of last year’s diesel emissions scandal. VW will pay out $14.7 billion to consumers and federal agencies. In addition, the automaker also will pay $600 million (USD) to settle with 44 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

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Volkswagen AG is investing $300 million in the ride-hailing application Gett which looks to expand its current operations in Europe and New York City. Currently operating in over 60 cities worldwide with a primary focus in Europe, Gett competes directly with other ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft which have greater prominence in the North American market. Gett is currently only available in New York City on the North American continent.

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CARPROOF has recently launched a used-vehicle appraisal tool called Vehicle Valuation Report (VVR) which incorporates actual retail sold values into its appraisal formula. Having data regarding what similar cars have sold for removes the unknown variable between what a car was listed for and for how much it actually sold.

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AmazonAutoNation had the privilege of attending the 2016 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show in the heart of Canada’s capital city. The annual event was held from March 17th to March 20th and featured over 300 vehicles from 30 different manufacturers.

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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

by Admin on February 25, 2016

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that made its debut on the Canadian market in 2015. Audi e-tron models are part of an absolute approach to sustainable mobility when combined with the Audi energy program. This approach includes a home charger and available residential SunPower solar panel installation to generate power to charge the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron.

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GM’s New Car-sharing Service

by Admin on January 29, 2016

General Motors Co.  recently announced it will be offering a car-sharing service launching as “Maven” in the United States and Germany. Automakers are increasingly aware that more and more consumers are desiring to use or borrow a vehicle without purchasing or leasing one. GM will be one of a number of automakers including Ford and Nissan who have entered the car-sharing service market.

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The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is an annual automobile show that takes place in Detroit, Michigan every January. It is one of the largest auto shows in the world, and is the destination of choice for many automakers to introduce new production models and concepts to the world.

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