Christina Pronger

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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The Ram 1500 is slotted for a redesign – the only uncertainty is when it will be released. Whether it is released in 2017 or 2018 the crew or quad cab truck will retain the characteristics die-hard owners know and look for but with updated technology inside the cab and under the hood.

While not a complete overhaul, rumours indicate that the new Ram 1500 models will have a hybrid drivetrain which will save fuel while braking, coasting or idling. The internal combustion engine will run the same otherwise but the switch can result in a significant fuel savings for owners. In combination with the existing EcoDiesel technology, this design change will establish the Ram 1500 as a green truck that has adopted modern technology. [click to continue…]

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Summer has officially arrived and with it comes the delightful season of road trips. Road trips are an excellent way for you to get out and see your landscape from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. As you embark, it is important to ensure that you and your vehicle are prepared for the journey ahead. Following are 9 areas of vehicle maintenance that should be checked before the beginning of any long trips, ensuing peace-of-mind on the road.

  1. Check Your Fluids

Before any lengthy journey it is important to make sure you have checked your fluid levels, such as wiper fluid, coolant, brake fluid and oil. Open up the hood, examine your levels and top up any that are looking low.

  1. Get an Oil Change

As long trips can often increase the level of stress experienced by your motor, it is important to make sure that your oil is in good condition. If you are due for an oil change in the near future, you might want to consider getting your oil change done before your trip, to make the journey a little easier on your engine. [click to continue…]

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Challenge the status quo as you embrace an undeniable combination of luxury, performance, comfort and safety in the 2016 Lexus NX. An innovative leader in luxury, Lexus has brought together advanced technology and a desire to push the limits so that you are able to drive a vehicle that challenges every other model on the road. This Luxury Compact SUV offers four doors and seating for five individuals as it delivers impressive efficiency and is able to bring you closer to the beautiful world around you. Available trim levels include the NX 200t and the NX 300h.

2016 Lexus NX Exterior

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On the interior of the 2016 Lexus NX, attention has been paid to every single detail. Surrounding you with refinement and encouraging radical design concepts, every moment spent inside is as exhilarating as the last. Keep your focus on the road, as you remain informed of vital vehicle information through the Head Up Display. This display provides important vehicle and driver information at eye level on the glass of the windshield so that your attention is never compromised. Comfort comes through with indescribable dedication as the F-SPORT seats come with injected liquid foam for evenly distributed cushioning. Also available is the Voice-Activated SD Card-based Navigation System, with Remote Touch for a seamless arrival at an array of destinations. [click to continue…]

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CarProof badges

CarProof now offers special badges dealers can use to add to their pre-owned listings. These badges focus on the aspects of vehicles buyers care most about. They can help a listing stand out and draw the attention of the buyer.

The accident-free badge calls attention to the 50% of vehicles which haven’t been involved in an accident. Top condition lets buyers know the vehicle has been well-maintained and is the result of responsible ownership. Reward pre-owned vehicles that come in to the dealership with low kilometres, only one owner, or other features to put buyers’ minds at ease.

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Vehicle history reports for used automobiles in Canada have been primary purchased through CarProof, a Canadian Corporation. Founded in 2000, CarProof has set the industry standard for providing used vehicle history reports to car dealers and consumers.

On December 28, 2015 IHS announced that the company has now acquired CarProof. In the United States, Carfax dominated the market and was sold to IHS in 2013. IHS is a US company based in Colorado and provides information and analysis to support the decision making process for many industries including but not limited to automotive.

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Prepare for anything in the 2016 Toyota 4Runner and experience the freedom that comes with intelligent design. Presenting you with an array of features that enhance the driver experience, you are able to gain confidence on the road. The interior offers innovation that aims to connect you and bring you to a new level of comfort. On the outside, a rugged design engages you with the outside world in safety and control. Choose between a 5-passenger or a 7-passenger model with the 4Runner SR5 V6, 4Runner Trail Edition, 4Runner Limited 5-Passenger, or the 4Runner Limited 7-Passenger. [click to continue…]

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2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport | Poised Power

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Front Profile

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With precision and style, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is being introduced to the driving world. Its design inspiration comes from the ever-so-popular Range Rover model, however the Land Rover Discovery brings forth a more affordable alternative. Experience the intuitive technologies being offered in its entertainment features as well as the stylish variety of colours and options available. The new Land Rover Discovery Sport offers seating for 5 but also has an available 3rd row seat making room for up to seven. The available models include the SE, HSE, and HSE Luxury with each one holding the potential to be customized to represent a driver specific style and power.

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Washing Tire

If you’re like me, you have spent a good chunk of time cleaning your vehicle only to be left with streaks along the exterior. Having your vehicle cleaned by a professional regularly can be costly. You can cut costs by doing it yourself and still yield the same results, by simply following the outlined steps below. [click to continue…]

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2015 BMW X3 | Leaving Nothing to Chance

2015 BMW X3

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The 2015 BMW X3 is a testament to BMW’s focus on quality and functionality, and now offers a more athletic design than we’ve ever seen before. The BMW X3 is a high-end luxury Sports Activity Vehicle, which features an unmistakeable silhouette and premium character. Exceptional performance for everyday use, as well as long distance coverage, makes the BMW X3 stand apart from others in its class. With four doors and seating for up to five, the X3 also offers three trim levels to meet your personal style and driving requirements: [click to continue…]

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