Derek Kubik

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.


Fully Autonomous Fords By 2021

by Admin on August 25, 2016

Mark Fields the President and CEO of Ford recently announced plans to not only have fully autonomous vehicles within five years but that these vehicles will also be in mass production. During the press conference, it was said that “a driver is not going to be required”, in reality, Ford doesn’t plan to include a steering wheel, gas pedals and brake pedals.

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Tesla Master Plans

by Admin on July 27, 2016

In a previous post about the Tesla Model III I touched on Telsa’s Master Plan, now known as the first master plan:

  1. Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive
  2. Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price
  3. Use that money to create an affordable high volume car
  4. Provide solar power

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Tesla Battery Recycling

by Admin on June 28, 2016

With technological advancements and environmental concerns in mind, electric vehicles are becoming more prevalent and their prevalence will only continue to increase. To add to that, Dutch and Norwegian governments have been discussing only permitting electric car sales and banning gas powered car sales by 2025.

So with the  future looking electric, the thought of all those electric car battery packs may not seem very environmentally friendly. However, it might not be as bad as you think; according to Tesla a majority of their batteries will be recycled.

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Mileage Mix-up

by Admin on May 26, 2016

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions scandal there has been increased scrutiny of vehicle mileage and emissions. So whether it’s by mistake or intentional, it’s no surprise to hear that more vehicle manufacturers are having mileage woes.

Recently GM and Mitsubishi have joined VW in misrepresented mileage figures, however their backstories to their current position are quite different. With the former apparently being a mistake and the latter being a low tech means of cheating tests.

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The Tesla Model III

by Admin on April 20, 2016

On March 31, 2016 Tesla Motors held the unveiling event for the Tesla Model III. Tesla feels it’s very important to speed up the transition to sustainable transport and the Model III is most affordable Tesla vehicle to date. Furthermore the Model III is a culmination of the Tesla master plan; start with a low volume high price vehicle (the Roadster), then make a medium volume not as high priced vehicle (the Model S) –  this platform also extended into the Model X. Finally with the revenue from the Model S and X, Tesla developed their high volume affordably priced vehicle – the Model III.

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When I first saw the Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire it made me think of the vehicles in the movie “I, Robot”. I, Robot – released in 2004 is an action, mystery, sci-fi movie that takes place in the year 2035. Like so many other ideas first seen in science fiction, these tires may one day become real.

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Gorilla Glass Windshields

by Admin on February 24, 2016

Gorilla Glass by Corning Inc. is well known from its use in cell phones and tablets, however the glass is now beginning to be used in the automotive industry. Gorilla Glass could be used for windshields, sunroofs, side windows and rear windows, and has several benefits compared to traditional soda-lime glass windshield, however a main concern for automakers is cost.

Gorilla Glass is stronger and more scratch resistant than traditional laminated glass. There are even claims of the new windshield being hail proof, as shown in the video below.

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Volvo Deathproof By 2020

by Admin on January 29, 2016

Volvo has a reputation for safety and as such they plan to deathproof their cars and suvs by the year 2020. This of course does not include acts of recklessness or intentional crashes where someone is trying to hurt themselves.

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Augmented Reality Showroom

by Admin on December 31, 2015

With the frequent use of technology in our daily lives it should come as no surprise that one day your car dealers may use augmented reality to showcase their vehicles in store or even in your home. As shown with the partnership between Volvo and Microsoft, technology such as Microsoft’s HoloLens could one day enhance the vehicle shopping experience.


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