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    1. Michelin to ship tires by sail in effort to reduce emissions

      French multinational Michelin Tire has signed up to ship some of the tires it makes in Nova Scotia across the Atlantic to France on a cargo vessel powered mainly by sail.

      The agreement with Neoline, a startup shipping line based in Nantes, France, is being explained as an effort to reduce Michelin's greenhouse gas emissions.

      "This initiative and this new partnership promote innovation in the field of carbon-free transport," Pierre-Martin Huet, Michelin Group's supply chain director, said in a statement.

      Michelin has committed to move about 100 containers a year from Halifax to the port of Saint-Nazaire in Brittany on a yet-to-be-built commercial sailing ship when it begins a new transatlantic service in 2023.

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    2. Daimler to pull Smart cars from Canada, U.S. market

      The tiny, two-person Smart cars once pitched as the next big thing in urban mobility will be discontinued in the United States and Canada at the end of the current model year, German automaker Daimler AG said on Monday. Smart cars, with their unique styling and ability to fit in half a parking space, found an audience in densely populated U.S. and Canadian cities. But that audience was small and rapidly declining.

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    3. Winter isn't over yet — here's how to stay safe on the road

      Drivers across Ontario have had to contend with severe winter weather over the past week and while the storm has passed, a Kitchener driving instructor says it's never too late to brush up on your winter driving skills. Mick Sayer is the president of Advanced Road Craft, which offers courses on driving for the season. He says single- and multi-vehicle crashes are more common in the winter, and many people often overestimate their ability to drive on icy roads and in bad weather.

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    4. Huawei exec's arrest halting Chinese firms' Canadian expansion plans, says auto sector spokesman

      Several Chinese automakers planning to expand production into Canada have put their plans on hold over the Vancouver arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s CFO, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Canadian Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Several Chinese automakers planning to expand production into Canada have put their plans on hold over the Vancouver arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei's CFO, says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association.

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    5. New impaired driving laws to hit streets next week

      Stricter impaired driving laws are set to come into force next week.

      When Bill C-46 kicks in on Dec. 18, police will be able to demand a breathalyzer test from any driver pulled over for violating traffic laws or at a check stop.

      "The problem we face right now is many impaired drivers are not that easily detected and, in some instances, may not even show obvious signs of intoxication — at least while they're sitting in the driver's seat of their vehicle," RCMP Supt. Gary Graham said at a news conference in Edmonton Monday.  ...

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    6. November pickup sales remain strong, but car sales drop 10% from 2016

      The number of new cars and light trucks sold in Canada last month dipped lower compared with a year ago, according to sales figures compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.

      Total light vehicle sales fell 1.2 per cent to 158,653 in November, compared with 160,573 in the same month of 2016.

      The move lower came as car sales fell 10 per cent to 44,061 for the month compared with 48,945 in November 2016.

      Light truck sales increased to 114,592 from 111,628.

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    7. Quebec drivers flock to change their winter tires before Dec. 15 deadline

      Quebec drivers flock to change their winter tires before Dec. 15 deadline

      It's that time of year again — winter-tire season. Quebec drivers are making their way to the mechanic in large numbers this weekend to install their winter tires before the Dec. 15 deadline. In Montreal, a little snow and a cold wind Saturday, some drivers at Merson Automotive on Saint-Jacques Street in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighourhood waited more than two hours to have their tires changed.

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    8. 'It is an eyesore': Tire piles grow after cuts to Sask. recycling program

      'It is an eyesore': Tire piles grow after cuts to Sask. recycling program

      Some rural residents in Saskatchewan are upset since the Ministry of Environment put the brakes on a program that used to clean up tires on private property and farmland. "Honestly, it is an eyesore," said Leslie Clark, a councillor for the RM of Parkdale, surrounding the hamlet of Glaslyn in northwest Saskatchewan. The cleanup of scrap tires from 227 RMs in the province was completed for $5.34 million.

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    9. Want winter tires on your rental car? Good luck

      Want winter tires on your rental car? Good luck

      Alberta is in the grips of winter, but consumers looking to rent a vehicle outfitted with winter tires to navigate the ice, slush and snow are largely out of luck. Rental companies in Alberta rarely install winter tires on their fleets, and the few companies that do often charge hefty fees. Of nine companies with locations in Edmonton contacted by CBC News this month, four operations had a small selection of vehicles outfitted with winter tires. The rest didn't have any at all.

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    10. Dalhousie researchers study using recycled tires to strengthen soil

      Dalhousie researchers study using recycled tires to strengthen soil

      Researchers in Halifax are seeing whether material from recycled tires could be used to strengthen soil and help the construction industry.

      Hany El Naggar at Dalhousie University is leading a team of international students in assessing how so-called tire derived aggregate, which is made from recycled tires, can enhance the strength of soil for engineering projects like bridges, buildings and highways.

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