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The battle for cyclist space in downtown Toronto

Toronto is the type of metropolitan hotbed that boasts many modes of transportation to zip around town. When the weather is nice – and even when it’s not, Torontonians still take to their bicycles to get them from point A to B. With the massive influx of people, there is a perennial battle for space between cyclists and cars – and cyclists are forced into downtown traffic by cars parking to the side of the road all the time.

5 cold-winter woes that will leave you stranded

As we enjoy the last nibble of fall’s mellow temperatures, our gaze can’t help but look to the impending weather to come (especially after last year’s below freezing winter.) One of the biggest challenges facing Canadians is the struggle to get around town when there is a massive blanket of white covering the city.

Here are 5 of the worst winter woes that plague commuters everywhere, and how you can plan ahead for them.

Toronto police launch holiday RIDE program

Toronto police will crack down on all types of impaired driving over the holiday season during the annual festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign that started on November 19th.

They are reminding drivers to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about their transportation. They urge everyone to never drive impaired, to discourage others from doing so, and to call 911 if necessary if they see a suspected drunk driver on the road.

Concussions are occurring more in youth and adolescent sports

The NFL's concussion crisis is going to hit the big screen with the film Concussion, due out Christmas Day. It stars Will Smith as Bennet Omalu, the real Pittsburgh forensic pathologist who first discovered a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of football players. CTE is the result of repeated brain trauma over time and causes depression, dementia, and other behavioral changes. 

How to determine who is at fault during a winter accident

Winter weather is fast approaching, and its tumultuous weather can cause a wide variety of hazardous road conditions - making driving dangerous and increasing the possibility of an accident occurring. Black ice, heavy snowfall, roads that have not been cleared of snow and other bad driving conditions can all make it more difficult to control your vehicle and avoid an accident. 

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