Winter Driving

It's Time To Get Your Car Winter-Ready

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

December is here and no matter where you live in Canada, the days have gotten shorter and cooler, and you may have already experienced snowfall. While you can't always predict the weather, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll have to face at least a few storms during the winter season. And whether you're a veteran in driving under extreme weather conditions or you're still getting used to the feel of a snow-covered road, it's important to prep yourself -- and your car -- for what's ahead.

It's Almost Winter -- Is Your Teenage Driver Ready?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

With a teenager at home, learning to drive, and her driving lessons extending into the winter months. I'm naturally concerned about her safety on the road, and the safety of others. While I'm looking forward to her being able to drive to her own hockey games and practices, I do worry about certain factors.

Don't Wait For A Close Call To Get Winter Tires

Andrew Lo | Posted 12.03.2016 | Canada Living
Andrew Lo

modern winter tires offer up to 50 per cent more traction than all-seasons, and it's estimated that they'll shorten your braking distance by as much 25 per cent. It's widely reported that winter tires simply handle winter weather conditions better than all-seasons, and from personal experience, I'm a believer.

Alberta MLA's Highway Death Hits Close To Home: Politicians

CP | Jennifer Graham, Dean Bennett and Chinta Puxley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Alberta

Alberta MLA Manmeet Bhullar was killed while driving from Calgary to Edmonton as a winter storm hit much of the province.

B.C. Crash Leaves 1 Dead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

MERRITT, B.C. - A crash on an icy highway in B.C.'s Interior has left one person dead and two others recovering from injuries.The accident happened Fr...

Quebec Road Accidents Claim 4

CBC | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada

Four overnight fatalities on Quebec roads has Transports Québec warning drivers to take it easy while driving this weekend. In Sept-Îles, a 21...


CBC | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada

It's a brutal weekend for weather in Central and Atlantic Canada as back to back storms strike in the midst of one of the busiest shopping and travell...

12 Things To Know Before Leaving For A Holiday Road Trip

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

As the holiday season arrives, many are busy planning road trips to visit family or much-awaited winter getaways. The highest number of collisions ...

Snowstorm Blasts Maritime Provinces

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Flights were grounded at airports across the Maritimes on Sunday as a powerful snow storm blew through the region, knocking out power and ca...

Snow Snarls Flights, Traffic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - A winter storm sweeping through Central Canada has caused flight delays and traffic problems in some areas.Dozens of flights through Toronto...

Snowstorm Causes Traffic Chaos

CBC | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

People in southern Ontario were being hit with a blast of snow Saturday, a system which is expected to arrive in Quebec in the evening and Eastern Can...

Crash Snarls QEW Traffic In Mississauga

CBC | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada

A collision involving as many as 20 vehicles has closed the westbound QEW between the Erin Mills Parkway and Winston Churchill Boulevard in Mississaug...

Bundle Up, Ontario

CBC | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada

Environment Canada is warning that Toronto could see 10 centimetres of snow by Saturday, with up to 15 centimetres falling in areas outside the city. ...

Snow In Alberta Is Getting Stupid

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Snow, piled on top of more snow, with a dash of additional snow, has made the term "snowmaggedon" a true reality in Alberta. Some residents in Cal...

Just How Do You Survive -40 C?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

It's been mighty chilly in Alberta this week -- bone-chilling, skin-cracking, tear-producing cold. But Albertans are a resilient bunch. This is no...


CBC | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada

Most of the Prairies continues to be locked in a deep freeze, with a number of communities under wind chill warnings, including, Regina and Winnipeg. ...


The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Environment Canada is warning Albertans to bundle up before going outside because conditions are so cold they've become dangerous. An extreme wind...


The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Much of Alberta is under a blizzard warning, as a snowstorm has settled over central and southern parts of the province. High winds and blowing sno...

Your Winter Road Trip Checklist

Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Living

It may be an icy winter wonderland out there, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay confined to your house and hibernate for the season. There are ...

Get Your Car Cold Weather Ready: Top 9 Things To Check Before Winter Hits

Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Living

You prepare yourself for winter, but is your car ready? Canadians spend a lot of time in their cars, and the weather waits for no one. Getting your ca...

What Tire Is Right For You?

Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living

Gearing up for winter driving in Canada -- knowing you’ll be braving snow, sleet, ice or even rain -- can be daunting. Ensuring you’ve got the rig...

LOOK: Winter Driving Tips You Need To Know

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

As Alberta welcomes its first big snowfall of the season, RCMP are reminding drivers to stay safe on the roads. “Some drivers are unprepared for ...

How To Buy Winter Tires

Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Living

You will realize your need for winter tires when you skid into a busy intersection for the first time. It's terrifying, and should serve as motivation...

Crucial Winter Driving Knowledge

Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada

We may not think about it on a daily basis, but there is a science behind everything we do, including winter driving. Ever wonder why black ice is so ...

Winter Driving Tips

Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada

As another cold winter season closes in on Canadian drivers, it’s time to make sure you and your car are well prepared for the snowy roads ahead. Fo...