Have you ever been stuck waiting for a bus to get from point A to point B? Yeah, not very fun. It's even worse during the cold season, and now that winter is right around the corner here, you definitely want to avoid that scenario! I mean hey, no one likes chapped lips and a runny nose, especially if you're heading in to work.
So what's my solution? Investing in a car.
I know what you're thinking... "Ana, cars are expensive, do I look like Beyonce/Jay Z?"
I see you're point. Yes, some cars can be a little out of our price range, but I did a some digging and I found VERY affordable options (yes, they are real) for young professionals like us! Our good friends over at Spinelli Group hooked us up with a list of cars that you can get your hands on for under $10,000 ASAP rocky. You can thank us later.
I heard it's going to be a pretty coldwinter so you might want to put those savings to good use. And if you already have a car, you can also exchange it at Spinelli's and they will pay you top dollar for it!
Visit Spinelli's website for the complete list of cars from their Honda, Mazda, Toyotas, Kia and Nissan stores! Happy Browsing!
All Canadians are soon going to have to get a little more green. Omar Alghabra, the federal government's Minister of Transportation, announced at a press conference on Tuesday, June 29, that Canada will ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035.
"To build a greener economy, create good jobs, and put Canadians in the driver’s seat to a net-zero future, our government is accelerating its mandatory sales target of 100% zero-emission vehicles from 2040 to 2035," he later announced on Twitter.
A majority of this investment — $3.6 billion over five years to be exact — will go towards a "major" electrification project of the transportation sector, homes and buildings.
Quebec plans to gradually electrify all "light trains, city and school buses, taxis, cars and trucks" with a goal to have 1.5 million electric vehicles on Quebec's roads by 2030 and to ban the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035.
Significant investments will also go into developing the province's renewable energy sector "including bioenergy, green hydrogen and renewable natural gas."
"Hydroelectricity, combined with wind power and other forms of clean energy, will allow us to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while creating more wealth," said Premier François Legault.
What are the government's goals?
The government has laid out a concrete set of numerical targets for this plan, including:
"Achieve carbon neutrality by 2050."
"55% of city buses and 65% of school buses electrified by 2030."
"100% of governmental cars, SUVs, vans and minivans and 25% of pickup trucks electrified in 2030."
"15% ethanol in gasoline by 2025 and 10% in biodiesel by 2030."
"50% reduction of emissions related to heating for buildings by 2030."
"60% reduction in emissions from government buildings by 2030."
"50% increase in bioenergy production by 2030."
Will the plan change?
The plan can be adjusted and aims to be flexible to meet its goals.
In a press release, the Ministry of the Environment said that "the government will take achieved results, changes in climate, scientific knowledge, the economic context, the level of public buy-in and technological innovations into account in each of its updates."
It will also enable the government to respond as needed to the consequences of climate change.
"By stressing prevention and taking future climate into account in all of its decisions," the ministry said, "the government is acting responsibly to minimize costs associated with the impacts of climate change and will dedicate more than 389 million dollars to adaptation to the impacts of climate change over the next five years."
By committing itself to this expansive and ambitious policy plan, the province aims to position itself as a global leader in green energy.
"Together, we will build a greener, more resilient and more prosperous Quebec," said Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change.
Guess what Montreal? The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here. The first Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) passenger cars have finally arrived and are getting ready to be tested!
Wrapped in a "plastic cocoon," we can't actually see the cars right now but "they will be revealed to the general public in the coming weeks," REM spokesperson Emmanuelle Rouillard-Moreau told MTL Blog.
The REM also began its tunnel boring operation near the Montreal-Trudeau Airport. A three-kilometre tunnel some 30-metres below the surface is slowly beginning to take shape between the REM's Marie-Curie station in the Technoparc sector and the airport.
Who's excited to ride Montreal's new rapid-transit system?
McKinnon pulled out cigarettes during the skit, so as to imply a stereotype about Montrealers and smoking that doesn't exist.
The trope is more suited to mimicking Parisians from France, who are known for their smoking fetish. (If they wanted to point out Montrealers' love of smoking, they should have used our legal weed instead.)