Trucks

The Nissan Ariya is a new electric hatchback, but that’s not the only thing new coming from the automaker for the 2021 model year. PHOTO: FCA

The Auto Sleuth: Hot off the press!

What’s new from Nissan, GM-Nicola electric truck partnership and more

  • Nov 9, 2020
The Nissan Ariya is a new electric hatchback, but that’s not the only thing new coming from the automaker for the 2021 model year. PHOTO: FCA
The 2021 Venza can only be bought as a hybrid. Unheard of perhaps five years ago, the move is not entirely surprising as hybrid costs have come down. The base price is an estimated $38,000, including destination charges. 
PHOTO: TOYOTA

FIRST LOOK: 2021 Toyota Venza

It’s a bold move to bring back a retired name, and even bolder to only offer it as an AWD hybrid

  • Nov 7, 2020
The 2021 Venza can only be bought as a hybrid. Unheard of perhaps five years ago, the move is not entirely surprising as hybrid costs have come down. The base price is an estimated $38,000, including destination charges. 
PHOTO: TOYOTA
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland

2020 Jeep Gladiator

It’s actually a real truck

  • Oct 19, 2020
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland
Bombi Pass on Highway 3. (@YRBKootenayBdn/Twitter)

Someone stole a portable toilet meant for truckers along Highway 3 in Kootenays

Maintenance company makes callout for portable washroom to be returned

Bombi Pass on Highway 3. (@YRBKootenayBdn/Twitter)
Nearly a dozen vintage trucks from the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society paraded from the IHS centre on Ninth Avenue to Victoria Quay and then Smitty’s, where IHS members gathered for a Canada Day lunch. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

WATCH: Vintage trucks parade through Port Alberni

Industrial Heritage Society volunteers celebrate Canada Day with a quiet cruise through town

Nearly a dozen vintage trucks from the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society paraded from the IHS centre on Ninth Avenue to Victoria Quay and then Smitty’s, where IHS members gathered for a Canada Day lunch. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
‘It’s frightening’: B.C. trucker on being on the road during COVID-19

‘It’s frightening’: B.C. trucker on being on the road during COVID-19

Armed with a keychain-sized hand sanitizer, trucker Brennan Bateman set out for the United States

‘It’s frightening’: B.C. trucker on being on the road during COVID-19
On Feb. 27, 2020, RCMP in Burnaby caught a truck driver with a third passenger in the back, sitting on a child’s car seat. (RCMP handout)

B.C. truck drivers caught with passengers sitting on wood block, children’s car seat

Two separate truck drivers were handed fines for illegal passenger seats in Burnaby

On Feb. 27, 2020, RCMP in Burnaby caught a truck driver with a third passenger in the back, sitting on a child’s car seat. (RCMP handout)
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