Various types of anti-idling provisions have been written into Canadian municipal by-laws for at least three decades. In the Greater Vancouver Regional District, both the City of Vancouver and City of North Vancouver have added amendments to their Street and Traffic Bylaws prohibiting a motor vehicle stopped on a city street from operating its engine for more than 3 minutes during a 60 minute period.

In today’s busy world, finding the time to wash our cars can be a hassle. That’s probably why automatic car wash businesses do so well. So it should be no surprise that the concept of waxing a vehicle is foreign to many people — partly because they don’t see the point, and also because they simply have no idea how to do it.



The OpenRoad Toyota stores in Richmond and Port Moody recently organized their first annual charity golf tournament, successfully raising $25,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon. Make-a-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon is a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.