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Safe driving in snow, ice and colder temperatures

When it comes to driving in winter conditions, oddly enough, the first thing to ask ourselves is, “Do I really need to drive?” As snow falls across the province and our roads are covered in ice, here are important things for all of us to keep in mind to stay safe.

 

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Winter driving safety—what gear to carry in your car

When it comes to winter driving, it’s important to carry around some actual tools and roadside emergency items that may come in handy should you find yourself in a winter driving situation.

 

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Cannabis Legalization in BC

With the legalization of cannabis set to come into effect this summer, the majority of British Columbians are concerned about their personal safety on the road, and how it may affect their insurance coverage. BCAA wants to keep everyone protected under the new law, whether it’s on the road, or at home.

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Protect your new holiday gifts

Here are some tips to help you protect your new high value gifts throughout the year and get the most out of your home and renters insurance.

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Roads to Innovation: Part 1

Watch the first part of our two-part series Roads to Innovation where we look at the evolution of mobility in BC and Canada. Here we uncover how quickly innovation can creep up on us, becoming so embedded in our daily lives that what’s new becomes the every day.

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Small Space Hacks

There’s no shortage of creative ways to eke out extra room in a compact condo or tiny house. But sometimes clever space-savers – think ceiling-scraping shelves and piles of baskets – create visual clutter. Andrew Barker, Principal Designer and owner of AJ Barker Design in Vancouver, has designed more than 30 condos and townhouses. He offers some design hacks that maximize a home’s available space while maintaining a sense of openness and flow.

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All Together Now

Travelling with extended family can be an amazing way to see the world and create special memories. While it can be a challenge to organize a large group, the enriching experience of having everyone along is worth the effort. But before you jump into that epic summer road trip or reunion cruise to Alaska, take note of these tips.

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Some Like it Hot Some Like it Cold

BC winters inspire a mental tug-of-war between wonder and weariness: gloomy grey days, but tons of snow at higher elevations. The mountain wonderlands are so alluring that, come December, we can’t wait to head up the hill for frosty frolicking. By February though (OK, mid-January), we’re so over it, and ready to book a flight to warmer climes. Can’t decide whether to revel in winter or seek the sun? Here are some vacation ideas to suit all tastes and budgets, from quick getaways to once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

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The Ultimate Guide to Tires

Most of us rely on tires every day of our lives. Yet we understand surprisingly little about these rolling pieces of rubber that separate rim from road. Sure, we know to keep them filled with air and fix them when they’re flat – but confusion abounds about the different types, terminology and traits, from rubber composition and tread patterns to performance.

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Inspector Karen Williams is off duty. She’s spending a relaxed night in an undisclosed hotel before heading off on a three-week work trip. She’s not evaluating her current digs – at least not formally. But after 11 years of roaming BC, Alberta and the Caribbean to review hotels and restaurants for the CAA/AAA Diamond Rating System, it has become second nature.

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Shake Up Call

Between the earth’s natural climatic cycles and seismic activity – and a recent upsurge in storms, wildfires and floods attributed to global warming – British Columbians need to be prepared, more than ever, for whatever nature dishes out.

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The Many Faces of a BC Winter

When we talk about winter driving, it’s tempting to fixate solely on tips for navigating snow and ice: install winter tires, take it slow, carry salt, monitor the weather forecast and so on. While this is all sage advice, BC winters are a mixed bag that can toss out nearly any condition on top of white stuff and frigid temperatures. So read on for a few other ways the season can manifest in this province – and how to drive safely no matter what face winter decides to put on.

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Participate with us in the BCAA Food Drive

From December 10 to 18, we’re helping local food banks support families across BC. As the holidays near, you might be thinking of doing the same. Learn what food items are most needed and how you can make the biggest impact in your community.

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