Ontario

The Long Road to Self-Driving Cars

2017_Toyota_RAV4_Hybrid-4The Toyota RAV 4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense driver assisting features. (Photo Courtesy of Toyota Canada Inc.)

Matt Owczarz

Originally published in Scribe Magazine

The future is in motion as Canada begins testing self-driving technology.

Autonomous – self-driving, or driverless vehicles – will be perfected to navigate roads without the need of a someone being behind the wheel. Equipped with GPS, cameras, and sensors, autonomous cars have the potential to be safer and more efficient – never running red lights, never exceeding the speed limit and devoid of all human error. However, there are a few kinks to work out before they can be fully rolled out.

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The Opioid Crisis in Canadian Drug Culture

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Matt Owczarz

First published by Swept

Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis and nobody is really safe.

Fentanyl, a painkiller that is stronger than both heroin and morphine, has spread across the provinces and caused a dramatic spike in fatal overdoses. The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse reported at least 655 deaths were caused by fentanyl nationwide between 2009 and 2014. (more…)