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Kaitlynn Furse - CAA South Central Ontario. Thornhill, ON, CA

Kaitlynn Furse Kaitlynn Furse

Manager, Public Relations | CAA South Central Ontario

Thornhill, ON, CANADA

Media spokesperson for CAA SCO and subject matter expert on winter driving, road trips and travel.

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Biography

A communications and media relations professional, Kaitlynn has worked with some of Canada's leading brands to bring corporate storytelling to life. Having worked in both agency and corporate settings, Kaitlynn takes an insights-led approach to developing aspirational and practical communications strategies.

As a member of the corporate communications team at CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO), Kaitlynn leads the organizations public relations initiatives and serves as a media spokesperson.

Kaitlynn is an avid traveller, knowledgeable about travel and tourism trends, having previously served as the manager of global public relations and partnerships for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.

Industry Expertise (3)

Travel and Tourism Automotive Public Relations and Communications

Areas of Expertise (4)

Winter Driving Travel and Tourism Strategic Communications Road Trips

Education (2)

Humber College: Post Graduate Certificate, Public Relations

University of Toronto: B.A. (Hons.), Political Science

Media Appearances (28)

Hot temperatures, humidity and long drives can be tough on your car: CAA

Durham Radio News  radio

2019-07-05

Spokesperson Kaitlyn Furse says if you’re planning a summer road trip, there’s a number of things you should check on your car first.

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What do you do when you are stuck in a ditch

The Weather Network  tv

2019-03-10

“First, stay calm,” says Kaitlynn Furse. “That’s the number one, most important, thing.”

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CAA urges motorists to be prepared for tricky driving conditions

Kitchener Today  online

2019-02-12

"First off planning your route is important and trying to stay on those main roads, which are typically better plowed than side streets. Also making sure that before you head out, you are filling up the gas tank, and your emergency kit is up-to-date."

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The key to making sure your car starts this week? A good battery, says CAA

CBC Windsor  online

2019-02-01

"At CAA, we've seen battery failures go up quite significantly over the past couple of the years — 25 per cent to be exact," she said. "What we're seeing that batteries just aren't lasting as long as they used to ... they typically only last 3 to 5 years."

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Extreme cold fills homeless shelters, freezes pipes and kills hundreds of car batteries

CBC Hamilton  online

2019-01-31

Public relations manager Kaitlynn Furse said there were a total of 1,496 calls for service in Hamilton between Sunday and Wednesday alone, with 619 of those for dead batteries.

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CAA seeing spike in service calls in Guelph, Waterloo region during cold snap

Magic 106.1  radio

2019-01-31

“On a normal winter day, we’ll receive about 4,000 calls,” Furse said. “Over the past few days, that number has doubled pretty much every day, so very, very high call volumes.”

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CAA swamped with dead battery calls

CityNews  tv

2019-01-22

Kaitlynn Furse speaks with Pam Seatle, CityNews

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Be ready for winter driving with tips from CAA

CHCH  tv

2019-01-21

Kaitlynn Furse from CAA was on Morning Live this morning with tips on how to make sure your vehicle stays running in this freezing weather.

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CAA urges drivers to prepare for extreme cold this weekend

Hamilton Spectator  online

2019-01-18

"Our top priority is always focused on keeping our members safe," said Kaitlynn Furse, public relations manager, CAA SCO. "Extreme cold can wreak havoc on cars and shorten the lifespan of your car battery, but more importantly, it increases the risk of being stranded. We are encouraging members to take the cold weather seriously and plan ahead to stay safe before heading out on the road."

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What to put in your vehicle’s emergency kit

Durham Radio News  online

2018-12-14

Public Relations Manager Kaitlynn Furse says it’s also important to have a phone charger in your emergency kit.

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CAA Gives Tips On Safe Winter Driving

MyFM  radio

2018-11-16

Kaitlyn Furse with CAA says in the event of an emergency, there are some things to make note of.

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London police, OPP, CAA report spike in service calls following blast of winter weather

Global News  online

2018-11-16

“Yesterday, in the London area, for example, the actual average time of arrival was just over an hour so it can differ, and that’s why we always recommend for drivers, as they’re preparing for the winter months and getting their cars ready and all their maintenance checked, that they keep that emergency kit stocked up,” Furse said.

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'Tis the season to put on winter tires—and check your car battery: CAA

CBC London  

2018-11-14

Furse said the average lifespan of a car battery is around three to five years, but extreme temperature swings can drain the battery far quicker. Our growing reliance on in-car technology, such as vehicle navigation systems, can also suck the life out of a car battery, she said.

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It’s time for winter tires: CAA

Durham Radio News  online

2018-11-12

“What they [winter tires] do is they help you reduce the stopping distance and increase control on the roads,” explained Furse. “So it actually does improve your stopping distance by 25 per cent or two car lengths.”

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Getting ready for winter driving involves more than just changing to snow tires

Global News  online

2018-11-09

“At this point, you want to be thinking about that preventative maintenance,” she said. The key things you need to check are your tires, your windshield wipers, your fluids, your brakes and your battery.

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Top tips for a worry-free winter away

Globe Advisor  online

2018-09-18

"Peace of mind while travelling is the ultimate luxury," said Kaitlynn Furse, manager, public relations, CAA South Central Ontario. "Taking steps to ensure that you'll be covered with the right travel and medical coverage, is the best way to make the most of your time away during the winter."

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Drivers facing messy commute amid downpours

CP24  online

2018-08-21

“The most important thing is to make sure you are driving according to the weather conditions and if you do see standing water or any water on the road do not attempt to drive through it,” Spokesperson Kaitlynn Furse told CP24 on Tuesday morning.

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Drivers Urged To Get Their Cars Ready For Summer Driving

AM 800 CKLW  radio

2018-06-22

"We recommend bringing your car into your maintenance facility and getting a thorough inspection to make sure it's in good working order and so you won't have any issues on the road," says Furse.

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Drivers pocket savings by allowing their insurer to come along for the ride

Financial Post  online

2018-06-14

“If you’re a driver who drives low kilometres, doesn’t speed, and doesn’t have jerky driving, that kind of thing, then you have a lower likelihood of making a claim so you get a discount based on that driving behaviour,” said Kaitlynn Furse, spokeswoman for CAA South Central Ontario, which offers a service called CAA Connect that uses a telematics device plugged into the car.

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How to plan a worry-free adventure

Toronto Star  print

2018-05-24

"It's one thing to get to a place, but there's so many great little towns with things to see along the way," she says. "Doing research in advance lets you see if you can do a pit stop and have a picnic in a place you may not have otherwise seen."

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Quick Fix at Five: Consider a cruise for your next getaway

CTV News Kitchner  tv

2018-04-21

From CTV Kitchener's Rosie Del Campo: Kaitlynn Furse from CAA looks at the pros and cons of cruises

CTV Kitchener's Rosie Del Campo and CAA's Kaitlynn Furse

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Saturday News: Toronto at 6:00

CBC News  tv

2018-04-14

How to stay safe during a freezing rain storm.

CAA's public relations manager Kaitlynn Furse

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IN Studio - Preparing for Winter Driving

Rogers Kitchener  tv

2017-12-06

Details about the CHYM Tree of Hope, getting ready for winter with CAA and Explore Waterloo Region.

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Are winter tires necessary? "Absolutely Crucial" expert says

Yahoo News Canada  

2017-11-22

Every year when temperature starts the drop and snow starts to fall, the winter tires debate springs up. From questions about when to put them on, to discussions about their cost versus road safety, consensus on the winter tire argument never seems to happen.

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End Of Daylight Saving Poses Risks For Pedestrians in Halton and Beyond

inhalton.com  online

2017-11-04

CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding drivers and pedestrians that road safety is everyone’s responsibility - and great care and caution should be practiced.

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Snow in April? It’s too soon to take off your winter tires

Hamilton Spectator  online

2017-03-28

It's finally feeling a little bit more like spring in southern Ontario, so you might conclude that it's time to take off the snow tires.

Hang on, experts say.

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Thousands of Ontarians gearing up for a March Break road trip

Global News  

2017-03-09

“While many families continue to choose popular international destinations for March break such as Myrtle Beach and Orlando, many are also choosing to stay closer to home to explore our own backyard this spring vacation season,” said Kaitlynn Furse, public relations manager for CAA South Central Ontario...

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Canadian snowbirds flying further South

CityNews  tv

2017-02-01

More snowbirds are choosing more exotic destinations for the winter months.

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