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There’s Snow Business Like Shoveling

By Vicky Sanderson • Toronto Star The recent mix of mild and cold weather may have created a very un-Canadian feeling that snow removal won’t be a big worry this year. But before you relax too much, let’s not forget that snowy January in 1999 when then-Toronto mayor Mel Lastman called in the army to […]

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Wovel Eases Shoveling Woes

It is snowing heavily, and as you look out the driveway, you realize that huge clumps of snow are already building up outside, blocking your vehicle from leaving the house. What are some of the choices you currently have at the moment? You can perform the dirty job of shoveling snow yourself by the traditional […]

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Highly Efficient Wovel: wheeled snow shovel

By Mike Hanlon • Gizmag.com Replace the intricate wheel casting with wooden spokes and it’s possible to believe that the Wovel was designed and built a thousand years ago – it has an air of elegant simplicity that belies the amount of thought and science which went into its design. The Wovel is a wheeled […]

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Business Week: Snow Shoveling Made Easy

For some, shoveling snow is nothing more than a brisk morning workout. But for many others, all that bending, lifting, and twisting may lead to back problems – or worse. Not with this weird-looking snow shovel. Wovel (rhymes with shovel) is the latesst in ergonomic shovels that make moving the white stuff easier on your […]

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A Healthy Bargain

If back problems and over-exertion are concerns while shoveling snow, maybe The Wovel would be a good gift. It’s a shovel on a wheel. And instead of lifting a heavy shovel full of snow, you just push down on the handlebar, the scooper lifts up and throws the snow forward. Not cheap at $159.95, but […]

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Slobs let dogs and leverage do the dirty work

Like hunters aiming at reindeer with credit cards dangling off their antlers, retailers now have us squarely in their holiday sights. Admittedly, that’s stark Darwinian imagery for this Intelligent Design-tinted time of year. But while the holidays stir the best in us spiritually, the rule of the retail jungle has always been as cutthroat as […]

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Why Shovel When You Can Wovel

At first glance it looks like an antique garden tool, but a snow-removal gadget called the Wovel (rhymes with shovel) has found a place in some Wisconsin garages right next to the rock salt and ice chipper. The Wovel consists of a 34-inch wheel attached to a long shovel. As you roll the wheel down […]

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Labor of Wovel

or: How to re-invent the shovel by adding a wheel BY MARC SILVESTRINI Copyright © 2005 Republican-American Had the driveway that leads to Mark Noonan’s New Canaan home been just a bit shorter, none of this would have happened. But Noonan’s driveway is 100 feet long and clearing it of snow and slush is a […]