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Rachel Schoutsen

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As a traffic and weather reporter Rachel helps you navigate the traffic landscape so you can get there sooner.

A newbie to the team we stole Rachel from our sister company Beat the Traffic where she was a traffic presenter and gridlock specialist.  Rachel joined the "family" in 2011 as a news writer but quickly showed her on camera affinity and broadcast prowess.  Since the age of 12 Rachel has been telling friends and family she wanted to be a presenter and started volunteering at Rogers TV as a weather and field reporter.

Rachel holds an Honours BA in Broadcast Journalism from Wilfrid Laurier and a Videography degree from Conestoga College.

What does Rachel love about the weather?

I love the change of seasons. There is something magical as crisp red leaves turn into snowy branches then bud into spring and summer beauty. I love all the Canadian seasons, I think winter can overstay its welcome but it makes the warm spring air that much sweeter. 

I also love how weather surrounds many Canadian conversations. We all feel the need to comment on the bitter cold, which sparks conversations with complete strangers. Weather gives us a platform to connect with people. 


  • Rachel has a tiny dog named Rainbow (aww)
  • She has a twin brother (and no not identical)
  • Bitten by the travel bug Rachel’s favourite places have been to Malta, the Grand Canyon and Mykonos

Employees getting fit together

ISTOCK winter tires

Can I take my winter tires off yet?

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Aftermath of the epic snowfall in Terrace, BC

Terrace BC

The first day of spring in Terrace, BC


Bringing people out of Winter Hibernation

Blizzard Canadian flag

Myth: Frigid winter bad for maple syrup


McMaster U's connection to the Toronto Zoo

Christmas Tree Farm

Real, and spectacular

Frost grapes

Save the wine! Here's how

Rachel 10

Trip of a lifetime

Rachel run

First half marathon in torrential rains

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Warm weather and kidney stones

Rachel Article 1

Planning for climate change

Hot sun

The man who beat melanoma several times


March travel chaos: Was weather to blame?

Watermain break2

Casualty of winter

Winter tires

Don't trade your winter tires just yet


Southern Ontario: Dicey February commutes

Porsche - BTT - Feb 21, 2014.

Toronto Auto Show: A recap

Snow license plate

Clear your car, or pay up

moscow traffic - wikimedia - feb 11, 2013

Heading to the Winter Games?

Feb 3 Twitter ice dent

How bad were GTA roads in January?

Rachel's dog

Riding in cars with dogs


The Road Less Traveled...the HOV

BTT- Bangkok traffic

That's the Law?


What causes traffic?

Toronto Traffic - June 27, 2013.

Switching lanes to beat traffic: The illusion of getting ahead

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