Fire at Victoria shop believed to be arson

A fire that caused approximately $230,000 worth of damage at Gurmail Auto Body is currently under investigation. Photo by CTV Vancouver Island.

Victoria, British Columbia — October 5, 2016 — Investigators now believe that a fire that broke out overnight at a body shop in Victoria, British Columbia, was set deliberately. Firefighters were called to Gurmail Auto Body on Dunedin St. in the very early hours of Monday after receiving a report that a number of cars […]

Unifund takes the cup at Fix Auto Insurance Soccer Tournament

The team from Unifund (above) took home the cup at the conclusion of the tournament. Check out the gallery below for more photos!

By Mike Davey Mississauga, Ontario — October 5, 2016 — Eight teams went head to head on the pitch at the TRIO Sportsplex in Woodbridge, Ontario for Fix Auto’s annual Insurance Soccer Tournament. The Fix Auto team was made up of a mix of corporate and franchisee staff, with the franchisees predominating. They were up […]

CARSTAR expands in Ottawa with new Express location

The new CARSTAR Express Ottawa Downtown is now officially open for business.

Hamilton, Ontario — October 5, 2016 — CARSTAR has opened another CARSTAR Express location, this time in Ottawa. The new CARSTAR Express Ottawa Downtown is located in an easily accessible part of the city. It is owned and operated by multi-store CARSTAR franchise partners Guy Parker and Louise Michaud. Services at CARSTAR Express Ottawa Downtown […]

Canadian Myles Veljacic wins Sustainability Award at R-M Best Painter Contest

Myles Veljacic (centre) of CSN-OpenRoad Auto Body competing at the R-M Best Painter Contest. Veljacic won the Sustainability Award and third place in the competition overall.

By Mike Davey Richmond, British Columbia — October 5, 2016 — The competition was intense, but that didn’t stop Myles Veljacic from bringing home two awards. Veljacic recently competed in the R-M Best Painter Contest at the R-M Refinish Competence Center in Clermont de l’Oise, France. He won third place in the overall competition and […]

Impact Auto Auctions’ new Edmonton facility is the largest in Canada

Celebrating the grand opening of Impact Edmonton. From left: Terry Daniels (Managing Director, Impact Auto Auctions), Councillor Jackie McCuaig, (Division 2, Parkland County), Dave Tenk (Branch Manager, Impact Edmonton), Councillor Tracey Melnyk (Division 6, Parkland County) and Deputy Mayor John McNab (Parkland County).

Edmonton, Alberta — October 5, 2016 — Impact Auto Auctions welcomed more than 250 auto industry professionals and local dignitaries to the grand opening of its new Edmonton auto salvage auction facility. Located at 26419 Twp. Road 525A in Acheson, Alberta, the facility is the largest of its kind in Canada. It features 47 acres […]

Tire Take Back fundraising cracks $1 million

Representatives of OARA, OFA, OTS, the Sunshine Foundation, Early's Auto Parts and the city of Alliston gather for the official cheque presentation at Early's Auto Parts.

Toronto, Ontario — October 5, 2016 — It’s been another successful year for Tire Take Back. This year, the tire recycling blitz collected 64,623 tires to raise $117,998 in support of the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. Early’s Auto Parts in Alliston, Ontario came out on top, collecting 15,346 tires, resulting in $21,491 of the total […]