Fanshawe hosts grad party for Level 3 apprentices

The graduation class from Fanshawe College, with well-wishers Mike Kennelly, John Norris and Craig Alvaro.

London, Ontario — December 23, 2016 — Fanshawe College in London, Ontario recently held a special graduation party for the school’s Level 3 Auto Body Collision Damage Repair apprentices. The graduates can now head back to their respective shops, complete their training and write the Red Seal exam to become tradespeople in Ontario. Instructors from […]

Belron Canada acquires Speedy Collision

Belron Canada has acquired Speedy Collision, a network of 24 collision centres.

Montreal, Quebec — December 29, 2016 — Belron Canada has announced the acquisition of Speedy Collision, a network of 24 franchise collision centres located across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. “This acquisition will allow our business partners to gain efficiency in having one point of contact for both their glass and collision repair needs,” said Ralph […]

Looking Back: Top stories of 2016

Photos drawn from some of our top stories in 2016. Top Left: Sam Piercey left us in 2016, but his memory lives on with the Sam Piercey Foundation. Bottom Left: Rachid El Madawi of Rachid’s Auto Sales and his staff refurbished and auctioned this car to help pay for a much-needed operation for little Julie. Centre: Larry Jefferies reports on the First Notice of Loss project at CCIF. Top Right: Programming the automated system at CSN-CARS Collision. Bottom Right: The ongoing development of autonomous vehicles continued to be one of our top stories throughout the year.

By Mike Davey Hamilton, Ontario — December 29, 2016 — The collision repair industry has had more than its fair share of highs and lows in 2016. We’ve looked back over the hundreds of stories we’ve covered in the last year to pick out just a few of the top newsmakers from 2016. The five […]