Cobourg dealerships come together to invest in collision centre

An investment group of car dealers recently opened the Northumberland Collision Centre. The owners are (From Left) Jim Proskos – Cobourg Mazda, Hank Vandermeer – Vandermeer Toyota, Nick Palalas – Cobourg Honda, Tyler Campbell – Cobourg Nissan and Bud Lauria – Lauria Hyundai, Lauria Volkswagen.

By Erin McLaughlin and Tom Davis Cobourg, Ontario — December 13, 2017 — A group of dealerships in Cobourg and Port Hope have joined forces to open their very own bodyshop – Northumberland Collision Centre. The announcement indicates a change for the industry, a shift away from the independently owned or banner business. Located just […]

Chase Auto Body Supplies donates $10,000 to the Salvation Army of Canada

By CRM Staff Winnipeg, Manitoba — December 13, 2017 — The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the joy of giving. That’s something Chase Auto Body Supplies believes in, with its recent donation of a $10,000 cheque to the Salvation Army of Canada. Tim Shay, General Manager of Chase Auto Body Supplies, […]

Bodyshop to fight $56,000 fine for refusing to hire gay man

By Tom Davis Vegreville, Alberta — December 13, 2017 — A bodyshop that was found guilty of refusing to hire a gay, Indigenous, prospective employee and ordered to pay $56,000 in damages, has decided to fight the tribunal’s order. In October, tribunal Chair Karen Scott found Vegreville Autobody guilty of violating the Alberta Human Rights […]

Canadian auto sales to hit record high in 2017, despite November dip

By Tom Davis Toronto, Ontario — December 13, 2017 — The number of new vehicles sold in Canada in November dipped compared with the same month last year, but the industry is still on pace to top 2 million for the full year for the first time ever in automotive history. Scotiabank’s Global Auto Report […]

AIA Canada report looks at consumers’ views on connected cars

By CRM Staff Ottawa, Ontario — December 13, 2017 — Telematics systems and vehicle connectivity have the potential to significantly alter the already competitive automotive landscape in Canada, but how do consumers feel about connected cars? That’s the question a new report from the AIA was designed to answer. “Companies from software and telecommunications sectors […]

High-end SUVS most commonly stolen vehicle in Ontario

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — December 13, 2017 — Thieves in Ontario are going big, with high-end SUVs topping the International Bureau Canada’s (IBC) list of most commonly stolen vehicles. This comes at the same time as new figures from Statistics Canada found the number of vehicles stolen in the province increased by 1 […]