Discovery Day: Tropicana’s annual event goes digital

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Tropicana Community Services hosted its annual Discovery Day for its Auto Body Collision and Damage Repair Pre-Apprenticeship class of 2020 on Friday, which featured nearly three hours of thoughtful information and presentations from industry experts at 3M, Akzonobel and CARSTAR.  This year, given the current COVID circumstances, Tropicana’s Discovery Day was hosted […]

Editor’s Log: Long-term solutions

By Gideon Scanlon Toronto, Ontario — If there has been a theme in this magazine’s coverage of the Canadian collision sector, it has been its focus on the lasting consequences of social distancing. It is the position of the editorial team that, while the challenges facing collision facilities during the COVID-19 crisis are immense, these […]

Candid Camera: Intact’s new photo estimation procedure

Toronto, Ontario — Intact Insurance and Belairdirect have announced plans to expand the use of digital photos in estimation procedures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Ontario members of Intact’s Rely network received a note from the auto insurer advising them that the change would be one “allowing an Intact staff appraiser to write […]

EV/AV Report: May 11, 2020

Toronto, Ontario — May 11, 2020 — In this week’s AV/EV report, excitement over driverless cars goes viral at the Mayo Centre,  gas prices diminish electric demand, and Lyft pilots a new service in Canada. Robots: patient drivers One of the best-known American medical centres is using an autonomous vehicle to safely transport patients infected […]

Elyssa’s Endowment: WIN announces 2020 scholarship recipients

Halifax, Nova Scotia ⁠— The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has announced its 2020 scholarship recipients.  Of this year’s 11 recipients, WIN awarded a $1,000 scholarship to one Canadian student enrolled in the Motor Vehicle Body Repair program at Nova Scotia Community College⁠—Elyssa Wilson.  Elyssa began her career in collision repair in May 2019 at Highway […]

Pandemic Precautions: Messe Frankfurt NA delays major trade show

Frankfurt, Germany — Messe Frankfurt is the latest organization to cancel a major industry tradeshow amid the pandemic–Automechanika Frankfurt has been rescheduled for Sept. 14 to Sept. 18, 2021. The event was originally set to take place Sept. 8 through 12, 2020. Event organizers said, “it simply would not have been possible for many of […]

Capturing a Crisis: Color Compass webinar registration opens

Vancouver, B.C. — Color Compass is hosting a free online webinar, Capturing in a Crisis, to be held online on Wednesday, May 13 from 1:30 p.m. MST to 2:30 p.m. MST (12:30 p.m. PST). The webinar will be hosted Color Compass’s own Ryan Bellows, the webinar will feature presentations from Mike Anderson of Collision Advice, […]