Chop Stopped: Alberta RCMP shut down chop shop near Bonnyville

Bonnyville, Alberta — Alberta mounties have laid down the law on a chop shop operating north of Bonnyville after they recovered 12 stolen vehicles from the property, just over a month ago. The suspicions of police were raised when a stolen Ford F350 service truck was discovered on the property, prompting local RCMP to investigate […]

Partners in Paint: PPG acquires Cetelon Lackfabrik GmbH

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — The giant that is PPG continues to grow as the automotive paint developer announced that it has acquired Cetelon Lackfabrik GmbH, a fellow coatings manufacturer across the ocean in Germany. “The strategic acquisition of Cetelon will allow PPG to further build upon its existing coatings product portfolio, liquid and powder coating technologies […]

Welcomes of the Week: CSN adds five new locations in the month of April

Toronto Ontario — CSN Collision Centres signed five new locations this month, as Canadian expansion picks up steam. The additions come as CSN looks to solidify itself as the preferred option for independent and banner repairers who are interested in joining a network to secure their future in the increasingly competitive collision industry, says the network.  […]

The Votes are In: AutoCanada announces election of directors and voting results

Edmonton, Alberta —  AutoCanada Inc., a multi-location North American automobile dealership group, elected several directors at its annual meeting, held on May 6, 2021. A total of 19,937,451 common shares—representing 72.61 percent of the issued and outstanding common shares of the company—were represented virtually or by proxy at the meeting.  Each of the following nominees […]

CEWS to the Rescue: CADA estimates that CEWS helped protect close to 48,000 automotive employees across Canada during the pandemic

Toronto Ontario — Findings from the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association’s (CADA) one-year survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on automobile dealers shows that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been a critical lifeline for dealerships and employees across Canada.  The survey, conducted from April 1 to 15, 2021 collected responses from 535 […]

So Long Speeding: ICBC and B.C. police launch campaign aimed to reduce speeding

Vancouver, British Columbia — ICBC and police across the province are launching a month-long campaign focusing on speed and urging drivers to slow down.  “Those who chose to speed excessively, change lanes aggressively, tailgate, disobey traffic lights and signs are willingly putting themselves and the public at risk for serious injury or death. In May, […]

EV/AV Report: May 10, 2021

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s EV/AV report a parliamentary committee recommends that Ottawa should mandate productions and sales of electric vehicles. While Saanich, B.C. jumps on the green bandwagon by investing in electric vehicle charging stations. The EV Network also noticed an increase in demand for EVs in Canada.  EV Mandate  A parliamentary committee […]

Praising Partners: Advance Auto Parts names 2020 Supply Chain Vendor Award winners

Toronto, Ontario — Supply chain partners recognized by automotive aftermarket parts provider for offering critical solutions and logistics support.  Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts retailer and supplier, honored several brand partners as part of the company’s 2020 Supply Chain Vendor Awards. Advance’s supply chain partners served a vital role, creating innovative solutions […]