Platform Pioneers: Polestar 5 will feature bonded aluminum platform

Toronto, Ontario — Welders beware; Swedish automaker Polestar has announced the Polestar 5 electric vehicle which features a bonded aluminum platform. The company says the new feature will help streamline the manufacturing process, allowing vehicle bodies and platforms to be produced in unison. Polestar says the technology was developed in-house by more than 280 engineers […]

Metallic Migraines: PPG research says some metallic finishes interfere with ADAS

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Repainting bumper covers with certain metallic finishes can interfere with the operation of radar units located behind the bumper, according to recent findings from PPG. The paint giant’s research was conducted in partnership with several automakers and aimed to calculate the impact of a variety of colours on repainted bumpers. The findings […]

Piper’s Promotion: Michael Piper named VP of Development for Uniban Canada

Laval, Quebec — Uniban Canada has announced the appointment of Michael Piper as vice president of development. Having spent many years in the collision repair industry, Piper brings a wide range of practical leadership experience, said Uniban. He has held various key positions in both operations and development, in addition to being a leader in […]


PRESSURE’S ON Propulsion Qu bec has released a study to “analyze the feasibility of implementing an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mechanism in Quebec.” Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an approach that seeks to transfer the responsibility for recovery and reclamation of materials to the companies at the origin of their marketing. Essentially, EPR acts as […]


WHILE FEW ARE FOND OF THE STORMS CANADA HAS WITNESSED IN RECENT MONTHS, THE COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRY MUST ADMIT IT’S BEEN GOOD FOR BUSINESS. Don’t let your stress get the best of you Winter may not be every collision repairer’s favourite season, but it sure is a profitable one. The words of one collision repairer […]



NEO SCOTIA Nova Scotia’s population passed the one-million-mark in December and the province is riding a high, with the government announcing a plan to double the population by 2060 through a skilled trades recruitment campaign. “Nova Scotia is no longer a ‘best-kept secret’—people are realizing this is one of the best places on earth to […]


regional news

GRAND THEFT TORONTO The Toronto City Council is calling on the Toronto Police Services Board to form a unit aimed at addressing the rising tide of auto theft that Toronto has been in the midst of for the past several years. On Friday, December 17, the council voted to put the issue before the police […]


THE WORST KIND OF LITTERBUGS After recognizing the sheer volume of abandoned vehicles in Yukon’s landfills, on roadsides and in forests, the territory’s auto recyclers are working to clear the problem. “[There are] growing piles of metal, growing piles of cars,” Ralph Charleston of Raven Recycling Society told the CBC’s The National. “We’re just trying […]



“We’d like to express our appreciation to all of the individuals, families and businesses that donated to our campaign—it really is a great cause,” read a post from the shop’s social media accounts, announcing the campaign’s success. ’STACHE FOR CASH A Manitoba collision centre came to play in a big way for Movember this year, […]