Merry Manitoba: AIA Canada’s upcoming Manitoba Division Christmas Luncheon

Winnipeg, Manitoba — As the holiday season⁠—and winter weather⁠—cascades upon Canada, AIA is getting into the holiday spirit⁠—the organization has announced details for its annual Manitoba Division Christmas Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Like previous years, the Viscount Gort Hotel⁠—located at 1670 Portage Avenue in […]

Grand Theft Auto: IBC lists the top 10 stolen vehicles in Canada

Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released its list of the top 10 stolen vehicles in the country in an effort to raise awareness of the amount of vehicle-related crimes that occur as well as ways to prevent them. IBC’s TOP 10 STOLEN VEHICLES IN CANADA: Ford 350SD AWD 2007 Ford […]

Corporate Conversion: Boyd Group to become a public corporation

Toronto, Ontario — The Boyd Group has announced that it will be transforming from an income trust to a public corporation under the new name Boyd Group Services Inc. What Boyd is calling the ‘Arrangement’ was confirmed on Monday, Dec. 2 in the group’s home province of Manitoba. Approximately 81.03 percent of all unitholders within […]

Slow Down, Move Over: New Brunswick the final province to add tow trucks to law

Toronto, Ontario — New Brunswick has become the tenth province in the country to adopt tow trucks into its ‘Slow Down, Move Over’ law—which until now, only included police, fire and ambulance in its coverage. The inclusion of tow trucks in this law has been pushed for years by the widow of Nova Scotian Frank […]

Axalta’s Acquisition: Coatings company acquires Capital Paints

Toronto, Ontario — On Nov. 26, paint and coatings manufacturer Axalta announced the acquisition of Capital Paints LLC, a United Arab Emirates-based thermosetting powder coatings manufacturer. The company said Capital Paints will operate as one of three Axalta powder manufacturing facilities in its emerging markets region, with the other plants located in Malaysia and Indonesia. […]

Shanghai Showdown: Automechanika in the Far East

Shanghai, China — The 15th edition of Automechanika Shanghai saw its grand opening on Tuesday, where 6,590 exhibitors from 46 countries will gather throughout the week to network, learn about new product technology and witness the Chinese round of Automechanika’s Body and Paint World Championship. This year, the event will be held from Dec. 3 […]

International Excitement: The Body and Paint World Championship continues in China

Toronto, Ontario — The third leg of the Body & Paint World Championships kicks off this Tuesday at an Automechanika conference in Shanghai, China. Previous heats have been held in the U.K. and in South Africa. Held in the midlands city of Birmingham, the first stage of this contest took place at Automechanika Birmingham from […]

Tuesday Ticker

Lyft gets a Lift Ride-hailing company Lyft saw its share prices rise last week after it announced a partnership with Gett, a Tel Aviv, Isreal-based corporate transportation and ride-hailing service. On Nov. 18—the same day the announcement was made—Lyft saw 4.23 percent growth. Stocks closed at 43.04 on Friday, Nov. 15, and, on Monday, Nov. […]

Site Search: Ontario launches first-ever job site challenge for new auto plant

Woodstock, Ontario — On Nov. 28, the Ontario government announced a job site challenge to identify construction-ready sites where automakers or manufacturers could invest in Ontario by building a large plant, creating a wealth of both direct and supply-chain jobs for the province. Prabmeet Sarkaria, associate minister of small business and red tape reduction; Vic […]

Cue the Blue: PPG unveils 2019 automotive colour trends

Toronto, Ontario — Earlier this week, PPG unveiled its 2019 automotive colour trends, revealing a rise in the popularity of blue vehicles in North America.  Blue was the most popular automotive colour this year⁠—next to neutral shades like black, white, silver and gray⁠—with 10 percent of this year’s automotive builds sporting a version of the […]