REGIONAL NEWS | MANITOBA

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Manitoba drivers are projected to see auto insurance premiums drop by an average of 8.8 per cent in the coming months. In early December 2020, the Public Utilities Board (PUB) approved MPI’s request, which averages out to a savings of more than $100 per policyholder. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) stated that it can deliver savings […]

SASKATCHEWAN | REGIONAL NEWS

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KEEPING TABS The government of Saskatchewan has introduced legislation with the aim of tightening up regulations surrounding scrap metal theft in the province. The legislation includes an update to the Pawned Property Amendment Act and the requirements for reporting for scrap metal dealers. The changes would require that dealers obtain and record the identification and […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ALBERTA

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BRINGING IN BRENNANS CSN Brennan is the latest CSN Collision Centre to join the network under the ownership of Lift Auto Group. Located in Stettler, Alberta a town with a population just over 11,000 people, CSN Brennan is well established as being on of the best repairers in the area, CSN in its online press […]

REGIONAL NEWS | BRITISH COLUMBIA

WEST COAST WELDING One lucky Canadian is going home with a brand-new PR 220 MV Synergic Welder from ProSpot, thanks to the company’s Big MIG Giveaway promotion. Jamie Crowther from Victoria, British Columbia is one of three lucky winners of the ProSpot promotion. For their prize, Crowther chose the company’s brand new 200-amp x 35 […]

REALITY CHECK

There is nothing normal about the ‘new normal’ BY STEFANO LIESSI Here we are—we survived to see 2021 despite the hackneyed persona of its predecessor 2020. As many of you likely are, I am rather bitter about 2020, it was a less than pleasant experience for many of us, resemblant to that of having the […]

FORGED IN FIRE

A welcome fresh start follows the flames BY JAY PERRY At the mention of the Metal Ages, we can all conjure up images of blacksmiths working the metal of their craft using fire to strengthen the product of their labour. I think this is an appropriate metaphor for the year that is finally in the […]

THE GOOD LIFE

Your good life is not a goal—it’s right now BY CHELSEA STEBNER I think that many of us know one of the very best ways to learn is through listening and conversation with other like-minded people who are in similar leadership roles. It is often a lonely place to be. I love the opportunity to […]

CRUNCH TIME

Put pressure on those bleeding costs BY TOM BISSONNETTE Back in 1986, I worked at Parr Auto Body as the shop manager. I was in way over my head—a 2,230 sq. m. (24,000 sq. ft.) facility with a rent cost of $12,000 a month was just one of the insane overheads that the business had. […]

DON’T BE A GUESSTIMATOR

Do your research and remove the guesswork BY FORTY, THE PROGRESSIVE ESTIMATOR It isn’t very often that the wheel is reinvented, but what happens to the old wheels when they have been improved upon? With each improvement of accuracy and performance, how long until the older model becomes a past solution to a non-modern problem? […]

THE EV ARMS RACE

Lead the charge BY MAX REID It’s often hard to know you’re at a turning point in history until well after the corner has been turned. Technology continually accelerates and progresses while seamlessly integrating into our daily lives without a thought. But like the race to the moon and the advent of the assembly line […]