REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

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RENEWABLE REBATES Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin has announced $9.5 million in rebates to help people purchase electric vehicles. According to a news release, the $9.5 million will be used for the rebate program for new and used electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and e-bikes. Rebates will be $3,000 per new vehicle and $2,000 for used […]

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

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BIENVENUE, CSN MARTIN CSN Collision Centres has officially made their first moves into the Quebec collision repair market, as the nationwide collision banner welcomes CSN Martin of Quebec City into the fold. CSN’s sales manager for Quebec, Charles Boivin, who was instrumental in bringing CSN Martin under the banner, says he is excited to kick […]

ONTARIO | REGIONAL NEWS

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ACCIDENT INSIGHTS The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released collision and fatality data for 2020, showing a decline in total collisions for the province but an increase in fatalities. Last year saw 26 percent fewer collisions than 2019, though the fatality rate was 22 percent higher. A large number of deaths were deemed preventable and […]

REGIONAL NEWS | MANITOBA

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THE MPI FADEAWAY Like feet at your mom’s house, the repair rate terms presented to Manitoba Public Insurance by provincial repairer associations are officially off the table after negotiations broke down. MPI has given a 90-day notice announcing the termination of the current industry agreement with the automotive trades on repair rates. Talks between the […]

SASKATCHEWAN | REGIONAL NEWS

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COMING SOON FROM SGI Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) delivered an update on its collision industry services during last week’s Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) meeting, detailing its incoming paint material rate changes as well as current endeavours alongside software management companies and OEMs. The first SGI announcement to take effect will come April 1 […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ALBERTA

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WILD WEST Albertans, check your keys; a new report from HelloSafe.ca shows that the province is swinging well above its weight when it comes to rates of vehicle theft, and the thieves’ targets aren’t exactly what one might expect. The report, published on February 2, outlines rates of vehicle theft across Canada and showed that […]

REGIONAL NEWS | BRITISH COLUMBIA

TRY, TRY, TRIAL AGAIN Consistently in the crosshairs of critical British Columbians, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is in hot water again over its newly introduced no-fault insurance platform that has B.C. trial lawyers calling the model unconstitutional. The B.C. Trial Lawyers Association successfully argued in court that ICBC’s platform, wherein claims are […]