Your job is safe in the crash-free future BY ALLISON ROGERS What does a collision-free future look like for the autobody repair industry? At the idea of such a reality, many would imagine the collapse of the sector; no collisions mean no cars to repair. But that’s where you’d be wrong. Honda recently made the […]


TOW-TAL CONTROL The Ontario government is looking to introduce legislation that seeks to “strengthen the province’s oversight of the towing sector,” along with measures to protect vulnerable road users and increase penalties for those engaging in high-risk driving behaviours. Through the newly introduced Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021, the Ontario government has […]


BRIGHTER DAYS The resilience of the global recycling industry was showcased at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) annual conference and exposition stage as organization President Robin Wiener said U.S. recycling industry output is up 6.4 percent from pre-pandemic levels. “As the industry gathers virtually for our ISRI 2021 annual convention this year, we […]

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Wally Dingman steps down as ARC chairman, Dalbert Livingstone to step into role BY ALLISON ROGERS The Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) recently announced its 10-years-standing Chairman Wally Dingman of Niagara- on-the-Lake, Ontario’s Caughill Auto Wreckers of will be stepping down from his position. Dalbert Livingstone of Island Auto Supply in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island […]



TOUGH BREAK, B’Y Pandemic lockdowns and the drop off in auto collisions that followed unfortunately won’t earn Newfoundlanders any cheaper rates for auto insurance and may actually see the province’s drivers paying more than they did pre-pandemic. Research by HelloSafe found that price quotes in Atlantic Canada increased by 13 percent in the first quarter […]


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EV APPREHENSION Over half of Quebecers say they would opt for an electric or hybrid vehicle but not without government incentives, says a new survey. According to a recent survey conducted by autoHEBDO.net, 55 percent of respondents are open to the idea of buying an environmentally friendly vehicle. However, 80 percent of buyers reported they […]


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DON’T TRIP OVER THE CHAIN President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Dennis Darby released a statement today, addressing concern over several policy changes recently made by the Ontario government that manufacturers are worried could negatively impact the Canadian supply chain. Derby’s statement is as follows: “Over the past year the role and […]



DIAMOND JUBILEE Small town bodyshop Virden Auto Body celebrated 60 years in business with an article in its local newspaper. The Beltz family has owned the business since 1972. Garry Beltz took over the business from its original owners, Tony Wade and Bob Smith, and the facility has been led by Garry’s son, Todd, for […]



PRAIRIE PACT Following in the steps of its prairie neighbour, the government of Saskatchewan has announced that it too will be partnering up with the U.S. state of North Dakota to help facilitate COVID-19 vaccines for select essential workers in the province. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum have signed a […]


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PANDEMIC PARTNERSHIP Alberta and Montana have reached an agreement to speed up the vaccination of Albertans by inoculating truckers who transport essential goods across the Canada and United States border. Starting May 10, Montana will be providing vaccines to truckers entering the state at a rest stop near Conrad at no cost. The service is […]