REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

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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 […]

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

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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 […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ONTARIO

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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 […]

REGIONAL NEWS | MANITOBA

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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 […]

REGIONAL NEWS | SASKATCHEWAN

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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 […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ALBERTA

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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 […]

REGIONAL NEWS | BRITISH COLUMBIA

B.C. LOVES EVS Electric vehicles sales are on the rise in British Columbia, with more than 54,000 light-duty EVs now registered in B.C, says the provincial government. Energy Minister Bruce Ralston says that’s the highest reported purchase rate of electric vehicles in North America, making the province a leader in the EV sales market. B.C.’s […]