SETTING THE STANDARD David Gold, owner of Ontario’s Standard Auto Wreckers, was recently recognized by Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson for his company’s work in the local community. “In 2014 we began discussions [for Standard to open in Port Hope], and it’s only been positive since then,” said Sanderson. The mayor noted Standard Auto Wreckers’ […]


MAKE ROOM FOR MOMS As of July 1, Ontario is implementing the Moving Ontarians More Safely Act–the MOMS Act–which includes stricter penalties for stunt driving, as well as heightened measures for commercial-truck safety, protection for cyclists and road workers and more oversight on the towing industry. Officials say that truck safety will improve with new […]


MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY A Vancouver woman drove to the ATM, now has to take out a lot more than she originally intended. In Richmond, B.C., police charged a woman hundreds of dollars for driving her white Audi onto a pedestrian-only parkway at the Brighouse Skytrain Station. She claims to have not seen the […]


CLEAN INVESTMENTS KC Recycling, a Canadian firm, received US$852,000 from CleanBC Plastics Action Fund to go towards a US$1.2 million plant upgrade. The recycling company is an E-scrap and end-of-life battery specialist and they are currently renovating their facility in Trail, British Columbia. Peter Stamper, the CEO of the company, says that they are grateful […]


DO YOUR HOMEWORK General Motors revised its Repairs and Inspections Required after a Collision document, and the company made some new distinctions between major and minor damage. One of the changes involves waiving other inspections and part replacements when there is a “minor outer body panel cosmetic distortion,” as long as the repairer performs the […]


THE GECKO GETS THINKIN’ According to a release, Geico is starting to use Tractable AI review photo estimating to double check estimates. Todd Combs, Geico’s CEO, says that the new solution will only heighten the customer’s experience. “GEICO customers know us for our speed of service and value,” Combs said. “Tractable’s artificial intelligence solution delivers […]


MOBILE MERGER asTech has acquired Mobile Tech RX, an automotive and collision reconditioning application. Mobile Tech RX has over 4,000 companies using the application for glass repair, detailing, paintless dent repair, wheel and rim repair, paint touch up, window tint, interior repair, PPF and vinyl repairs. “The merger between Mobile Tech RX and Repairify will […]


SAY IT AIN’T SO With COVID cases resurging and exhibitors getting cold feet as November starts rolling around, AIA Canada has announced that they have decided to cancel Canada Night 2021. Originally scheduled to take place on November 2, 2021, at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, during the AAPEX conference, Canada Night brings together […]