REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

PRESSURE’S ON Propulsion Qu bec has released a study to “analyze the feasibility of implementing an extended producer responsibility (EPR) mechanism in Quebec.” Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an approach that seeks to transfer the responsibility for recovery and reclamation of materials to the companies at the origin of their marketing. Essentially, EPR acts as […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

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NEO SCOTIA Nova Scotia’s population passed the one-million-mark in December and the province is riding a high, with the government announcing a plan to double the population by 2060 through a skilled trades recruitment campaign. “Nova Scotia is no longer a ‘best-kept secret’—people are realizing this is one of the best places on earth to […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ONTARIO

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GRAND THEFT TORONTO The Toronto City Council is calling on the Toronto Police Services Board to form a unit aimed at addressing the rising tide of auto theft that Toronto has been in the midst of for the past several years. On Friday, December 17, the council voted to put the issue before the police […]

TERRITORIES | REGIONAL NEWS

THE WORST KIND OF LITTERBUGS After recognizing the sheer volume of abandoned vehicles in Yukon’s landfills, on roadsides and in forests, the territory’s auto recyclers are working to clear the problem. “[There are] growing piles of metal, growing piles of cars,” Ralph Charleston of Raven Recycling Society told the CBC’s The National. “We’re just trying […]

MANITOBA | REGIONAL NEWS

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“We’d like to express our appreciation to all of the individuals, families and businesses that donated to our campaign—it really is a great cause,” read a post from the shop’s social media accounts, announcing the campaign’s success. ’STACHE FOR CASH A Manitoba collision centre came to play in a big way for Movember this year, […]

ALBERTA | REGIONAL NEWS

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CATALYTIC ETCH-A-SKETCH Alberta is taking aim at rising catalytic converter thefts via new legislation that requires all scrap metal dealers to report transactions to law enforcement. Jail time was also increased. On Nov. 1, 2020, the Alberta government passed the Protecting Alberta Industry from Theft Act. Its aim was to make it tougher for criminals […]

SASKATCHEWAN | REGIONAL NEWS

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PEAKS IN THE PRAIRIES Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is working through a period of increased claims volumes thanks to an active storm season in the Prairies. According to an email distributed by the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR), the claims volumes over the last six-to-eight weeks have been above average. “Although the claim operations […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA | REGIONAL NEWS

UBER KICKED IN KELOWNA Uber Canada’s application to expand its services in British Columbia’s interior and on Vancouver Island has been rejected by the province’s Passenger Transportation board. The Board said it would not allow Uber to operate its ride-sharing service due to impacts on taxi companies and because it “was not convinced there exists […]