NOVA SCOTIA IN THE FALL Mark your calendars, auto recyclers–you’ve got plans this fall! The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) will host its 2022 Convention over two days, on Sept. 30, 2022, and Oct. 1, 2022. Held at the Inn on Prince in Truro, N.S., the festivities will kick off Friday, Sept. 30 […]


CATCH AND RELEASE When reports of corruption within the GTA’s towing industry first hit mainstream headlines, local police services looked poised to get to the bottom of it, but as the aftermath of Project Platinum is sorted out in court, defence lawyers are baffled by the number of charges stayed. Don Carter, a lawyer representing […]


TOUCHED BY A NOODLE A British Columbia-based religious leader is continuing on his crusade against ICBC’s oppressive policies toward certain religious headwear, arguing that it is not up to a government corporation to test his faith. Gary Smith of Grand Forks is the Captain of B.C.’s Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and, as such, […]


CYBER LOCKPICKING Experts have recently noted keyless entry on Tesla vehicles and how the added convenience is largely outweighed by the cybersecurity vulnerabilities this relatively new technology possesses. Sultan Qasim Khan, a principal security consultant at Manchester, UK-based security firm NCC Group, says that thieves can exploit the entry systems of Tesla Model S and […]


A CITRUS SITUATION Some eagle-eyed EV enthusiasts have noticed “orange peel” paint on the RT1 pickup trucks recently delivered by Rivian. Orange peel is the term generally used to describe the texture of paint that has not dried evenly on a vehicle, leaving it with a bumpy and sometimes coarse finish. In a video posted […]


REAL TRUST IN AI The results of a consumer survey from Solera showed that 79 percent of drivers would trust an AI to handle the entirety of their claims experience. According to the latest edition of Solera Innovation Index 2022, a seven percent year-over-year increase in comfortability with fully AI-driven claims management has been observed. […]


DRIVEN BY GLASS Driven Brands announced the acquisition of the U.S.-based auto glass repair chain All Star Glass in early May. The chain was founded 40 years ago by Sam Scharaga, and it would go on to become the largest family-owned auto glass company in the United States, a fact that Driven Brands attributes to […]


NETWORK IN NASHVILLE CARSTAR will host the annual CARSTAR Conference 2022, July 13-15 in the Music City at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. CARSTAR Conference 2022 is the first in-person gathering of the U.S. and Canadian operations since 2019. More than 1,000 CARSTAR franchise partners from across North America, corporate team members, vendors […]