REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

CARROSIER CASH Québec is giving a boost to its bodyshop sector, as the province’s labour minister announced a $2,109,160 investment into training for technicians and estimators. Minister Jean Boulet announced the investment in his home riding of Trois- Rivières where he stipulated that $1,672,985 of the total investment will be used to develop specific training […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ONTARIO

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SKILLS ON THE GO Skills Ontario, alongside Fix Network at its Milton, Ont. training centre, officially cut the ribbon on the Trades and Tech Truck before it sets off to schools across the province. The main focus of the event was on a group of seven students from Milton District High School who were given […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

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EASTERN HOSPITALITY Car sharing platform Turo is now available in Newfoundland and Labrador and P.E.I., the car-sharing company announced in late April. The company, which operates services like Airbnb but for vehicle owners, launched in Nova Scotia in 2019. Soon after, the company began exploring ways to expand its services to the rest of Canada, […]

MANITOBA | REGIONAL NEWS

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NOT QUITE THE ROCKIES Buckle up, Manitoban drivers. It’s bumpy out there. In fact, roads in the province are so rutted that Manitoba Public Insurance says it witnessed a 479 percent increase in pothole-related claims this March, compared to March 2021. The public insurer received 324 pothole-related claims in March 2022, compared to 56 in […]

ALBERTA | REGIONAL NEWS

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A PRETTY PENNY A recent report from Alberta’s superintendent of insurance shows that insurers in the province earned $1.32 billion more in premiums than they paid in claims in 2020, representing a widening gap between premiums and claim payouts. According to the Superintendent of Insurance 2020 Annual Report, Albertan insurers collected $5.81 billion, about $400 […]

SASKATCHEWAN | REGIONAL NEWS

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PARTY IN THE PRAIRIES Calling all, far and near, 2022 SAAR Fall Conference tickets are here. Set to run over three days and jam-packed with some of the biggest names in the North American collision repair industry, the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers are all geared up for what they are considering their most ambitious […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA | REGIONAL NEWS

MAKING IT A BIG THING The public spectacle caused by a flaming Tesla in downtown Vancouver raised some red flags with Transport Canada, as the federal regulator’s collision and defect investigation team made an appearance on-scene as part of a newly launched probe into the vehicle. Transport Canada dispatched their team alongside local fire services […]