REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

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TURNING GAS GREEN A P.E.I. auto shop is taking orders for its production run of small electric pickup trucks. Upcycle Green Technology, a Stratford based eco-friendly auto shop has completed two prototype pickup trucks, retrofitting model 2009-2013 Toyota Corrollas with electric batteries. According to the company’s founder, Natal Antonini, the primary advantage of these trucks […]

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

GRAND FORUM FESTIVITIES The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) has announced the date and time of its annual Quebec Grand Forum (Grand Forum du Quebec): the event will be held on December 15, 2022, running from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Je suis AIA” (I am […]

ONTARIO | REGIONAL NEWS

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FINANCIAL FACT-CHECK New information suggests that rumours of a new Gigafactory in Ontario are increasingly likely, aligning with Tesla’s plan to expand production by 13 new factories, and Ontario’s goal to become a global electric vehicle production hub. While the Ontario government has not released a statement specifically discussing a potential Gigafactory, the province has […]

MANITOBA | REGIONAL NEWS

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GIVE ’EM HAIL A hail-producing thunderstorm in Thompson, Manitoba earlier this month has created over 250 damage claims filed with Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) The claims come from an August 8 storm that damaged hundreds of vehicles. Hailstones from the storm were reported to have been as large as eggs, resulting in over 16-17 times […]

ALBERTA | REGIONAL NEWS

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WHO IS AL BERTA? Falling in step with similar projects launched in Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, the government of Alberta unveiled the “Alberta is Calling” campaign on August 15, which aims to sell the province as the place to be for Canada’s skilled trades workers. Operating within the Toronto and Vancouver markets, the campaign is […]

SASKATCHEWAN | REGIONAL NEWS

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STEP UP FOR SAAR The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) says it’s preparing for its “biggest and most ambitious” Fall Conference ever, to be held at the Dakota Dunes golf resort from September 22 to September 24, 2022. The festivities kick off on Thursday, September 22 with a shotgun start golf tournament at noon. […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA | REGIONAL NEWS

AT WAR WITH NATURE For autobody repair facilities in British Columbia’s East Kootenays, humanity and nature find themselves at a crossroads—sometimes it is a literal crossroads where the human ends up in a nasty car wreck and an animal is left injured. Steven Johnson, an estimator at Cranbrook, B.C.’s Rocky Mountain Collision told Collision Repair […]