At War with Nature: Fence to be erected along B.C.’s Highway 3 to mitigate wildlife collisions

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

Taking Stock: Balancing business and empathy post-collision

Toronto, Ontario — There’s never a shortage of talk in our industry, from new product launches to repair procedure updates and rants about labour rates, but for just one moment, join us in taking a step back to talk about what is truly the most important feature of a collision repair facility—the customer. Regardless of […]

Rubber Renegade: Runaway tire injures B.C. man

Kensington, British Columbia – On June 7, the Burnaby RCMP received calls reporting something strange: a rogue tire, merrily striking multiple vehicles as it flew down the opposite direction of Highway 1, Kensington. Unfortunately, one of the drivers was hurt by the runaway tyre. According to the RCMP, he was taken to hospital with serious, […]

Slice Through Sweet Pete’s: Volvo SUV crashes through Toronto bike shop window

Toronto, Ontario — The motorists have struck another blow in their ongoing civil war against the cyclists, following reports that a Volvo V60 SUV plowed through the front window of Sweet Pete’s Bicycle Shop in Toronto’s downtown Bloordale neighbourhood on Friday. In all seriousness, the shop’s owners took a very scary situation with an impressive […]

Post-crash Parity: U.K. study shows women more likely to be trapped after a crash

Toronto, Ontario — A U.K.-based research team is pushing for the industry to expand crash testing involving “female” crash dummies, as their studies have shed light on a disparity in testing requirements that leaves female drivers far more vulnerable after a collision. Professor Tim Nutbeam, along with his team of researchers from the University Hospitals […]

Grey Skies: B.C. driver evades concrete downpour without injury on Highway 1

Toronto, Ontario — A B.C. driver is counting himself as lucky to not be seriously injured after making it through an accidental concrete hailstorm along Highway 1 on Friday. Steve Hrabchak says “Definitely there was a lot of potential for someone to get seriously hurt, there was baseball-sized chunks of concrete coming down,” he told […]