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 […]

ALBERTA | REGIONAL NEWS

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ATTACK AT ALBERT’S AUTO BODY The owner of an Edmonton, Alberta collision centre is devastated following the fatal attack of a longtime employee. On May 18, Anthony Hai, the owner of Albert’s Auto Body in Edmonton’s Chinatown neighbourhood, found his employee Hung Trang injured in a corner of the building following reports a stranger had […]

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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 […]

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CELEBRATING CECILE Cecile Bukmeier, instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Bodyworx Professional columnist was recently named a recipient of the “Sturdy 30” award from Skills Alberta. Bukmeier is no stranger to blazing trails in the Canadian automotive industry, becoming the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s first female autobody instructor and winning the […]

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 […]