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CRASH IT CRUSHES CHARITY GOAL Emile Fremont, one of the organizers behind Alberta’s annual Crash It golf tournament, thanks all participants, sponsors, and fellow committee members for another successful event. This year’s charity event, held August 24 at the Blue Devil Golf Club in Calgary, Alberta, raised over $12,000 for Goal on Sight, a charity […]

Lawsuit Highs and Lows: Legal costs impacting auto insurance premiums in Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta – According to a new report from consulting firm MNP, fees associated with post-collision lawsuits have emerged as a significant contributor to rising auto insurance premiums in Alberta. In its report, MNP found that legal fees accounted for approximately 20 percent of premiums in Alberta, translating to nearly $200 annually for each driver. […]


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SAY HELLO TO SMITH Simplicity Car Care has announced that Greg Smith is the new owner of the Simplicity Car Care Spruce Grove location. With over 30 years of experience in the car repair industry, Smith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Simplicity family and is committed to providing topquality service to […]

Albertan Auto Theft: Province’s most-stolen models generally older, large pickup trucks

Edmonton, Alberta ⁠— Équité Association recently revealed data on car theft in Canada showed that Alberta’s auto thieves generally prefer to steal large, older model pickup trucks. The top five most stolen vehicles in Alberta are: Ford F-350 Ram 1500 Ford F-150 Honda Civic Chevrolut Silverado 1500 Équité Director of Investigative Services for western Canada, […]

Ask Aviva: Aviva auto claims v-p delves into details on ‘AutoCare Centre’ network

Toronto, Ontario — Rosallie Papa-Reid, v-p of national auto claims at Aviva Canada, recently sat for a one-on-one interview with Insurance Business Magazine, during which the insurer’s newly launched “AutoCare Centres” were discussed at length. The opening of Aviva’s first AutoCare Centre in North York turned some heads in the collision repair industry back in […]

Vitamin K: Johnny K Group raises $7,000 at cystic fibrosis charity walk

Edmonton, Alberta — The incomparable Johnny K, of CARSTAR MSO fame, is proud to say that his group of Edmonton-area repair shops have managed to raise $7,000 for cystic fibrosis research. With the combined power of six CARSTAR facilities at his disposal, Johnny Kloeckes and his army of collision experts attended the “Walk to Make […]

A Strong Backfield: Edmonton Elks partner with Lordco Auto Parts for 2023 season

Port Coquitlam, British Columbia — Lordco Auto Parts first made its way into Alberta in 2019 and has quickly ingratiated itself with its new neighbours, announcing Wednesday that the company has signed on as a partner of the Edmonton Elks. The Western Canada parts suppliers said this team-up with the CFL football squad is a […]