Money Pit: Sinkhole forms in parking lot of Edmonton luxury car dealership

Edmonton, Alberta — Just when you thought your childhood fear of quicksand had passed—your car has been consumed by the earth. That is what four Edmonton residents are asking themselves after a sinkhole opened up in the parking lot of a south-end Infiniti dealership on Tuesday. Owner of the neighbouring Mercedes-Benz Heritage Valley dealership, Lucky […]

Look Both Ways: Elk directs traffic on Alberta highway, issues warning to driver

Jasper, Alberta — In a stunning reversal to the relationship between nature and machines, concerned motorists along an Alberta highway near Jasper recently found themselves being herded to the road’s shoulders by a rogue bull elk out for a stroll. In a video uploaded to YouTube by WildlifeOnVideo, several drivers were forced to stop along […]

Fobbed Off: Car relay theft attacks spreading across Western Canada

Golden, British Columbia – Auto theft is on the rise across Canada, and small towns are no exception. In the past month, the town of Golden witnessed a 60 percent increase in auto theft, according to the RCMP. While the RCMP has not provided further details in its press release, aside from some tips, this […]

A Rep with Rhythm: BASF Western account rep inducted to country music hall of honour

Toronto, Ontario — Repair facilities in Western Canada may know him as the guy that gets them their paint, but Chad Melchert is also a drummer—and the drummer is finally getting their due. Melchert announced on LinkedIn this week that he has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association’s Hall of Honour. In addition […]

Practiced Perfection: Dorien Lozeau returns from German car painting training challenge

Neuss, Germany – Former Bodyworx Professional cover star, and rising star in his own right, Dorien Lozeau recently returned from a WorldSkills training session in Neuss, Germany ahead of this fall’s WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition. This four-day car painting challenge, supported in part by 3M and Festool, took place between Sept. 5 to Sept. […]

The Premier’s Picks: Eleven skills industry leaders form Alberta ‘Council on Skills’

Edmonton, Alberta — A group of eleven skills industry stakeholders will head up the new “Premier’s Council on Skills,” announced on Monday, as the province of Alberta continues its push to bring more skilled trades workers into the province. Comprised of leaders from various sectors of industry, though unfortunately lacking an expert specifically knowledgeable in […]

Welcomes of the Week: ProColor Collision opens in southeast Calgary

Calgary, Alberta – On Aug 30, ProColor Collision announced a new location in southeast Calgary, the latest in the company’s network of independently owned and operated repair centres. Located in the Douglasdale community, ProColor Collision Calgary Southeast is an advanced collision repair facility with experienced journeyman autobody technicians and autobody painters wielding the latest paint […]