Rivian is Ready: OEM can now sell vehicles in Canada

Ottawa, Ontario — As of this week, Transport Canada has authorized Rivian to sell vehicles in Canada. While Rivian has yet to kickstart its Canadian deliveries, despite original promises that customers would receive orders by Nov. 2021, the automaker has now been certified and registered by Transport Canada. The news comes a few days after […]

Welcomes of the Week: Simplicity Car Care St. Boniface

Saint Boniface, Quebec — Simplicity Car Care has announced its newest franchisee location in Saint Boniface, Quebec. Simplicity Saint Boniface owner, Luc Bistodeau, acquired Carrosserie St-Boniface & Fils in December of 2019, and has been working in the field since 1989. Working as a body painter, technician, and paint representative, he knows the details needed […]

Fantastique Fix: Network hosts annual conference in Quebec City

Quebec City, Quebec — Fix Network hosted its annual Network Conference last week, where company franchisees, industry stakeholders and Fix executives gathered in Quebec City for two days of speaker sessions, a trade show, networking activities and a semi-formal gala. The event kicked off on Thursday afternoon with an opening address from the newly-named President […]

SprayMax SEMA Plans: Company to reveal new UV system at SEMA Show

Las Vegas, Nevada — During SEMA 2022, SprayMax plans to showcase its “productivity and profitability-building” 1K and 2K aerosol lines, in addition to a brand-new UV System, the company announced earlier this week. The new UV system is said to allow typical repairs to be completed in less than half the time of traditional refinishing procedures, […]

Disproportionate Declines: Female apprentices were more affected by pandemic barriers than males, says CAF report

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) has unveiled its results report for 2022, where it suggests that female apprentices were more affected by the barriers imposed by the pandemic compared to male counterparts. “The decline in female apprentices was proportionately larger than that of male apprentices for both new registrations and completions,” wrote […]

Trail of Fire: Kia adds Sportage, Sorento models to tow hitch fire risk recall

Washington, D.C., United States — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another Kia recall, in addition to the Telluride recall issued by the automaker last month. A further 70,000 models–this time of the Kia Sportage and Sorento varieties–have been added to the recall, prompted by dozens of reports of the models […]

Can You Believe This?! September 30, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — It’s Friday! Which means there’s a new Collision Repair Can You Believe This?! clip out! Start your day off right with this video full of all things weird and wacky.