Pacific Coast Party: CCIF Vancouver early bird tickets on sale now

Vancouver, British Columbia — Be sure to save some of your industry trade show enthusiasm for the fall season because early bird tickets are now on sale for CCIF Vancouver, scheduled for Oct. 6 to 7 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. This year’s show kicks off on Thursday with a workshop, followed by a […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA | REGIONAL NEWS

MAKING IT A BIG THING The public spectacle caused by a flaming Tesla in downtown Vancouver raised some red flags with Transport Canada, as the federal regulator’s collision and defect investigation team made an appearance on-scene as part of a newly launched probe into the vehicle. Transport Canada dispatched their team alongside local fire services […]

Rental Rut: Car rental costs spiking across major cities

Toronto, Ontario — Delightfully dubbed the Carpocalypse, many North American cities face skyrocketing rental car prices—a persistent 2021 phenomenon that can be blamed on the supply chain Rental vehicle demand has rebounded. However, many rental operators struggled to reach pre-pandemic fleet levels due to the ongoing supply chain crisis, said Mathan Selven, general manager of […]

EV/AV Report: May 23, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, the British Columbia government has a limited time deal for EV charging station installations, Circle K’s parent company is looking to link up its North American stores and Honda reveals initial sketches of upcoming electric SUV. Less Charges for More Charge If you have […]

Easing the Pressure: ICBC reveals distribution plan for gas relief rebate cheques

Vancouver, British Columbia — Details surrounding ICBC’s gas relief rebate have finally been unveiled, as the government insurer plans to dole out $165 to any customer who held a basic insurance policy during February 2022. This news follows B.C. Premier John Horgan’s initial March announcement that the government would be sending out one-time cheques of […]

Not Over Yet: B.C. supreme court files class-action against GM for Bolt battery defects

Victoria, British Columbia — Just when General Motors thought it was clear of the Chevrolet Bolt controversy, the OEM has yet another class-action lawsuit levelled at it, this time from a class of concerned Canadians. The suit currently before British Columbia’s Supreme Court alleges that GM was aware of the defects present in the Chevrolet […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA | REGIONAL NEWS

KEEPING RECORD British Columbia has introduced regulations around the sale of catalytic converters in effort to curb the crime that reportedly costs the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) millions every year. As of March 14, the province now requires buyers to report each transaction, including seller information, straight to police. Catalytic converters thefts in […]

Pumped Pricing: Higher taxes for used cars this year, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia – Budget reforms in British Columbia may impact the used vehicle market sooner than expected, according to a disgruntled official opposition critic. Starting Oct. 1, private vehicle sales will be taxed based on the vehicle’s reported purchase price and the average wholesale value. This tax will apply to the greater of the […]