Putting it on Paper: B.C. to reinstate mandatory certifications for tradespeople

Victoria, British Columbia — The province of British Columbia is proud to announce more details in its plan to re-launch the provincial certification process for skilled tradespeople, under the name SkilledTradesBC. The province says the new organization, renamed from the Industry Training Authority, will work to “raise the profile of skilled trades, modernize trades training […]

Cash for the Furnace: Insurance bureau says ICBC on track to lose $298 million this year

Vancouver, British Columbia — The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reported Friday that British Columbia’s crown insurance company is on track to record a financial loss of $298 million for this year. Vice president of IBC’s western and Pacific regions, Aaron Sutherland, called this update from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) “incredibly disappointing” […]

Relic Recovery: Rust Valley Restorers duo to auction off 300+ vehicles this weekend

Tappen, British Columbia — Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf, better known by their show business moniker, the “Rust Valley Restorers,” are continuing to shed their impressive automotive collections, as the pair prepare to hold a no-reserve auction this weekend where they expect to part with hundreds of vehicles. In a Facebook video,  Hall explained that he […]

EV/AV Report: Flying cars and smarter streets

Toronto, Ontario — A provincial government reconsiders a policy that may discriminate against single parents, a member of the Forbes Technology Council warns that roads need to be updated for the arrival of AVs, and a flying car startup announces its metaphorical farewell flight. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. Devil in the […]

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 […]

Welcome of the Week: CSN Alaska Hi-Way’s

Fort St. John, British Columbia — Let’s all take a trip up north to welcome CSN Alaska Hi-Way’s to the CSN Collision Centres network, as Lift Auto Group’s most recent acquisition begins a new journey with the banner. CSN Alaska Hi-Way’s has been serving the Fort St. John community for the past 40 years and […]