EV/AV Report: February 21, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — In today’s EV/AV report, a new federal investment program to promote ZEVs, police forces around Canada field test electric vehicles (EVs) and an Indigenous community integrates EV infrastructure. Reducing remissions Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) announced a $4.6 million investment into 22 organizations to support zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) awareness across Canada. This funding […]

Flood Follies: Storm-damaged vehicles making way into Canadian used market

Toronto, Ontario — A new report from a personal finance advocacy group is calling for caution among car buyers as a deluge of storm-damaged vehicles floods the Canadian market. Vehicles that are imported into Canada are classified by the condition they are in when they enter the country. According to the report from Money Wise, […]

Regina Recovering: SGI receives more than 3,700 vehicle claims after Regina hailstorm

Regina, Saskatchewan — While the real costs are of course still being tallied up, SGI places the amount of vehicle damage claims they received in the days following Tuesday night’s hailstorm at more than 3,700. Reports of golf ball-sized hail extend as far as Assiniboia, 130 kilometres southwest of the storm’s eye in Regina. “It’s […]

A Natural Solution: BMW to meet 2030 emissions goal with renewable, organic-based parts

Toronto, Ontario — In the ongoing fight to curb carbon emissions, the BMW Group has announced its plan to integrate more renewable materials into its OE parts going forward. “We are setting new standards for sustainable premium quality—by rethinking materials and focusing more than ever on resource-efficient alternatives and renewable materials with strong dismantling capability,” […]

The Smoke Clears: IBC reports $78 million in damage after Lytton, B.C. wildfire

Vancouver, British Columbia — The Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that the June 30 wildfires in Lytton, British Columbia are estimated to have caused $78 in insured damage. In addition, last Wednesday’s press release from IBC said that a majority of the roughly 300 claims issued are related to residential property damage. “This wildfire […]

March Madness: Storm in March caused $50-million in insured damage in eastern Canada

Toronto, Ontario —  A storm that moved across eastern Canada from March 26 to 29, caused $50 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).  Damage reports associated with the storm that brought heavy rain and strong winds spanned the region, from basements being flooded in southern Ontario […]

Friday Fun: Cold weather and hot fires

Car-based chaos expected to continue as cold weather conditions become more frequent.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 5, 2017 — In today’s Friday Fun: extreme weather drives huge business for collision repair facilities across Canada, a warning on car-share insurance, and much much more! Deep Freeze The past few weeks have been all about the cold weather in North America. The National Weather Service in […]