Community Spirit: SAAR director, Sask. Polytech alum donates $60K for BETAG autobody repair tools

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Students in Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s auto body technician certificate program can look forward to working with modern BETAG equipment and software, thanks to a generous donation by polytech alumni, Barb and Tom Bissonnette. The tools include reverse presses, weld-on metal tags and pullers, induction heaters, glue tabs and pullers. All of these allow […]

Frugal Finances: NDP calls out high Saskatchewan auto insurance rates

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –  A New Democratic Party (NDP) critic has called out Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) for failing to reduce insurance rates, despite a healthy financial year. After “a record-setting catastrophic storm and issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,” a recent press release said that SGI remains financially stable. This comes after the provincial legislature reviewed […]

SAAR Your Engines: Spring Conference and AGM this weekend

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan — A weekend to remember is about to unfold as the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) preps to host its annual Spring Conference and Annual General Meeting this weekend. Kicking off with a gathering at the local pub Bobby’s Place, SAAR’s Spring event will operate under a “come and go” format […]

No SAAR-casm here: SAAR expecting in-person Fall Conference to go ahead as planned

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Do you hear that? That’s the call of the Prairies. The Saskatchewan Association of Auto Repairers (SAAR) has expressed confidence that this year’s upcoming Fall Conference will go ahead on schedule, according to a newsletter from Wednesday. “With the announcement of the reopen Saskatchewan Plan by the Sask Party Government I am […]

Coming Soon from SGI: Provincial insurer announces collision industry updates, including paint material rate increase

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) delivered an update on its collision industry services during last week’s Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) meeting, detailing its incoming paint material rate changes as well as current endeavours alongside software management companies and OEMs. The first SGI announcement to take effect will come April 1 as […]