Mother Nature’s summer plans By ALLISON ROGERS I have recently developed a personal interest in the weather. Keeping eyes on weather radars, storm patterns and tracking systems as they approach my locale—I’d classify myself as a real hobbyist-in-training. My interest was furthered by Ontario’s recent whopper of a storm, which killed power at the Media […]


NOVA SCOTIA IN THE FALL Mark your calendars, auto recyclers–you’ve got plans this fall! The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) will host its 2022 Convention over two days, on Sept. 30, 2022, and Oct. 1, 2022. Held at the Inn on Prince in Truro, N.S., the festivities will kick off Friday, Sept. 30 […]


CATCH AND RELEASE When reports of corruption within the GTA’s towing industry first hit mainstream headlines, local police services looked poised to get to the bottom of it, but as the aftermath of Project Platinum is sorted out in court, defence lawyers are baffled by the number of charges stayed. Don Carter, a lawyer representing […]


Together for the first time since 2019 Column by STEVE FLETCHER Well, the two-year wait is over—the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) held its long delayed Annual Convention & Trade Show at the end of March. The results and next steps are still pouring in. Like many things, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the regular in—person […]


Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association hosts anticipated Convention and Trade Show Story by ALLISON ROGERS The members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) surely had a weekend to remember as the association hosted its 2022 Convention and Trade Show from March 29 through April 2, marking the first time the event had taken place since […]


CARROSIER CASH Québec is giving a boost to its bodyshop sector, as the province’s labour minister announced a $2,109,160 investment into training for technicians and estimators. Minister Jean Boulet announced the investment in his home riding of Trois- Rivières where he stipulated that $1,672,985 of the total investment will be used to develop specific training […]


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SKILLS ON THE GO Skills Ontario, alongside Fix Network at its Milton, Ont. training centre, officially cut the ribbon on the Trades and Tech Truck before it sets off to schools across the province. The main focus of the event was on a group of seven students from Milton District High School who were given […]



EASTERN HOSPITALITY Car sharing platform Turo is now available in Newfoundland and Labrador and P.E.I., the car-sharing company announced in late April. The company, which operates services like Airbnb but for vehicle owners, launched in Nova Scotia in 2019. Soon after, the company began exploring ways to expand its services to the rest of Canada, […]



NOT QUITE THE ROCKIES Buckle up, Manitoban drivers. It’s bumpy out there. In fact, roads in the province are so rutted that Manitoba Public Insurance says it witnessed a 479 percent increase in pothole-related claims this March, compared to March 2021. The public insurer received 324 pothole-related claims in March 2022, compared to 56 in […]


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A PRETTY PENNY A recent report from Alberta’s superintendent of insurance shows that insurers in the province earned $1.32 billion more in premiums than they paid in claims in 2020, representing a widening gap between premiums and claim payouts. According to the Superintendent of Insurance 2020 Annual Report, Albertan insurers collected $5.81 billion, about $400 […]