Protecting Your Legacy

Will you be ready when the time comes for you to retire or sell your business? BY SYLVAIN SEGUIN It’s inevitable–sooner or later, as a business owner you will face the prospect of saying goodbye to the business you worked so hard for, nursed, and grew into a profitable venture. What happens to your legacy […]

FLY, SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES

The lights of Las Vegas are calling By ALLISON ROGERS Have you been out and about lately, or did you spend your summer locked in a cycle of constant work? Hopefully, by now, you’ve been able to get out and sightsee a little bit—now that widespread pandemic restrictions are (mostly) a thing of the past. […]

TOWING NEWS

WITHOUT A HITCH The autonomous vehicle market has found its newest technological advancement in the creation of what is being called ‘hitchless towing’. Toyota is the leader of this new technology, having presented the concept for a media event at the American Centre for Mobility, an AV test centre in Ann Arbour, Michigan. The technology […]

RECYCLING NEWS

A SMASHING SUCCESS Dom’s Auto Parts was at the Autofest Nationals in Oshawa, Ontario, in August where, as the main sponsor for the event, the local auto recycler gave attendees a thrill by letting them smash up a scrap car. The festivities kicked off on Friday, August 26 with a cruise through Oshawa’s downtown during […]

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

We’re talking about salvage auctions Column by STEVE FLETCHER Auto recyclers rely on a steady flow of total loss vehicles from the insurance industry to secure their inventory of parts to provide to collision repairers and insurers—ideally to lower cycle time and severity and prevent further total losses. The balancing of interests in this mini-circular […]

REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

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TURNING GAS GREEN A P.E.I. auto shop is taking orders for its production run of small electric pickup trucks. Upcycle Green Technology, a Stratford based eco-friendly auto shop has completed two prototype pickup trucks, retrofitting model 2009-2013 Toyota Corrollas with electric batteries. According to the company’s founder, Natal Antonini, the primary advantage of these trucks […]

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

GRAND FORUM FESTIVITIES The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) has announced the date and time of its annual Quebec Grand Forum (Grand Forum du Quebec): the event will be held on December 15, 2022, running from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Je suis AIA” (I am […]

ONTARIO | REGIONAL NEWS

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FINANCIAL FACT-CHECK New information suggests that rumours of a new Gigafactory in Ontario are increasingly likely, aligning with Tesla’s plan to expand production by 13 new factories, and Ontario’s goal to become a global electric vehicle production hub. While the Ontario government has not released a statement specifically discussing a potential Gigafactory, the province has […]

MANITOBA | REGIONAL NEWS

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GIVE ’EM HAIL A hail-producing thunderstorm in Thompson, Manitoba earlier this month has created over 250 damage claims filed with Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) The claims come from an August 8 storm that damaged hundreds of vehicles. Hailstones from the storm were reported to have been as large as eggs, resulting in over 16-17 times […]

ALBERTA | REGIONAL NEWS

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WHO IS AL BERTA? Falling in step with similar projects launched in Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan, the government of Alberta unveiled the “Alberta is Calling” campaign on August 15, which aims to sell the province as the place to be for Canada’s skilled trades workers. Operating within the Toronto and Vancouver markets, the campaign is […]