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HELP WANTED Skilled Trades Ontario is inviting subject matter experts to develop standards and examinations, along with the support of the Standards Industry Advisory Committees to review exam content, skills competencies and learning outcomes. Selected participants will go on to contribute their expertise through in-person or online workshops and online surveys. Skilled Trades Ontario is […]

Powerful Partners: Intact to welcome first Rely shop on First Nations Territory

Fort William First Nation — Big things are happening south of Thunder Bay, as multi-generational shop owner and former Collision Repair cover star Roy Pelletier revealed that his facility will soon become the fifth Intact Rely Service Centre in Ontario—and the very first on First Nations territory. While preparations for the rebrand and eventual relaunch […]

Proven Production: Honda Canada celebrates ten millionth vehicle to come off assembly line

Alliston, Ontario — Honda’s Alliston, Ont. plant celebrated the assembly of its ten millionth vehicle on Monday, a 2023 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid, marking a significant milestone for the company’s Canadian presence. Honda’s Alliston plant, the Japanese OEM’s first step into Canada in 1986, and eventual adopted child of Ontario’s auto assembly sector, has seen […]

EV/AV Report: Norwegian prowess, future charging and Tesla critics

Toronto, Ontario — Norway sets an example to the world as a country where gas cars are growing obsolete, a prominent American lawmaker criticizes autopilot’s misleading name for still requiring a human pilot at the wheel, and Halifax rolls out eight new EV chargers this summer. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. […]

Casting Catching On: Linamar to open giga casting plant in Welland, Ont. in 2025

Welland, Ontario — Ontario-based auto parts manufacturer Linamar is getting into the giga casting game, announcing Wednesday plans to open an electric vehicle parts plant in Welland, Ont., set to open in February 2025. In its press release, Linamar spokespeople say this will make the company the first Tier 1 supplier outside of Asia to […]