Fancy Fees: Federal luxury tax on $100,000+ cars, coming this fall

Ottawa, Ontario – Details on an incoming luxury tax by the Government of Canada were released July 15. The new rules will affect manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and importers. As of Sept. 1, the Select Luxury Items Tax Act proposed in Budget 2021 will come into effect, targeting certain vehicles and aircraft above $100,000 and some […]

Stealing Spree: Car theft rising in Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario — A recent crime wave has left Ottawa Police with a grim warning: vehicle theft is on the rise. Between Jan 1 and May 31, the Ottawa Police says there were 230 reported vehicle thefts in 2022, twice as many as in 2021. In the latter half of May alone, 21 Honda CRVs […]

Sign onto the Future: Right to Repair petition closes Friday

Toronto, Ontario — A petition to the House of Commons on the issue of Right to Repair, put forth by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, has officially received enough support to be tabled, but AIA Canada is calling on as many voices as possible to help amplify this important issue. “Because of your support […]

Skill Delivery: Skilled trades mobile labs on the way to Ottawa area high school

Toronto, Ontario — Secondary students in the Ottawa area can expect the world of skilled trades to be rolling up to their school’s doors sometime soon, as the St. Lawrence College Mobile Skills Training Lab makes its way through the area. The lab will be making its rounds through the Upper Canada District School Board […]

When the Light is Right: Driver takes selfies atop car sinking in Rideau River

Manotick, Ontario — A good captain always goes down with their ship; or at least snaps some goofy selfies atop the sinking wreckage…for insurance purposes probably. Ottawa police have charged a woman with dangerous driving after she was seen standing on top of her vehicle and taking selfies as it sunk into the Rideau River […]

Welcomes of the Week: Go! Glass Ottawa

Hamilton, Ontario – Uniban is celebrating the opening of Go! Glass Ottawa located at 870 Clyde Ave. Ottawa, ON K1Z 5A4. Go! Glass Ottawa is a facility that has been a part of the Ottawa community for 26 years. Now under the ownership of Uniban Canada, this auto glass repair and replacement centre is equipped […]

Like a Glove: Dump truck wedged vertically under Ottawa overpass on Wednesday

Ottawa, Ontario — A dump truck driver did a pretty big oopsy on Highway 417 near Ottawa on Wednesday, somehow getting themselves wedged vertically under an overpass and baffling bypassers in the process. Ottawa’s OPP detachment was called to the scene near the Vanier Parkway on Wednesday morning to discover a dump truck in a […]

Team Effort: Min. Ng ‘disappointed’ with Biden’s Build Back Better plan

Ottawa, Ontario — Canada’s international trade minister Mary Ng says she’s “disappointed” with how the U.S. is operating within what is supposed to be an integrated supply chain between countries, as U.S. President Biden unveiled a “Buy American” budget framework on Thursday. Minister Ng says that her disappointment lies “Particularly in automobiles. But I would […]

EV/AV Report: October 25, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, Hydro Ottawa is accepting applications for EV charging stations at businesses, the 2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen vehicle breaks a world record and Stellantis continues expanding battery development in North America. Capital Connections Hydro Ottawa has announced that funding is on the way to eligible […]

The People v. Parked Cars: Car flipped, stripped during party in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario — Not to be outdone by the kids down at McMaster, post-Panda Game festivities got out of hand in Ottawa over the weekend, as University of Ottawa and Carleton University students called Mac’s flipped car, and raised it with a flipped car—tastefully doorless. Checkmate Marauders. Ottawa police have already charged three people in […]