Seed Funding: One hundred Sask. high school graduates to receive skilled trades scholarship

Regina, Saskatchewan — One hundred Saskatchewan high school graduates are getting a little help on their way to careers in the skilled trades, as the province announced on Friday that scholarships are on the way to the would-be apprentices. The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) announced that Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarships […]

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 […]

Time for a Chit Chat: SGI to seek collision centre feedback at Dec. 2 Town Hall

Estevan, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will be hosting a Town Hall this Thursday, December 2 at the Western Star All Suites in Estevan from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the meeting, SGI will seek feedback in two areas: what the public insurer should expect from a high-performance collision centre, and what a […]

Holy Hail: Regina’s summer hailstorm spurs $90 million in claims, 11,000 auto claims

Regina, Saskatchewan ⁠—  An Aug. 31 hailstorm that pummeled the Regina, Sask. area has resulted in 11,004 auto claims, according to Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). In the city of Regina alone, SGI received 8,390 auto claims. Thus far, total damages calculated will likely cost more than $90 million, says SGI.  Jonathan Bergen, the owner of […]

Skills for Paying Bills: Skilled Trade and Technology Week starts in Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan — Sunday marks the beginning of Skilled Trade and Technology Week in Saskatchewan, and the provincial government is hoping it can steer some young talent toward our underserved trades industries. The province is encouraging schools to bring in apprentices and tradespeople to present to students on the many fulfilling career opportunities that exist […]

Under Lock and Key: Regina Police warn local auto businesses of increased theft

Regina, Saskatchewan — Last week, the Regina Police Service said it had witnessed an increase in a specific type of business-related auto theft, targeting businesses like auto repair shops and dealerships that use drop-boxes for customers’ vehicle keys. Since August 2021, five separate collision repair centres have reported their drop boxes and the keys inside […]

Regina Recovering: SGI receives more than 3,700 vehicle claims after Regina hailstorm

Regina, Saskatchewan — While the real costs are of course still being tallied up, SGI places the amount of vehicle damage claims they received in the days following Tuesday night’s hailstorm at more than 3,700. Reports of golf ball-sized hail extend as far as Assiniboia, 130 kilometres southwest of the storm’s eye in Regina. “It’s […]

Dent Season: SGI expecting influx of claims following Regina hailstorm

Regina, Saskatchewan — Paintless dent repairers in the Prairies better prepare for an influx of work: with the sudden hailstorm that ripped through Regina on Tuesday night, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is bearing down for an influx of claims expected to come in the days following the damage. On Tuesday night, Saskatchewan’s capital experienced golf […]

Fire at Wilf’s Auto Body & Painting in Regina

The fire took place at Wilf's Auto Body & Painting, located on St. John St.

By Mike Davey Regina, Saskatchewan — April 27, 2016 — Regina Fire & Protective Services responded to a call on Tuesday afternoon after fire broke out at an autobody facility near St. John St. and Saskatchewan Drive.  The fire took place inside Wilf’s Auto Body & Painting. Local radio station CJME interviewed Omid Azimi, an employee […]