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YOU’RE GONNAGO PARR, KID The year 1952 brought a lot of exciting new things into the world: Hudson Motor Car Company followed up the iconic Hornet with the Wasp, John Steinbeck released his magnum opus, East of Eden, Jeff Goldblum was born—and Parr Auto Body opened its doors in Saskatoon. Helmed by some of Saskatchewan’s […]

All Hail SGI : Saskatoon Hailstorm causes weekend damage, hundreds of claims filed

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Things can change at a moment’s notice. Evening plans can turn into overnight escapades. A drive on a whim can turn into a journey for a day. And a beautiful summer day can descend into danger and destruction. That’s exactly what happened last Saturday as a summer storm damaged many vehicles in […]

Frugal Finances: NDP calls out high Saskatchewan auto insurance rates

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –  A New Democratic Party (NDP) critic has called out Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) for failing to reduce insurance rates, despite a healthy financial year. After “a record-setting catastrophic storm and issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,” a recent press release said that SGI remains financially stable. This comes after the provincial legislature reviewed […]

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: SGI to host additional Town Hall in Yorkton

Yorkton, Saskatchewan- Saskatchewan Government Insurance has announced another opportunity for its accredited repair partners to network and discuss new and emerging issues challenging the collision repair industry. The SGI Town Hall will start with a presentation from SGI providing updates on various initiatives, including: Safe Quality Auto Repair Project (SQARP) Accreditation (Scorecards/High-Performance Partner Program) SADA/SAAR/SGI […]

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 […]

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PARTY IN THE PRAIRIES Calling all, far and near, 2022 SAAR Fall Conference tickets are here. Set to run over three days and jam-packed with some of the biggest names in the North American collision repair industry, the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers are all geared up for what they are considering their most ambitious […]

‘Most Ambitious’ Yet: SAAR shares sponsorship details for 2022 Fall Conference

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) says it’s preparing for its “biggest and most ambitious” Fall Conference ever, to be held at the Dakota Dunes golf resort from September 22nd to September 24th, 2022. The festivities kick off on Thursday, Sept. 22 with a shot-gun start golf tournament at noon. SAAR […]

Penny For Your Thoughts: Penny McCune named new president and CEO of SGI

Regina, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan’s crown insurance company will be welcoming its new president and CEO in the coming weeks, following Tuesday’s announcement that Penny McCune will assume SGI’s top role, making her the first woman to head up the provincial insurance company. Currently working as executive v-p and COO of the Auto Fund, McCune is […]

Party in the Prairies: Tickets available for 2022 SAAR Fall Conference

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Calling all, far and near, 2022 SAAR Fall Conference tickets are here. Set to run over three days and jam-packed with some of the biggest names in the North American collision repair industry, the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers are all geared up for what they are considering their most ambitious conference […]