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 […]

EV/AV Report: March 28, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – In today’s EV/AV report, provincial governments respond to rising electric vehicle (EV) demand, Ford creates a new autonomous vehicle (AV) subdivision and experts explain why EV sales stagnate, despite rising demand and gas prices. Subsidies fall Want an EV? With these gas prices, so does everyone else–and the government has noticed. With […]

Skills Exchange: Sask Polytech partners with Kenyan trade school to support auto, welding programs

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan Polytechnic has extended an intercontinental helping hand to Weru Vocational Technical College in Kenya, announcing a partnership between the two schools that aims to improve automotive and welding programs in the country. The partnership will see Sask Polytech faculty meeting virtually with their Kenyan counterparts to help develop training programs and, […]

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PEAKS IN THE PRAIRIES Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is working through a period of increased claims volumes thanks to an active storm season in the Prairies. According to an email distributed by the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR), the claims volumes over the last six-to-eight weeks have been above average. “Although the claim operations […]

Peaks in the Prairies: SGI sees increased claims volumes

Regina, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is working through a period of increased claims volumes thanks to an active storm season in the Prairies. According to an email distributed by the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR), the claims volumes over the last six-to-eight weeks have been above average. “Although the claim operations team […]

SAAR goes to the spa: Tickets on sale for 2022 SAAR Spring Conference

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan — Tickets are on sale for the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers’ (SAAR) 2022 Spring Conference, set for the second week of March in Moose Jaw. Set to kick off on the morning of March 12, attendees of this year’s annual general meeting can expect to hear from influential auto industry names […]

Breaking Barriers: RBC donates $450K to Sask Polytech Skills Enhancement Training

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — A recent donation from RBC is aiming to remove barriers for BIPOC youth in the trades, with a $450,000 donation earmarked for the support of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Skills Enhancement Training projects. The projects focus on women, Indigenous peoples, new Canadians, visible minorities, 2SLGBTQ+ and people with varying abilities. Nakary Lopez Ojeda, a […]