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 […]

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MEET ME IN MOOSE JAW SAAR has its sights set on Moose Jaw this year, as the repairers association gears up for its annual general meeting on March 11 and 12, 2022 at the Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa. “We are currently planning a fun event that will entertain and inform you while taking care […]

Help with Hail: SGI hosting hail forum this Wednesday

Regina, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will be hosting a virtual forum for facilities affected by the August 31/September 1 hail storm that impacted Assiniboia, Moose Jaw, Regina and Yorkton. The forum will take place here, virtually, beginning at 3 p.m. CT. The insurer said both bodyshops and paintless dent repair (PDR) companies are […]

Pay to Play: Sask. environmental groups fighting back against EV road tax

Regina, Saskatchewan — An environmental advocacy group in Saskatchewan is asking the provincial government to pump the brakes on its electric vehicle tax that came into effect at the beginning of October. The Saskatchewan Environmental Society, alongside the Saskatchewan Electric Vehicle Association, SaskEV and the Tesla Owners Club of Saskatchewan, wants to see 10,500 EVs […]

Winter Wisdom: SGI winter driver tips following first major snowfall of the season

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The first signs of winter have hit the prairies and representatives from SGI are reminding Saskatchewan drivers to take a little extra care and be prepared for anything this season. As Saskatoon wrestles with the 8 centimetres of snow it received over the course of Wednesday and Thursday, Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) […]

No Stunting in Sask: Saskatchewan allows immediate suspension for stunt drivers

Regina, Saskatchewan — The government of Saskatchewan has announced that they are tightening up The Traffic Safety Act in order to allow police to immediately suspend driver’s licences and impound vehicles if a driver is charged with stunting, racing, or excessive speeding.  “This is the first step in strengthening the penalties for stunting and racing […]

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 […]