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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

So Far, SAAR Good: SAAR Fall Conference draws 200+ attendees to Saskatoon

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Gone as quickly as it came, the 2021 SAAR Fall Conference is officially in the books as the hottest ticket in the prairies drew in more than 200 attendees at its peak, this past weekend. As per tradition, SAAR kicked off the fall conference with a golf tournament comprised of 72 attendees, […]

Hottest Ticket in ‘Toon: SAAR Fall Conference golf tournament sold out

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The SAAR Fall Conference is just under one week out and the golf tournament just sold out of its last ticket—but luckily Dave Luehr and many other industry guests will be there to find other ways to spark your competitive edge. On Friday morning, industry icon Dave Luehr will lead a discussion […]

Long Time, No SAAR: SAAR Fall Conference picking up momentum as Sept. 9 approaches

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The golf tournament disguised as an automotive trade show called the SAAR Fall Conference is a go for the second weekend of September as organizers report “great momentum” as attendees get registered for the event. As of Monday morning, there are only twenty spots left for this year’s kick-off golf tournament, though […]

No SAAR-casm here: SAAR expecting in-person Fall Conference to go ahead as planned

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Do you hear that? That’s the call of the Prairies. The Saskatchewan Association of Auto Repairers (SAAR) has expressed confidence that this year’s upcoming Fall Conference will go ahead on schedule, according to a newsletter from Wednesday. “With the announcement of the reopen Saskatchewan Plan by the Sask Party Government I am […]

EV/AV Report: March 15, 2021

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— This week, Quebec-based battery recycler Lithion joins forces with an OEM, Saskatoon inches closer to electrifying its city fleet and Canadian Tire unveils endeavours in the world of autonomous trucks. Hyundai battery boost Hyundai Canada and Quebec-based battery recycler  Lithion Recycling have announced a service agreement to increase the OEM’s sustainable production […]