Preparation is Key: Manitoba reports few collisions despite ongoing snow storm

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitoban drivers gave the rest of Canada a crash course in not ending up on a crash course, as officials reported that calls for emergency assistance were uncharacteristically low despite this week’s blizzard. News that 25 centimetres of snow is on the way for mid-April can be hard to accept, but drivers […]

Blown Away: Ontario’s Dec. windstorm damage more than $150 million, IBC says

Toronto, Ontario — Numbers have started rolling in tallying up the destruction caused by the windstorm that blew through Quebec and eastern Ontario in December with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reporting more than $152 million in insured damage. The IBC broke down the damage regionally, reporting more than $100 million in Ontario, more […]

A Show of Merritt: Lordco’s Merritt, B.C. store gives back to flood relief effort

Maple Ridge, British Columbia — The flooding that swept through British Columbia’s interior affected the Canadian auto community in many ways, but perhaps none so profoundly as Lordco Auto Parts’ Merritt, B.C. store. The rain began on Nov. 13, causing severe flooding throughout much of the province’s southern mainland and prompting some communities to declare […]

Future-Proofing: B.C. atmospheric rivers caused estimated $450 million in insured damage

Vancouver, British Columbia — Experts are putting the damage incurred from past weeks’ atmospheric river weather in British Columbia around the $450 million mark, according to preliminary estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The weather event that began on Nov. 13 and lasted over two weeks is expected to be the most costly […]

Standing Together: Toyota Canada donates $115,000 to B.C. flood relief

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota Canada has announced that they will be contributing $115,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts for British Columbians who have been impacted by the recent rainfalls and flooding. “The thoughts of the Toyota family are with the residents of B.C.—including our customers, dealers, employees and communities—as they come […]

Hot and Dangerous: Windows shatter amid Vancouver Island heat wave

Victoria, B.C. — The heat wave that swept through Canada’s West Coast not only shattered temperature records, but also the windows of cars and homes.  According to CTV News Vancouver Island, Thomas McKenna, a Comox Valley resident said amid the Vancouver Island heatwave a window in his vehicle was splintered.  He had parked his car […]