Time for a Chit Chat: SGI to seek collision centre feedback at Dec. 2 Town Hall

Estevan, Saskatchewan ⁠— Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will be hosting a Town Hall this Thursday, December 2 at the Western Star All Suites in Estevan from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. During the meeting, SGI will seek feedback in two areas: what the public insurer should expect from a high-performance collision centre, and what 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) […]

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 […]

Meet Me in Moose Jaw: SAAR to host in-person spring AGM

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan ⁠— The Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers (SAAR) has announced its plan to host an in-person annual general meeting on March 11 and 12, 2022 at the Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa in Moose Jaw. “We had lots of people requesting we go back to the ‘Oasis of the Prairies’,” wrote Tom […]

HIGH SPIRITS IN SASKATCHEWAN

SAAR Fall Conference draws 200+ attendees Story by MAX REID and LISA MCNAB 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. Held from September 9 through 11, SAAR kicked off the […]

Electric Allowance: Saskatchewan EV tax effective Oct. 1, 2021

Regina, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is collecting the newly introduced $150 electric vehicle road-use fee on behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan for any registrations effective Oct. 1, 2021, or later. This annual fee is due at the time of registration/renewal. The fee will be used to help maintain Saskatchewan’s roads and highways. […]

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, […]