Fall Festivities: ATA of Manitoba to host trade show, conference on Oct. 27

Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Automotive Trades Association of Manitoba is hosting its 2023 trade show on Oct. 27. This year’s event will feature an “Olympic-style conference” and trade show at the CanadInns Polo Park Conference Centre in Winnipeg. Daytime attendance is reserved for students in correlation with the ATA’s Youth Attraction Effort, but members of […]

Trips for Tropicana: Pre-apprenticeship autobody students visit Canadian Collision Repair Academy

Toronto, Ontario — This past Tuesday, Tropicana Community Services brought its class of 17 pre-apprenticeship auto body students to the Canadian Welding Bureau’s newly opened Canadian Collision Repair Academy, which the organization created in collaboration with Volkswagen Group Canada and several suppliers, distributors and industry supporters. Students started the day with a brief presentation before […]

Car Camp: Southern Alberta Institute of Tech offers autobody summer camp

Calgary, Alberta — The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology kicked off a brand-new summer camp on Monday. Exploring Trades, Auto Body is a five-day, in-person camp designed for students from Grade 9 through Grade 12. Campers will gain hands-on experience with autobody techniques and procedures while learning the ins and outs of automotive prepping and […]

EV/AV Report: Norwegian prowess, future charging and Tesla critics

Toronto, Ontario — Norway sets an example to the world as a country where gas cars are growing obsolete, a prominent American lawmaker criticizes autopilot’s misleading name for still requiring a human pilot at the wheel, and Halifax rolls out eight new EV chargers this summer. This is the latest in electric and autonomous vehicles. […]

Recall Wave: Transport Canada recalls several KIA, BMW and Mercedes-Benz 2022-2023 models

Toronto, Ontario — In this week’s recall update, Transport Canada has discovered KIA instrument clusters with faulty warning lights, randomly disconnecting BMW battery connectors and Mercedes-Benz batteries that will not warn the driver of problems. BMW is recalling the 2023 IX and I7 models (recall No. 2023250) warning that connectors for the high-voltage battery monitoring […]