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 […]

EV/AV Report: Confused AVs, Ford price-cuts and Montreal on the map

Toronto, Ontario — A first responder yells at an autonomous vehicle (AV) driving towards a San Francisco fire truck, Ford announces its own electric vehicle (EV) price cuts in a bit to compete with Tesla’s own reductions, and Montreal’s EV investments begin to bear fruit in North America’s e-trucking industry. This is the latest in […]

Industry Shakeups: Automakers frustrated at Quebec’s tightened ZEV sales mandate proposal

Montreal, Quebec — Automotive industry stakeholders warn that the Quebec government’s plan to toughen zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) regulations will keep older, polluting vehicles on the road longer, despite the intent to boost electric vehicle supply and sales. This follows an announcement from Quebec’s Environment Minister, Benoit Charette, stating that the province would accelerate the yearly percentage […]

The Price of Doing Business: Uni-select reports net earnings increase of $16.7 million for Q1 2023 “mainly attributed to price increases”

Boucherville, Québec – Uni-select has released its Q1 results for 2023, announcing on Wednesday that the company has increased its net earnings by $16.7 million, which the company “mainly attributes to price increases.” “Uni-Select reported solid first-quarter results with all three business units achieving organic growth, mainly attributable to price increases. We are particularly pleased […]

EV/AV Report: EV growth, ZEV shares and more chargers

Toronto, Ontario — Warnings that one in five cars sold this year will be electric, StatsCan data that the ZEV market share has clocked in a record 9.6 percent for Q4 2022 and two major agencies announce a plan to install 2,000 DC fast EV charging ports over the next four years in Canada. This […]

Training Days: Spanesi hosts equipment training at CWB headquarters

Milton, Ontario — Spanesi’s Constantino Uliano and Jeramy Holloway were at the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) headquarters in Milton, Ont., this week, where the company hosted three days of training on some of its most popular products. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Holloway led instructional sessions on the Spanesi Touch electronic measuring System. Each day, collision […]

Early Bloomers: Skills Canada Manitoba 2023 announces autobody medalists, three from Red River College Polytechnic

Winnipeg, Manitoba — A list of medalists from the Skills Canada Manitoba 2023 provincial competition has been released, with six students proudly bringing back proof of their proficiency in autobody repair technique. Notably, all three medalists in the post-secondary autobody repair competition came from Red River College Polytechnic. Two students from Steinbach Regional Secondary school came […]