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 […]

Team Toyota: B.C. Toyota dealers donate $36,750 to Red Cross flood relief

Toronto, Ontario — Toyota’s B.C. Dealers Association played a big part in helping their neighbours get back on their feet following November’s severe rainfall, contributing to a combined donation of $151,750 to Canadian Red Cross and its British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal. The donation was put towards food and lodging for those affected […]

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 […]

Shining Star: CARSTAR donates $10,000 to Red Cross B.C. flood relief fund

Toronto, Ontario — As British Columbians rebuild after an onslaught of rain and flooding earlier this month, CARSTAR is lending a hand by donating $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross’ flood relief efforts. “Being a part of the community since 2013, we know how deeply rooted our franchise family is in their regions and we […]

Dealing with Deluge: Tips for escaping a flooding vehicle

Toronto, Ontario — Ocean levels are on the rise and flooding is a near daily occurrence in parts of Canada; knowing what to do when your car starts filling with water is more important now than ever. One of the most basic and still most important rules to follow in a flood is to trust […]

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 […]

Barrie Unburied: IBC estimates $100 million in insured damage from Barrie tornado

Barrie, Ontario — New estimates from the Insurance Bureau of Canada show that Barrie, Ont. and its surrounding communities were hit harder by July’s tornado than previously thought, as the city continues rebuilding the newly estimated $100 million in insured damage. On July 15, a tornado swept through Barrie and its neighbours of Innisfil, Kawartha […]