Police respond to more than 350 snow-related crashes in the GTA

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — January 21, 2019 — With the extreme cold and heavy snowfall Torontonians experienced over the weekend, there was a huge increase in collisions over a short period of time. Starting on Saturday afternoon police officers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) responded to more than 100 collisions within the […]

Friday Fun: Cold weather and hot fires

Car-based chaos expected to continue as cold weather conditions become more frequent.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 5, 2017 — In today’s Friday Fun: extreme weather drives huge business for collision repair facilities across Canada, a warning on car-share insurance, and much much more! Deep Freeze The past few weeks have been all about the cold weather in North America. The National Weather Service in […]

The return of a Canadian classic: winter

Reports indicate that we may be in for a more 'traditional' winter after extraordinarily mild winters in the last two years.

By Mike Davey Toronto, Ontario — November 23, 2016 — Everybody loves a classic, and reports indicate that we’ll soon be seeing the return of a very Canadian classic: winter. Winters across Canada have been extraordinarily mild for the last two years. While the mild weather brought some advantages to Canadians, such as not having […]

Is the frequency of ‘extreme’ weather increasing?

Extreme weather events seem to have increased in frequency over the last few years. Do collision repairers need a plan to deal with a potential bump in business?

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 25, 2015 — A surprise wind storm in BC. Massive hailstorms. More intensive thunder storms. The frequency and intensity of weather events seems to be increasing. It just might be time to give the subject of extreme weather a bit of thought. It’s common knowledge that weather conditions […]