Rocky Roads: MPI sees 1,200 percent increase in April pothole claims

Winnipeg, Manitoba —Bigger is better–except when it comes to insurance claims. According to Manitoba Public Insurance, there were 871 pothole claims this April. This is a 1,200 percent increase, compared to the monthly average of 64. This beats the previous 479 percent increase in March 2022, compared to 2021. The city has received 3,323 pothole […]

Tools for Training: Manitoba earmarks $1.4 million for vocational equipment, training

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— Manitoba has tabbed more than $1.4 million for schools to update vocation learning equipment and improve hands-on training, Education Minister Wayne Ewasko announced last Friday. Thirty-five Manitoba schools will benefit from one-time grants aimed to improve various technical, vocational and industrial arts programs, which include courses teaching techniques in automotive repair.  “We’re […]

Rebate Season: MPI announces rebates coming in early Feb. for Manitoba drivers

Winnipeg, Manitoba — Manitobans are getting a second Christmas in February as the province’s public insurer announced that rebate cheques and a rate reduction are on the way for drivers in Manitoba. The province’s public utilities board approved Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) request for a 1.57 percent rate reduction for policyholders, as well as a […]

Growth Nonetheless: Boyd Group announces Q3 results, demand slowly growing in Canada

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— The Boyd Group announced its third-quarter results yesterday, revealing both good and bad news for the North American collision repair scene.  Overall, Boyd Group sales increased 28.4 percent from the same period of 2020, including same-store increases of 10.7 percent. Gross profit increased by 19.6 percent compared to the third quarter of […]

Justice Served: Winnipeg man charged for arson in million-dollar bodyshop fire

Winnipeg, Manitoba ⁠— Winnipeg police have laid arson charges against a man in relation to a million-dollar fire at an autobody shop in Feb. 2020.  Henry’s Provencher Autobody and Frameworks suffered a devastating fire last winter, which resulted in significant damage to the St. Boniface, Man. business last winter. The structure and all of its […]

EV/AV Report: March 22, 2021

Toronto, Ontario – In this week’s electric and autonomous vehicle report, 31 new EV charging stations are on their way to the Winnipeg area, CAA has launched an awareness campaign about the benefits of EVs and a Canadian battery developer has unveiled the latest iteration of it’s smart charging system. Powering the ‘Peg A $155,000 […]

Images released of alleged autobody thieves

By CRM Staff  Toronto, Ontario – November 15, 2018 – Police have released images of two people who broke into and stole vehicles, and equipment from Joy Automotive Services in Winnipeg last month. The theft, which was captured on video surveillance, happened at around 5:45 a.m. on Oct. 23. The two burglars pried open the front […]

Memorial golf tournament ready to tee off

The fourth annual Ted Greenwood memorial golf tournament kicks off this Thursday

By CRM Staff    Toronto, Ontario – July 9, 2018 — The fourth annual Ted Greenwood memorial golf tournament will be held this Thursday at the Glendale Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg.    Hosted by Rondex and Canada Car Color, the event will be an opportunity for guests to network with both sponsors and […]