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Collision Repair Recognized as a Skilled Trade in B.C.

On June 11, 2021, the B.C. government announced that automotive collision repair and other nine trades have been recognized as skilled trades, requiring service providers to be properly certified. The initiative is intended to support higher-paying, more stable work for trades workers and to help build the foundation of a strong economic recovery. Every other province …

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CSN Expands in British Columbia

CSN Northline, in Smithers, B.C., is the latest addition to the CSN Collision Centres network. With its second addition of 2021, the company added CSN Northline to its roster of collision centres on the west coast. The 7,000 sq. ft. facility has been in operation for 25 years, providing the driving public of their community …

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Lordco Opens Its Second Store in Alberta

Fourteen months after opening its first superstore in Southern Alberta, Canadian-owned-and-operated Lordco Auto Parts has now opened its first store in Edmonton, Alberta. The new bright and spacious Edmonton store encompasses 34,000 square feet of combined retail and warehouse space stocked with aftermarket auto parts and accessories for domestic makes and models, imports, and hi-performance. …

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The AIA of Canada Joins the Campaign Fighting for Consumers’ Right to Access their Car Data

The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announces its support for the Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ campaign, adding to the already growing movement focused on ensuring consumer access and control over car data. Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice.™ is an Auto Care Association and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) education initiative that …

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Eva Wiese Takes Over as Mercedes-Benz Canada First Female President & CEO

Daimler AG has appointed Eva Wiese as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, effective February 1, 2021. Wiese succeeds Dimitris Psillakis, who in October was appointed by the Daimler Board of Management as Head of Marketing and Sales, Mercedes-Benz Cars North America and CEO of MBUSA, effective January 1, 2021, states the news release. “We …

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October CIECAST Focuses on Cybersecurity for the Collision Repair Industry

Mike Anderson and David Willett to Present CIECA (Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association) announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Monday, October 26 at 11 am CST: “Cybersecurity for the Collision Repair Industry.” Mike Anderson, owner of Collision Advice, and David Willett, underwriting (VCE) value creation executive at ProSight Specialty Insurance, will present. All industry …

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