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Volvo U.S. launches home-pickup app
April 1, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Volvo owners in the U.S. are now getting house calls with a new app-based vehicle pick-up and delivery service. The service called Volvo Valet, allows owners to have their cars serviced without leaving their homes or offices. The pick-up and

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DTNA expands service capacity with 700 new service bays
March 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) dealer network is building or remodeling more than 40 locations across 30 U.S. states and Canadian provinces to add 700 more service bays in 2020. Among them, a new 30-bay facility under construction in Winnipeg,

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New Brunswick, P.E.I. deem auto repair essential
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have both identified identified automotive repair shops and gas stations as essential services during the current coronavirus outbreak. In New Brunswick, Premier Blaine Higgs has invoked the province’s Emergency Measures Act, giving the government broad

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Quebec list of essential services includes vehicle repair
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The provincial government in Quebec has deemed service and repairs on emergency vehicles to be essential services. The list of essential services includes the “mechanical repair of motor vehicles, trucks and specialized equipment for industries deemed essential and roadside assistance.”

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Auto repair listed as essential service in Ontario
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Repair shops and auto parts stores in Ontario will not be forced to shutter during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued an order yesterday closing all non-essential businesses in the provinces. The list of essential services was

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Auto parts and vehicle repairs more essential than ever, AIA says
March 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto parts and vehicle repairs are essential services, especially in a pandemic. That’s the message the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is sending to legislators across the country, in an effort to ensure aftermarket businesses stay open even if

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Schrader launches new TPMS training course with giveaway
March 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Schrader TPMS Solutions has launched a free TPMS e-Training course on its Schrader Academy platform, along with a chance to win a Schrader Anniversary shop stool. The company, an aftermarket brand of Sensata Technologies, opened the Schrader Academy in November

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Winnipeg tech named Auto Value’s Canadian tech of the year
March 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  Jason Meilleur of River Park Automotive in Winnipeg has been named the 2020 Canadian Technician of the Year. Meilleur was selected from five Canadian finalists, scoring highly for his training efforts and automotive excellence. His achievements – along with

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In light of virus, AASA Vision to be a ‘digital conference’
March 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Organizers of the 2020 AASA Vision Conference say growing concerns about COVID-19 have led them to abandon their normal format and transition to a “digital experience.” In a statement on the conference website, AASA says “Given the current environment of

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Ed Coates foundation donates $25,000 in equipment to trade schools
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Ed Coates Memorial Foundation has donated a brand-new hoist and metal lathe to the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District 42 Trades Program. The new hoist was installed into Maple Ridge Secondary School this month. Samuel Robertson Technical

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Send us your vintage photos!
March 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We want to photos of what your business looked like way back when. Scan your photos and send them to allan@newcom.ca

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Fountain Tire honours exceptional Canadians
February 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  For the second year, Fountain Tire has honoured everyday heroes across Canada through its 3 Stars program. This season, over 60 exceptional Canadians in 21 cities received public recognition from the company and their local WHL or OHL team.