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Truer Words…
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

A second aspect I would like to cover, which advanced somewhat last week, is Bill C-205, which I introduced in order to enable mechanics to deduct the cost of their tools. The debate has gone on in th…

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Assessing Your Skills & Training Needs
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

How do you and your employer decide what training you need to take? Is there a training evaluation process available at your workplace?If not, you aren’t alone. Many employers in the industry today do…

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Motive Power Workplace Mentor/Coach Program Launch
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Now that the pilot phase of the Workplace Mentor/ Coach program has been concluded successfully and the recommended revisions to the course materials are nearing completion, you will be pleased to not…

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No Substitutes
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SSGM: What should technicians watch for in R-12 replacement service?Farrugia: “Contamination is a big issue right now, because with R-12 being depleted sometime this year, many people are going to be …

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Oops Our Mistake
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SSGM’s May “W/D, Buying Group Banner Program Membership Directory” contained an incorrect contact for Bumper to Bumper / 1 Stop Service. The correct contact is Glenn Crewe, who can be reached at: (780…

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Subaru donates Outback to Alberta technology institute
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

On July 10, Subaru Canada Inc. donated a 2000 Outback sport-utility wagon to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), giving technicians in the institute’s Transportation Department hands-…

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Automotive Forum on Human Resources Focus on Recruitment and Image Issues…
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Members of the Automotive Forum on Human Resources have been exploring ways to attract more young people to the automotive trades, including manufacturing, retailing, aftermarket parts and installatio…

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Bestbuy Distributors draws winner in “Ride the BEST sweepstakes”
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Bestbuy Distributors Limited in collaboration with their U.S. affiliate the Automotive Parts Associate (APA) in Mission, Kansas, has announced the winner of their Professional’s Choice – Harley Davids…

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Ford concedes SUV’s tough on environment
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Ford Motor Co., the world’s number two automaker, concedes that its market leadership in popular sport utility vehicle, the most profitable group of vehicles Ford sells, has created a dilemma for a co…

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U.S. government urges auto industry to step up efforts on ‘smart car’ technology
August 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The automobile industry is being challenged by the United States government to increase efforts to develop technology that helps drivers to avoid accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic S…

Nothing like this in Scotland. V-8 power and pushrods are far from the European technology Boyle encounters at Sportique Motors in Toronto.
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ALAN BOYLE
July 1, 2000 by Rob Tanner

Alan Boyle has worked on them all. He started his career as a mechanic 22 years ago working in a GM dealership in Scotland. After some more time at a British Leyland shop, Boyle emigrated to Canada in…

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An out-of-body computer experience
July 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill

Now, I’m not much into things of a mystical nature-I leave that to Basil-but a recent close encounter with a ’92 Dodge Caravan left me wondering if gremlins really do exist. It started with a set of k…