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Report calls for increase in electric buses
March 22, 2019 by The Canadian Press

A new report by a green energy think-tank calls for increased investment in electric buses to both reduce emissions and boost Canada’s growing manufacturing base of the vehicles. The report by Clean Energy Canada says that while Canada is a

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What affects you in the federal budget
March 20, 2019 by Adam Malik

The federal budget proposed by the Liberal government promises a lot of things, but what does it mean for the automotive aftermarket? There’s nothing carved out specifically for the industry, but there are items that are of interest to business

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Liberals boost infrastructure cash to cities, broadband in budget
March 20, 2019 by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

The Trudeau Liberals are making another end-run on the provinces in their bid to spend infrastructure money, citing problems with getting projects off the ground as a reason to deliver $2.2 billion more directly to cities. Tuesday’s budget announced a

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APD takes tour of Italy
March 6, 2019 by Adam Malik

Edmonton-based Automotive Parts Distributors wrapped up a 10-day trip to Italy as part of its incentive travel program. The trip combined historic and iconic cities with stops along the scenic countryside. The 40-client group make visits to the Ferrari Museum

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Auto Care Association, ASE names latest “World Class Technicians”
March 1, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Two Canadians are on the Auto Care Association’s annual list of World Class Technicians. Kit Mak of Vancouver, B.C., and Mark Robinson of Mississauga, Ont. were on the list of 45 technicians across North America given the 2019 World Class

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YourMechanic brings its mobile repair services to Canada
February 21, 2019 by Allan Janssen

Aggressive expansion plans target fleet managers as well as individual car owners.

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Fountain Tire to honour community stars
February 12, 2019 by Allan Janssen

A new partnership between Fountain Tire, the Western Hockey League (WHL) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) will honour 60 Canadians for their contributions to their communities. The Fountain Tire 3 Stars program will recognize local ‘stars’ who go above

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VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics
January 17, 2019 by David McHugh And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Volkswagen and Ford are forming a global alliance to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader co-operation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles and services. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said that the

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Lordco goes big in Port Coquitlam
January 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

New location boasts more than 31,000 square feet of space

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Seaforth Automotive joins Ideal Supply family
January 3, 2019 by Adam Malik

Ideal Supply has bought fellow NAPA jobber Seaforth Automotive and Industrial Supply. The deal was made in mid-December but announced just after the new year. Seaforth is a NAPA Auto Parts Associate and has been owned by the Wilbee family

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Norway sees boom in electric cars, fueled by the government
December 21, 2018 by Mark Lewis, The Associated Press

A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway. Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of 5.3 million. Some 30 per cent of all new cars sport plug-in cables rather

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Auto industry looks to future beyond car ownership
December 21, 2018 by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Car sharing, subscriptions considered the next big things