Why don’t you stay a while? BY ALLISON ROGERS With the pandemic came a new way of training. Now that we’re 18 months into this new world of learning—much of which is digitally-driven, I might add—the members of Canada’s automotive aftermarket are faced with a whole new way to approach skilled trades education. Whether you’re […]


INDASA CELEBRATES PAINTER TALENT WITH FIRST BATTLE OF THE BOARDS COMP BY MAX REID On August 6, Indasa USA held the first-ever Battle of the Boards Competition, where artists from Canada, the United States and Europe donned their original painted designs on skateboards. With judges flown in from across the United States, the painters on […]


SEMA AND AAPEX TO FOLLOW LOCAL HEALTH GUIDELINES To ensure that the event goes off without a hitch, SEMA Show organizers have announced the official health and safety measures for this year’s much anticipated AAPEX and SEMA events. Regarding SEMA safety measures, organizers say that—while subject to change— masks are required for all indoor events […]


ARE YOU AWARE OF YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS? BY BIANCA MAZZIOTTI Paint booths are an essential part of any collision repair shop—but when was the last time your facility did a deep-clean? Rod Katchuck, the head painter at Bergen’s Auto Repair in Saskatchewan, says you can only rely on a clean booth to put out a […]


THE DARK TRUTH ABOUT EV ADOPTION IN CANADA—AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS BY MAX REID If you looked at Canada strictly from its federal stance on EVs, you could be forgiven for mistaking Toronto as the nation’s capital. As automakers and governments of all levels start implementing legislation to mandate the sales of EVs, as well as […]


LAST RIDE Breakups can be ugly; you can spend years together, form a bond that you think is unbreakable—and then next thing you know you are upside-down in a ditch. This is the story of a man and his Corvette. Spencer Everette of Greenville, N.C. was supposed to sell his 2020 Corvette Stingray the next […]


TECHNOLOGY IN TANDEM As a new generation of drivers get behind the wheels of increasingly connected vehicles, a new study from the IIHS seems to show that ADAS safety technology has the potential to mitigate 41 percent of crashes involving teen drivers. “We know these technologies don’t stop 100 percent of the crashes they’re designed […]


THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM With COVID cases resurging and exhibitors getting cold feet as November starts rolling around, AIA Canada has announced that they have decided to cancel Canada Night 2021. Originally scheduled to take place on November 2, 2021, at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, during the AAPEX conference, Canada Night brings together […]


CSN Black Ace’s painter claims winning title at 2021 SkillsCanada comp BY MADDY KYLIE Painting a vehicle is a unique artform. It is one that usually finds the most unassuming of masters: people who just want to get their hands dirty but find themselves a whole new genius along the way. This sort of humble, […]

Loop Energy Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$LPEN—Loop Energy (TSX: LPEN), a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell solutions, today announced that Mr. Darren Ready has resigned as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective November 30, 2021 to pursue other opportunities. As announced previously, the role of Corporate Secretary was transferred from Mr. Ready to Ms. Wendy Bach […]