Building Your Future: Free 12-week trades program to launch early June in Windsor

Windsor, Ontario — A travelling skilled trades program has made its arrival in the heart of Canada’s auto industry and is offering students in the Windsor area a solid step forward into the world of trades. The “Tomorrow’s Trades” program had been making its rounds across Ontario over the past year, including stops in Ottawa, Sudbury […]

A Citrus Situation: Rivian RT1s delivered with orange-peel paint, auto influencer says

Toronto, Ontario — The first Rivian RT1 electric pickup trucks have been appearing on the driveways of some early-adopting EV enthusiasts over the past months and some discerning owners have been quick to criticize the brand for delivering trucks with an “orange peel” finish to its paint. For those who may not know, orange peel is […]

Paint Payout: Honda Canada reaches proposed settlement in Québec-based peeling paint case

Québec City, Québec ⁠— Honda Civic and Acura CSX owners may finally see a settlement reached regarding their vehicles’ peeling paint following Honda Canada’s proposed settlement. The OEM has proposed a $27 million settlement in regard to peeling paint issues on 2006 through 2013 Honda Civics and 2006 through 2011 Acura CSX models, to be split […]

A Fairer Deal: Damaged vehicles surround Mass. state house as repairers protest low labour rates

Boston, Massachusetts — The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts put the value of their work on full display Wednesday, as members of the organization rallied around the Massachusetts State House with damaged vehicles loaded up on flatbeds, protesting their state’s exceptionally low repair labour rate. Organizers of the motorcade pointed to “unsustainably low […]


THE STATE OF THE MODERN AUTOSHOP CLASS BY DAVID DICENZO Matthew Lyle clearly remembers helping lead the inaugural Electric Car Team at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute as somewhat of a “catastrophe.” In 2016, Lyle, the Head of Technical Education at the Guelph-based high school, partnered with his Transportation Technology teacher colleague Dennis Ashley to form […]