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Car dealers association sounds alarm over labour shortage Automotive News Canada By Greg Layson A “grey tsunami of retirement” is about to wipe out thousands of jobs in the British Columbia auto industry, warns Blair Qualey, president of the B.C. New Car Dealers Association. The results of a labour market study commissioned by the B.C. […]

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Premier Christy Clark and Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson have officially opened the newly renovated $35-million Trades Training Complex at Okanagan College. The updated facility will prepare students for in-demand careers that support a diverse, growing and strong economy. “Trades students have a nearly unlimited potential ahead of them in B.C.,” said Premier Clark. “They’re […]

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Ross McLaughlin & Carly Yoshida, CTV Vancouver Wednesday, July 27, 2016 ‘They’re not protected’: The risks of buying from a ‘curber’ An undercover investigation and recent decision from the Registrar of Motor Vehicles has sparked a renewed warning to consumers about buying used cars from curbers. Curbers usually pose as private sellers but are actually […]

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Today, at the 2016 Globe Conference on Sustainability and Innovation Premier Christy Clark announced funding of $11.9 million from the Province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund for three programs aimed at promoting clean-energy vehicles, clean air and clean water. In response to strong demand for clean-energy vehicles the Province is injecting an additional $6.89 million […]

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Government is strengthening its consumer legislation to increase protections for motor vehicle buyers – physically and financially. Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Minister Mike Morris today introduced amendments to the Motor Dealer Act of British Columbia. The changes will add more certainty for consumers when purchasing a vehicle and build on the professionalism of […]

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250 News Prince George By Greg Fry Prince George, B.C. – An uncertain global economy aside, the president of the New Car Dealers Association (NCDA) is still optimistic about the coming year when it comes to new car sales. Blair Qualey said so during his visit to Prince George this week. “Well I spend a […]

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Prince George Citizen The auto sales industry is “often a bellweather of the overall economy” and according to one of the industry’s provincial leaders “things look really good in B.C. and in the Prince George region.” Blair Qualey is the president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of B.C., and he was in […]

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News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver’s News The BC new auto market pales in comparison to China, which has more than 63-hundred new vehicle car dealerships, and they sold 24-million vehicles last year, according to the head of the New Car Dealers Association of BC. Blair Qualey is in China on a trade mission being […]

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Crave that personal touch? Go the extra mile on your new vehicle BY BLAIR QUALEY, SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NEWS Crave that personal touch? Go the extra mile on your new vehicle If you feel stiff after a long commute, consider upgrading your seats the next time you purchase a new vehicle. Photograph by: Fotolia A […]

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While government reviews B.C.’s distracted driving penalties, ICBC, police and the B.C. government are teaming up to launch a month-long distracted driving campaign across the province. One in four deaths on B.C. roads involves distracted driving. It’s time we all commit to leaving our phones alone and avoiding other forms of distraction when we’re behind […]

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