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Used Vehicle Index Reached All-Time High in September

Canadian Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index reached an all-time high in September with 109 points — up 1.6 points from August, demonstrating a “dramatic” rebound of used car values that started when COVID-19 lockdown measures were eased. “The surge in demand, combined with a widespread shortage of vehicles, have…

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Work Place Safety Plans

As businesses return to more normal operations during Phase 2 of B.C.’s Restart Plan, WorkSafeBC officers may call or visit to evaluate how businesses are protecting workers from COVID-19 in their workplace. WorkSafeBC has developed these frequently asked questions (FAQs) – they outline what can be expected from an inspection….

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Impacts of COVID-19 on ICBC Report Released

A review of ICBC’s financial situation since the start of the provincial state of emergency shows both positive and negative financial impacts on ICBC’s bottom line. With almost no capital reserves to withstand fluctuations and volatility in the markets, it is too early to determine whether the pandemic will result…

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Vancouver Auto Show: The Early Years

As with today’s 21st century shows, early exhibitions featured upcoming models, sentimental classics and cutting-edge technologies Published by The Province With the Vancouver International Auto Show celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, we’re looking back on its history with a four-part series leading up to the March 25-29 show. In…

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2019 CADA Laureate Winners revealed

Published from CADA June 25th, 2019 CADA has officially revealed the names of the 2019 CADA Laureate winners: Jamie Massie of Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC in Barrie, Ont., is the Ambassador Laureate; Aziz Ahamed of Destination Auto Group, Burnaby, B.C., is the Business Innovator Laureate; and Charles Saillant of Ste-Foy…

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Talk of the Town: A Lot to Do About Cars

Posted March 29, 2019 Postmedia News HEARD INSTINCT: Vancouver International Auto Show executive director Jason Heard’s blood contains more than father Phil’s Y chromosome. There’s gasoline, too. Heard Sr. has been involved with automobiles since 1990, when he launched Vancouver’s Molson Indy races as general manager. He’d already staged boat,…

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Driving Success Across BC

Published by the Prince George Citizen, January 3, 2019 In my position with the New Car Dealers Association of B.C., I travel the province frequently and meet with many people on a host of industry and automotive-related issues. During a recent trip to Terrace, I had an opportunity to spend…

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