Battery Backup: Continental unveils sensor systems for detecting EV battery damage

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new products from German parts developer Continental may pack the one-two punch needed to both allow repair facilities to more accurately assess electric vehicle battery damage, while also allowing OEMs to do away with the excess body materials used to protect the battery pack. When equipped with the Current […]

Backroad Hollywood: B.C. auto recycler earns show on History Channel

Barriere, British Columbia — Rust Valley is filling up with camera crews as the History Channel closed on the first season of Backroad Truckers, a documentary series featuring a pair of auto recyclers who may look familiar to fans of Rust Valley Restorers. Donny Kleinfelder and Dave Schwandt, who made several appearances working with Mike […]

In Memoriam: Henry Aumont of Arnprior and Ottawa Auto Parts has died

Arnprior, Ontario — Henry Aumont of Arnprior and Ottawa Auto Parts has died at the age of 93. Henry was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Norah Shields (2013) and his sister Carmen Breton. He was born in Val Gagné, Ontario to Emerilda Deslauriers and Wilfrid Aumont on July 20, 1928. . In addition […]

Good Deal for Dale: Dale Nagel joins SARA board of directors

Regina, Saskatchewan — The board of directors for the Saskatchewan Automotive Recyclers Association (SARA) has welcomed Dale Nagel, Dale & Lisa’s Farm & Auto Ltd in Mossbank, into its ranks. A lifelong hot rodder, Nagel built his first ride when he was only 15 years old—a 1940 Fargo truck on a Malibu frame, with all […]

Bag It Up: Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council calls on eBay to end airbag sales on website

Dearborn, Michigan — The Automotive Anti-Counterfeiting Council (A2C2) has issued a call-to-action for eBay to cease its sale of airbags and airbag components, stating that it is the “only way to prevent the sale of dangerous counterfeit airbags” on eBay.com. A2C2 said it has been working with e-commerce marketplaces like eBay since 2015, highlighting the dangers […]

Lucasville Looters: More than 60 catalytic converters stolen from school buses in N.S.

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Halifax District RCMP is investigating the theft of more than 60 catalytic converters from school buses in Lucasville. On June 30, Police responded to a report of theft of catalytic converters from a property in Lucasville. More than 60 catalytic converters had been removed from buses on the property. This year […]

ARAAC Annual Meeting includes trade show for the first time

The ARAAC meeting included updates on other regions across the country from ARC board members, including Neil James from BC.

Halifax, Nova Scotia — June 15, 2016 — The Automotive Recyclers Association of Atlantic Canada (ARAAC) has concluded its annual meeting for 2016. Previously, the association had met twice a year in the spring and fall. This year the decision was made to move to one larger meeting. Judging by attendance, it seems like ARAAC […]