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Auto Parts Locating System: Allied vs Car-Part

The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) conducted an industry survey on locating and purchasing recycled parts. The survey results are below. In September of 2021, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) announced that it will begin phasing out the Allied Recyclers Parts Locating (APL) system and replacing it with Car-Part.com. The announcement caught everyone off-guard, …

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The ARA Meets with the Minister

The Hon. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, and MLA Andrew Mercier, recently met with the ARA to discuss ICBC’s terms of service and skilled trades certification. On March 31, 2022, ARA President and CEO Adrian Scovell, and ARA executives Rick Hatswell and Ron Tremblay, attended a meeting with Minister Farnworth and …

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COVID-19: B.C.’s Updates & Recovery Plan for Businesses

The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) is focused on helping its members and staff keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation evolves, updates will be provided below with the newest information added on top. February 15, 2022 British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Is Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Premier John Horgan and Dr. Bonnie Henry have …

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