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Toronto tow policy to target out-of-towners

Toronto tow policy to target out-of-towners

Toronto, Ontario — January 26, 2015 – Toronto Mayor John Tory is zeroing in on out-of-province parking offenders as part of the second phase of his plan to tackle traffic congestion. Tory announced Monday that drivers with out-of-province plates would be treated to the same towing policy as Ontarians come February. The city’s previous approach of hauling vehicles away once drivers […]

Tech developers target congestion with towing app

Tech developers target congestion with towing app

Toronto, Ontario — January 20, 2015 – With congestion a hot topic across Toronto, two local tech developers are looking to pitch in with their recently-launched app, Towit. The brainchild of Michael McArthur and business partner Gregory Meloche, the app’s aim is to attract users and create an online community of residents, police and tow operators to report […]

Regina man honours wife’s battle with cancer with 75-tonne pink tow truck

Regina man honours wife’s battle with cancer with 75-tonne pink tow truck

Regina, Saskatchewan — January 19, 2015 – The owner of a Regina-based towing company is paying tribute to his wife, a cancer survivor, in the form of a 75-tonne hot pink heavy duty tow truck. CBC reports Graham Warner, head of Warner Industries—a large truck and bus dealership offering towing services—had the recovery unit custom built […]

Toronto’s “tag-and-tow” policy moves into midtown

Toronto’s “tag-and-tow” policy moves into midtown

Toronto, Ontario — January 13, 2014 – The city of Toronto’s new tow policy is now also targeting midtown motorists. CBC reports that the same no-tolerance approach to illegal parking during rush hour in the downtown core—resulting in 321 towed vehicles by the end of its first week—made its way to St. Clair Avenue and […]

Towers, RCMP remind drivers to slow down in Saskatchewan

Towers, RCMP remind drivers to slow down in Saskatchewan

Rouleau, Saskatchewan — January 12, 2015 – Saskatchewan towers are asking authorities to ensure motorists slow down when approaching emergency vehicles. CBC reports tow truck drivers have been calling on White Butte RCMP to lend their flashing red and blue police lights to help warn drivers to slow down while operators are removing vehicles from ditches […]

Toronto tow policy shifts into gear (Updated)

Toronto tow policy shifts into gear (Updated)

Toronto, Ontario — January 6, 2015 – Close to 80 vehicles were towed and nearly 600 parking tickets were issued by the end of the first day of Toronto mayor John Tory’s crackdown on illegal parking. Effective January 5, the new no-tolerance towing policy penalizes cars and trucks violating parking bylaws on major roads during morning and evening […]

Windsor police seek suspected motorcycle thieves caught on camera at towing yard

Windsor police seek suspected motorcycle thieves caught on camera at towing yard

Windsor, Ontario — January 5, 2014 – Authorities are looking for two suspects caught on camera taking a motorcycle from a Windsor towing yard. As reported by CTV News, police say videos show two males—who walked away with an unplated model year 2000 blue Yamaha motorcycle—breaking into the yard at Myers Towing, located at 3300 […]

Toronto launches no-tolerance tow policy

Toronto launches no-tolerance tow policy

Toronto, Ontario — January 1, 2015 – Toronto Mayor John Tory’s new tow policy to help tackle traffic congestion across the city is set to take effect next week. The first part of a six-point plan, the policy aims to penalize vehicles blocking lanes on major streets during rush hour. Effective January 5, the city […]

OPPA, OPP launch Move Over Law awareness campaign

OPPA, OPP launch Move Over Law awareness campaign

Barrie, Ontario — December 17, 2014 – The Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the province’s Move Over Law. The OPPA, in co-operation with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), began airing two 30 second Public Service Announcements across Ontario on December 17 with the intent to educate the […]

CAA SCO applauds Bill 15, towers protest it at Queen’s Park (Updated)

CAA SCO applauds Bill 15, towers protest it at Queen’s Park (Updated)

Toronto, Ontario — December 9, 2014 – Tow truck drivers from across the GTA are gathering at Queen’s Park in protest of Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014. Coming from Steeles Avenue and Highway 404, Bovaird Drive and Highway 410 in Brampton, and Mavis Road and Highway 401 in […]