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Ottawa tow operator charged in fatal crash

Ottawa tow operator charged in fatal crash

Ottawa, Ontario — November 10, 2015 – Police have charged a 22-year-old tow truck driver after a weekend collision left a local man dead and his 13-year-old daughter in serious condition. The Ottawa Citizen reports Discount Towing operator Mohamed Hassan Haj-Saleh faces two counts of dangerous driving—causing death and bodily harm—in connection with the Nov. […]

Cape Breton police investigate suspected tow truck arson

Cape Breton police investigate suspected tow truck arson

Coxheath, Nova Scotia — November 6, 2015 – Four tow trucks were destroyed earlier this week in what Cape Breton Regional Police have deemed a suspicious fire. The Chronicle Herald reports the vehicles, owned by Smith’s Towing, were engulfed in flames when police and Coxheath firefighters arrived on the scene at Keltic Drive at around […]

Firefighter sorry for criticizing tow operator killed by GO train

Firefighter sorry for criticizing tow operator killed by GO train

Brampton, Ontario — November 5, 2015 — A Brampton firefighter is apologizing for critical remarks made on Facebook following the death of a Mississauga tow operator struck by a GO train. The Toronto Sun reports Darren LaCroix, a fire captain with Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, has since deleted an October 30 post slamming the […]

NL police remind motorists of road safety rules

NL police remind motorists of road safety rules

Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador — October 12, 2015 – A Paradise man’s dangerous actions have prompted police to urge drivers to abide by the province’s Move Over law. The Western Star reports a man driving a 2004 Dodge Viper is facing numerous charges after fleeing from the RCMP on the Trans-Canada Highway just east of […]

Chihuahua helps make up Quebec tow team

Chihuahua helps make up Quebec tow team

Dorval, Quebec — October 8, 2015 – To Dorval-based tow truck driver Marco Trujillo, his chihuahua is more than a pet, he’s also his colleague. Global News reports the Remorquage 514 Towing operator has been bringing seven-year-old Nacho to work for the past six years. He says he started routinely bringing his dog on calls after he realized […]

Quebec roadside workers launch safety campaign

Quebec roadside workers launch safety campaign

Lachute, Quebec — September 24, 2015 — Emergency responders are reminding Quebec motorists to give them room to work on the province’s roadways. The Review reports that more than 2,000 tickets were issued last year to drivers in violation of the Move Over law, prompting roadside workers to take action and help spread awareness of […]

Move over, NL: St. John’s tow operator

Move over, NL: St. John’s tow operator

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador — September 23, 2015 — Motorists in Newfoundland and Labrador need to brush up on the province’s Move Over law, according to the manager of a St. John’s towing company. CBC News reports Avalon Towing’s Bob Rice estimates only 15 to 20 percent of drivers obey the legislation put in […]

Ontario seeks input on proposed towing and storage rules, regulations

Ontario seeks input on proposed towing and storage rules, regulations

Toronto, Ontario — September 23, 2015 – The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is inviting the public to submit feedback on proposed regulatory changes to Ontario towing and storage rules. On November 20, 2014, the province passed the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014 (Bill 15). The Act outlines amendments […]

Sask. tow crew rescues horse from unmarked well

Sask. tow crew rescues horse from unmarked well

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — September 21, 2015 – An 11-year-old horse trapped in an unmarked well in Saskatchewan is now safe and sound thanks to the efforts of a local towing company. CTV News reports the 1,700-pound mare, Daisy, fell into a covered, five-metre deep hole on a farm near Martensville the evening of September 16. […]

Ottawa tow truck drivers hold rally for injured operator

Ottawa tow truck drivers hold rally for injured operator

Ottawa, Ontario — August 31, 2015 – Over 50 tow truck drivers gathered this weekend to rally in support of an operator who was recently struck on Ottawa’s Highway 417. Travelling from across the city and surrounding area, the group of drivers came together on August 30 in a Canadian Tire Centre parking lot—just a […]