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Calgary tow operator injured on highway

Calgary tow operator injured on highway

Calgary, Alberta — October 8, 2015 – A tow truck driver was left with serious injuries after he was struck on Calgary’s Deerfoot Trail N.E. earlier this week. Metro News reports the operator was recovering a vehicle in the far left lane near the 16 Avenue N.E turnoff on October 5 at around 7:30 p.m. when he was […]

Mission Towing to appear on Highway Thru Hell

Mission Towing to appear on Highway Thru Hell

Mission, British Columbia — September 28, 2015 – Mission Towing will soon be gracing TV screens in over 170 different countries. The Mission, B.C-based business is set to be featured on Canadian reality series, Highway Thru Hell. Jordie Duperon, the company’s operating manager, told the Mission Record their TV debut couldn’t have come at a […]

Fundraiser launched for injured tow operator

Fundraiser launched for injured tow operator

Ottawa, Ontario — September 28, 2015 – The friends and family of a critically injured Ottawa tow truck driver have organized an online fundraising initiative to help support his recovery. Ottawa Community News reports the GoFundMe campaign launched on August 30 with a goal of $5,000. To date, $1,760 has been raised to help cover […]

Lachine tow operator breaks up altercation, hailed a hero

Lachine tow operator breaks up altercation, hailed a hero

September 7, 2015 — Montreal, Quebec – Lachine residents are praising a local tow truck driver after he came to the rescue of a woman involved in a violent domestic dispute. CTV News reports Tyler Ward, an operator with Burnstall Conrad Towing, was driving along Highway 20 close to the Angrigon exit the afternoon of August […]

Port Renfrew tow truck driver, artisan loses home in fire

Port Renfrew tow truck driver, artisan loses home in fire

September 7, 2015 — Port Renfrew, British Columbia – A Port Renfrew tow operator and aboriginal artist has been left to pick up the pieces after his house burned down late last month. The Sooke News Mirror reports Bruce Carlson and his family lost everything in the August 23 blaze. The Pacheedaht First Nation made his […]

Driver charged after hitting tow operator on Ottawa highway

Driver charged after hitting tow operator on Ottawa highway

Ottawa, Ontario — September 3, 2015 – Ottawa police have charged a 19-year-old woman after she hit a tow truck driver on Highway 417 last week. Zoya Flick of Smith Falls has been charged for having improper tires, CBC News reports. Police say the offence, combined with rainy conditions, played a part in the August […]

Clearwater tow operator, residents prevent wildfire at collision site

Clearwater tow operator, residents prevent wildfire at collision site

Clearwater, British Columbia — August 26, 2015 – A Clearwater tower and local residents have been deemed heroes after working to contain a fire at the scene of a two-car collision late last week. Taking place on Clearwater Valley Road the afternoon of August 20, the high speed crash caught the attention of neighbour George Briggs […]

Prince Rupert amends bylaw to allow for towing yard

Prince Rupert amends bylaw to allow for towing yard

Prince Rupert, British Columbia — August 19, 2015 – The City of Prince Rupert has moved to amend a zoning bylaw to allow for an impound lot on Kaien Island. City council members made the decision, permitting the proposed lot, to be located along Prince George Street to Prince Rupert Boulevard, at a public hearing […]

First responders, tow truck drivers speak out about PTSD

First responders, tow truck drivers speak out about PTSD

Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador — August 17, 2015 – Recent efforts to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its impact on first responders have tow operators feeling a little left out. Much like police officers and EMS, tow truck drivers are often first on the scene of traumatic accidents, and are frequently exposed to gruesome […]

Brandon tow company owner frees baby trapped in hot car

Brandon tow company owner frees baby trapped in hot car

Brandon, Manitoba — August 13, 2015 – The owner of a local towing company took matters into his own hands when rescuing an infant locked inside a parked car in Brandon earlier this week. As reported by the Brandon Sun, when Full Tilt Towing and Transport Ltd.’s Jeff Hogg first arrived at a restaurant parking […]