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The Amber Alert issued Thursday afternoon for two girls in Levis, south of Quebec City, who went missing along with their father following a crash on Highway 20 is still in effect Friday morning.

MTY Food Group Inc. reported a second-quarter loss of $99.1 million as the company took a $120.3-million non-cash impairment charge related to property, plant and equipment, intangible assets and goodwill due to the pandemic.

Sheltered from its creditors since the end of June, Montreal-based entertainment company Cirque du Soleil is returning to the Quebec Superior Court on Friday for a hearing that should kick-start the auction process for the submission of purchase offers.

The Montreal Impact will be playing soon in Florida as major league soccer resumes, but the sport will look very different in a few ways.

A new testing clinic in the town of Mercier reached full capacity within two hours on Thursday -- a sign of how seriously local residents are taking their COVID-19 outbreak, including many young people.

The Supreme Court of Canada is slated to rule Friday morning on the constitutionality of a federal law that forbids companies from making people undergo genetic testing before buying insurance or other services.

Canada's police chiefs are calling for decriminalization of personal possession of illicit drugs as the best way to battle substance abuse and addiction.

The uncertain fate of the Canada Student Services Grant, a $900-million student volunteering program tangled in controversy, has left students and non-profit groups who use or hope to use the program hanging and frustrated.

A popular pub in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Annies Sur Le Lac, is the latest in the greater Montreal area to go on hiatus after a COVID-19 case that could have exposed patrons to the virus.

Statistics Canada says the economy added nearly one million jobs in June as businesses forced closed by the pandemic began to reopen.


Eater Montreal

- Joseph Czikk

Montreal-based enterprise video streaming company Haivision is acquiring Teltoo, a Denver, Colorado-based competitor. Haivision’s focus remains on scalable, low latency, cloud-connected live video streaming for enterprises. The company provides more than 25,000 organizations globally with video solutions that help them stream broadcast-quality, low-latency video. Teltoo focuses on peer-to-peer (P2P) and WebRTC enabled real-time video delivery.   Haivision works out of the Technoparc in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The company says the acquisition allows the company to apply its machine learning and AI capabilities against real-time network analytics to optimize complete edge-to-edge low latency video workflows.  Focused on scalable and sustainable internet delivery, Teltoo’s technology incorporates P2P, WebRTC, and advanced real-time network analytics to optimize video delivery for operators, media companies, and enterprises. The advanced P2P algorithms, enabled by WebRTC for ubiquitous low latency browser support, reduce the reliance on CDN distribution to individual players, eliminating buffering. Haivision..

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- Steve La Barbera

Perhaps Montreal’s best known fintech, Flinks has today announced another $16 million flowing into its coffers. That includes just over $5 million in debt, and and $11 million series A round led by National Bank’s corporate venture capital arm, NAventures, which was also the source of the loan. The round also included participation from Intact Ventures, Luge Capital and Panache Ventures. “The digitization of financial services is more than just a trend. It’s a profound reshaping of the industry, driven by rapidly changing consumer needs in a global context. Flinks is uniquely positioned to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation,” said Flinks co-founder and CEO, Yves-Gabriel Leboeuf. “This investment from our strategic partners allows us to jumpstart the next phase of our mission: consolidating our position in our home market and building new innovative data products that will allow us..

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- Steve La Barbera

Hockeystick and BDO have released new stats on venture capital activity during Q1 here in Montreal. $204 million in funding was raised by Montreal startups in the first quarter, up 47% from Q4 2019. This money was spread over 37 deals (up 117%) which included 58 different investor groups. 55% of the capital invested was from Canadian sources. The largest Q1 deals in Montreal were: Ventus Therapeutics – $81 million AlayaCare – $47 million Unito – $10 million Grade Slam – $10 million As many deals have a significant lead time, these statistics do not indicate any adverse effects on funding in Montreal due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the wheels were in motion on most of these before lockdown. That being said, the coming quarters should provide a better indication of the coronavirus’ impact on equity financing. The massive..

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- Joseph Czikk

Tesla’s Autopilot once again failed to detect an object – this time driving straight into an overturned truck in Taiwan. For Montreal tech company Algolux, the accuracy of today’s perception systems remains a huge challenge. But the company feels its technology is fuelling better computer vision accuracy, which could ultimately help reduce incidences like Tesla’s. It begs the question: why does Tesla autopilot not perceive such a large obstacle on the road as this, with its use of cameras and radar? Forbes’ Brad Templeton even questioned whether autopilot was actually on. Algolux has developed a new machine learning approach that “automatically optimizes cameras to maximize computer vision accuracy.” The company says it can be applied for any vision task, such as object or free space detection, while reducing effort and time. The tech is now part of Algolux’s Atlas Camera..

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- Steve La Barbera

New York headquartered Behavox is expanding its Montreal office from 75 to 400 employees, which when completed will make it the company’s largest office in the world. This represents an investment of approximately $35 million. The company currently has about 150 employees worldwide and has chosen Montreal for its most important expansion so far. Behavox’s new office still needs to be designed and laid-out, which will wrap up in 2021. For now employees will continue to operate from home until it is safe to resume normal operations. They are emulating other technology companies in their approach to the current environment. In a statement obtained by MTLinTech, the company highlighted that this investment is focused on the long-term, and under this plan it will have enough space to accommodate its fast-growing team once the pandemic subsides. When that happens, the company..

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- Steve La Barbera

Le Journal de Québec is reporting that Montreal’s Frank & Oak, a long celebrated clothing e-retailer, has filed for bankruptcy protection as it attempts to restructure under a massive $19 million in debt. The company, which now numbers over 200 employees according to Linked In, intends to restructure its activities and focus its efforts on strengthening its e-commerce operations, which was its core business from the start. Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on retailers in many parts of the world including across Canada. The company had as many as 20 stores across the country, but it is unclear at this point how many will remain open during and following the restructuring process. CDPQ and Investissement Québec are among the investors that helped Frank And Oak raise nearly 40 million USD. Since the company was founded in 2012, it has..

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- Joseph Czikk

Sonder is raising $232 million (US $170 million) on a 1.77 billion (US $1.3 billion) valuation. The news comes one year after the Montreal hospitality unicorn raised US $225 million. According to Forbes, Fidelity, Westcap Group, and Montreal’s Inovia Capital led the deal. “It’s pretty extraordinary given the situation,” CEO Francis Davidson told Forbes. “We pivoted our strategy toward temporary housing, took measures to get to a good financial place and a position to bounce back rapidly on the upswing.” The news may come as miraculous to many who wouldn’t expect a hospitality provider to survive COVID. But it appears Sonder’s investors continue to pump more money into the brainchild of Davidson. Indeed, as Forbes pointed out, Covid-19 has pushed traditional hotel occupancy rates below 20%, shrunk airline demand by 95%, and all-but obliterated business travel. Related: Sonder adds US..

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- Joseph Czikk

This isn’t the first time Maeghan Smulders has been in the news for a high-profile job-related story. Back in 2012, outlets like the Toronto Star and Calgary Herald reported on the “Super intern” who wowed tech companies from Canada to Silicon Valley. Following graduation from Mount Royal University, Smulders landed 47 job offers following a three-month speed interning spree. She picked the now defunct discount fashion seller Beyond the Rack, and later accepted a position at PasswordBox, the former Montreal tech company started by serial entrepreneur Dan Robichaud. PasswordBox was later acquired by Intel, and now it’s run by McAfee. Smulders worked for Robichaud and the folks at PasswordBox/Intel for several years. After that she took a break and visited the world, rethinking her next career move. And just before COVID hit, the Montrealer by way of Calgary had a full-time move..

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- Joseph Czikk

GHGSat company is getting $28 million from the Government of Quebec through Investissement Quebec, and others. The ambitious, two-phase project will create 10 satellites and three airborne sensors, built through the creation of 173 new jobs. The company specializes in satellite and airborne detection. These detect human-produced greenhouse gasses and other gases, like methane. This is the first phase of the investment, worth $14 million. The government’s cash will fund the launch of two new Earth observation satellites, the design of an airborne sensor and the implementation of an ambitious analytical development program. The GHGSat satellite, nicknamed Iris, will launch in French Guiana. Iris will be able to track methane released from oil and gas wells, coal mines, power plants, farms and factories around the globe. The company also plans to launch its Hugo satellite a few months later, with..

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- Joseph Czikk

Montreal’s PreVu3D will double its headcount after raising $2.5 million in capital from Brightspark Ventures. PreVu3D provides a software solution where users can create, edit and collaborate on 3D replicas of real-life environments. The funding round includes participation from Desjardins Capital and returning investor Deepcore Tokyo, bringing PreVu3D’s total funding to $3.3 million. Founded in 2017 by mechanical engineers looking to improve their own practices, the company developed an intuitive software solution where users can create, edit and collaborate on 3D replicas of real-life environments, or “digital twins”. With PreVu3D, users can explore 3D scanned space with freeview, third person and vehicles. They can take quick measurements on the go (line, surface, volume) and even extract 3D sections of the space in real-time and reorganize their environment. From there, users can Import and place 3D and CAD models from various..

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Congres MTL

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Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal is pleased to welcome the three new directors who were appointed to the Board in July. Sofiane Benyouci Mr. Sofiane Benyouci is an aerospace engineer, a development manager as well as a specialized consultant in Innovation, Technology and Commercialization Management. He is currently the Head of Innovation of […]

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We are pleased to salute the recognitions and appointments earned by our Ambassadors Club members. Dr. Joelle Pineau won a Governor General’s Innovation Award for her work in applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to healthcare. Dr. Pineau joined the Ambassadors Club last November for bringing, together with her colleague Doina Precup, the 30th International […]

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Our public spaces are blooming with new vibes thanks to Les Printemps du Palais. This 100% local lineup of cultural, art- and design-driven experiences is the Palais’ way of inviting Montréalers to come rediscover their iconic convention centre through a number of initiatives strictly by artists from here. Montréal is a city of design, and […]

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Creating unforgettable moments and experiences is at the core of the Palais des congrès de Montréal’s new vision. Les Printemps du Palais, this lineup of all-local art-and design-driven experiences jointly put together with MASSIVart, meets this objective 100%. Alongside the ephemeral works and public living spaces being presented, the Palais has also added a series […]

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The Palais attracts nearly 850,000 visitors annually, and its shopping mall is passed through 13,000 times a day, making it a perfect venue for putting the talent of our local artists on display. As part of Les Printemps du Palais, a 100% local lineup of art- and design-driven experiences put together in collaboration with MASSIVart, […]

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Les Printemps du Palais’ lineup of works and installations created entirely by local artists also includes many springtime activities! Sugaring off at the Palais A must every spring in Québec, sugaring off is a seasonal tradition we all eagerly await. Visitors can indulge their sweet tooth at Place Riopelle Hall, where we are serving maple […]

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Did you know the Palais des congrès de Montréal has two EV charging stations located inside its indoor carpark at 1025 Chenneville? The Palais actually joined the Electric Circuit in 2014 in order to grow the green services it offers and also pursue its commitment toward sustainability. In addition to these two charging stations, there […]

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The Montreal International Auto Show at Palais des congrès de Montréal is just days away, and the 200,000-odd visitors expected from January 18 to 27 will be able to attend free science presentations for the general public at the Hydro-Québec Stage within The Generator, a new zone dedicated to electric mobility. Among the variety of […]

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About 200,000 visitors are expected at Palais des congrès de Montréal for the 76th Montreal International Auto Show, the biggest consumer show in the province! From January 18 to 27, automobile enthusiasts will flock to this year’s event, where the spotlight is on electric mobility. New, high-voltage zone: The Generator New for 2019 is The […]

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The Palais des congrès de Montréal invited the executive directors and sales and marketing managers from member hotels of the Hotel Association of Greater Montréal (AHGM), as well as management personnel from Tourisme Montréal and the Palais, to the very first Convention Industry Round Table ever organized in Montréal. Held on December 11, the purpose […]


Nightlife.ca

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L'actrice Javicia Leslie incarnera la superhéroïne Batwoman dès l'an prochain.

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Une vedette de la série télé Glee, Naya Rivera, est portée disparue et présumée décédée.

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Si vous aviez envie de vous détendre et de décrocher un peu, mais n'avez pas de longues vacances à l'agenda, cette petite escapade est faite pour vous! 🌊

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«LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK» alias ce que tous les bars devraient mettre en place. 👏

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Il était également le gérant de Coeur de Pirate.

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Elle va consacrer cette période pour m’occuper de sa santé physique et mentale.

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Après Blush Lingerie, c'est au tour de BonLook de se dissocier de Maripier Morin...

- Alexandre Turcotte

Frank And Oak commence la liquidation de ses magasins dès cette semaine et jusqu'à la fin août.

- Camille-Ly Drainville

C'est cet après-midi que cette nouvelle mesure gouvernementale devrait être annoncée, alors que les bars viennent tout juste de rouvrir «post-déconfinement»...


Ville de MTL

[Lachine] Montréal, le 9 juillet 2020 - Since the end of June, the Borough's three swimming pools have open, free of charge, to the many residents wanting to come and cool off. Lachine residents must shower before they arrive at the pool and must already be wearing their swimsuit, in addition to following [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, July 7, 2020 – With another high heat episode upon us, Montréal is going into Alert mode as specified in its Extreme Heat special response plan, and is doing everything possible to offer Montrealers several different ways to cool off while complying with public health directives issued by [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 6 juillet 2020 -Montréal would like to advise residents whose drinking water comes from the Pierrefonds drinking water plant, which includes residents of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville, that a lawn [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, July 6, 2020 - In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee has renewed on July 5 the state of emergency for the urban agglomeration of Montréal for a period of five days.  The local state of emergency, which was declared on March 27, grants exceptional [...]

[LaSalle] LaSalle, July 6, 2020 - The Green Patrol, coordinated by Éco-quartier LaSalle, is back on the streets of the Borough to continue its environmental awareness operations among LaSalle residents.  Until August 21, the patrollers will be going up and down the Borough's streets to encourage residents [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, July 2, 2020 – Montréal has issued a 48-hour boil-water advisory in the Mercier-Est area of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and a limited area of Anjou beginning today, July 2. This preventive measure is due to work being done to repair a broken drinking water supply main caused by a [...]

[Saint-Laurent] Saint-Laurent, July 2, 2020 – In the past month, Saint-Laurent Council layed the groundwork for the Jules-Poitras school and community hub. At its special meeting on June 12, Council agreed to retain professional services to obtain independent estimates, establish a functional and technical plan [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, July 1, 2020 - Yesterday, in accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee renewed the state of emergency for the urban agglomeration of Montréal effective July 1, for a period of five days.  The state of emergency, which was declared on March 27, grants [...]

[Cabinet de la mairesse et du comité exécutif] MONTRÉAL, June 29, 2020 - Montréal is initiating its economic recovery plan to support the city’s retailers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several measures set out in the plan presented on June 17 will be adopted at tomorrow’s special city council meeting, to help the metropolis’ [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 26 juin 2020 - In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, the executive committee has extended the state of emergency for the urban agglomeration of Montréal on June 26, for a period of 5 days.  The local state of emergency, which was declared on March 27, grants exceptional powers [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, June 26 2020 - Montréal would like to inform residents whose drinking water comes from the Pierrefonds drinking water plant, which includes residents in Pierrefonds-Roxboro, L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Senneville, that the lawn watering [...]

[Espace pour la vie] Montréal, le 25 juin 2020 - An exoplanet the size of Neptune has been discovered around the young star AU Microscopii, thanks in part to the work of Jonathan Gagné, a former iREx Banting postdoctoral researcher who is now a scientific advisor at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. Astrophysicists [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 24 juin 2020 -Given the cooler temperatures recorded today, the weather forecast for the upcoming days, as well as the assessment made by the regional public health department, the urban agglomeration public safety organization is announcing a return to normal operations as part of its [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 23 juin 2020 - For the Saint-Jean and Canada Day holidays, as we continue to address the COVID-19 situation, Montréal will close some of its facilities and amend the opening hours of certain municipal services that have resumed their activities.   Please note that services and [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 23 juin 2020 - In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee has renewed the state of emergency from June 23 to June 28 for the Montréal agglomeration. The local state of emergency, which was declared on March 27, grants exceptional powers to the urban [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 22 juin 2020 - Following the recommendations of the Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud de l'Île-de-Montréal, the Organisation de sécurité civile de l'agglomération de Montréal is announcing that it is entering the Response mode of its Extreme heat special [...]

[Espace pour la vie] Montréal, le 22 juin 2020 - The Université de Montréal and Espace pour la vie are joining forces to create Chemins de transition, a project designed to engage the scientific community, along with citizens and other prime movers in society, in the necessary debate on the ecological transition, with [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, June 19 2020 - In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee has renewed the state of emergency from June 18 to June 23 for the Montréal agglomeration. The state of emergency, which was declared on March 27, grants exceptional powers to the urban [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 18 juin 2020 - With another heat episode upon us, Montréal is going into Alert mode as specified in its Extreme Heat special response plan, and is doing everything possible to offer Montrealers several different ways to cool off while complying with public health directives around [...]

[Ville de Montréal] Montréal, le 17 juin 2020 - With a view to gradual resumption of activities, Montréal continues to progressively reopen certain facilities. Beginning Thursday, June 18, parking lots in Parc du Mont-Royal, Parc Maisonneuve, Parc Jarry, Parc Fréderic-Back, Parc René-Lévesque, Parc-nature de [...]

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