Highlights / Montreal

Arts & Entertainment

Online music festival features Canadian composers, musicians

The 8th Festival de la Voix will be live from March 14 to April 10, 2021 but, because of the pandemic, will be accessible for free online. Canadian composers and musicians will present four eclectic concerts and three vocal workshops »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#5 An AI Bubble?

Some researchers, such as Yves Gingras, are quite skeptical about the place of Montreal in the global AI landscape.  In his study, Professor Gingras has revealed many interesting and sometimes disturbing aspects of the Montreal ecosystem.  We confronted his point »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#4 The City of Ethics

AI ethics are a major part of Montreal’s DNA. The city has set important milestones in global advances in this field. Many see Canadians as an example of ethics when it comes to AI. But what exactly is this AI »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#3 The Business Hub

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, DeepMind, Samsung… They all chose Montreal to open their AI labs. But why did these companies decide to invest in Quebec’s largest city? What drew them there? In this episode, we will look at the different aspects »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Montreal park shores to be protected from extreme weather

The shores of major parks around the island of Montreal will be protected from accelerated erosion caused by extreme weather thanks to grants from the governments of Canada and Montreal. The project will rehabilitate about 10 km of shorelines using »

Health, Society

Canada signs deal to domestically produce COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government and Novavax have a memorandum of understanding that will allow the government to produce the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine at a facility in Montreal. In a news conference on Tuesday, Trudeau said that »

Uncategorized

Quantic Dream opening up new video game studio in Montreal

The Paris-based video game developer Quantic Dream is opening a new development studio in Montreal. In a press release published on Tuesday, Quantic Dream said that Montreal was an obvious place to expand to because the city has for many »

Health, Politics

Canada announces new travel restrictions in face of pandemic

Travellers returning to Canada will have to quarantine in hotels at their own expense in accordance with new measures announced today to discourage Canadians from travelling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At a news conference on Friday, Prime Minister Justin »

Arts & Entertainment

New Montreal orchestra conductor hails from South America

The Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) has named 40-year-old Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare as its ninth music director. On September 1, 2021 he will take over from American Conductor Kent Nagano who held the position from 2006 to 2020. In »

Immigration & Refugees

Canada History; Dec. 1, 1859: Memorial to thousands of Irish dead

If one looks at the city flag of Montreal it shows symbols representing the four founding peoples of the city, the fleur de lys of the French, the rose of the English, the thistle of the Scots, and the shamrock »