Highlights / Montreal

Environment & Animal Life

Peregrine falcon fans worldwide face disappointment

Until 2021, enthusiastic people from around the world watched live images from a peregrine falcon’s nest on a university building in Montreal transmitted over the internet. But this year, the falcon has left the nest and taken over an abandoned »

Economy

Montreal based parcel delivery company Intelcom expands to Australia

Intelcom, a Montreal based parcel delivery company, announced Tuesday the launch of its international operations with the opening of its first station in Australia. In a press release, Intelcom said that its subsidiary Dragonfly Shipping will make its first deliveries »

Society

Amazon Games opens new video game development studio in Montreal

Amazon Games announced Tuesday that they are opening a new video game development studio in Montreal to focus on creating new and original games. The founding members of the studio include industry veterans such as Luc Bouchard, the head of »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Photos capture pandemic effects on nightlife workers

A Montreal non-profit has launched a photo campaign to raise awareness about the effects of the pandemic on nightlife workers such as servers, DJs and bartenders. The stated aim is “to commemorate a sad anniversary: the cultural nightlife world has »

Internet, Science & Technology

Renowned video game creator Jade Raymond opens new Montreal studio

Jade Raymond has founded a new independent video game development studio called Haven Entertainment Studios in Montreal. In a post on the PlayStation Blog on Tuesday, Raymond said that the studio has been backed and supported by Sony and that »

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 »