On May 10, one of the world's largest technology companies, Google, announced its plan to acquire new property near Montreal, which will be used for a "future data center facility" — if everything gets approved in the process.
Google described this potential new facility as "an important addition to [its] long-standing presence in Québec."
"Based on industry standards for data center builds and our own experience, once construction begins on a data center, that construction phase at its peak can provide work for 300-500 people and ultimately an operational data center can employ dozens of people, at least 20-30 in skilled roles," the company wrote in a news release.
Google is aiming to run all of its business on clean electricity by 2030, and said, "as one of the world’s largest producers of hydropower, Québec is an important region for helping us achieve this ambitious sustainability goal."
The new data centre facility is expected to be located in Beauharnois, Quebec.
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At a press conference on Wednesday, Minister of Justice Simon Jolin-Barrette and the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Isabelle Charest, presented Bill 92, an act to move for "the creation of a specialized court in matters of sexual violence and domestic violence and relating to the training of judges in these matters."
"We no longer want people who are victims of sexual or domestic violence to hesitate to report and file a complaint in Quebec," Jolin-Barette said.
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Jolin-Barrette insisted that "culture change is needed in the justice system and must happen."
The purpose of this special court on sexual and domestic violence, is, according to the minister, "to restore victims' confidence in the justice system, reduce delays and better meet the needs of victims with adapted and coordinated services."
The mandate comes out of 190 recommendations made by a special government working group on sexual and domestic violence in Quebec that took place over the past year.
"You can continue to count on the determination of the entire government [...] to make the necessary changes to better support the victims because I wish them to feel accompanied and respected in their process, to be prepared, and equipped during their testimony in court."
You've probably been to Montreal's Bell Centre for a Habs game or concert, but have you ever considered working there? The exclusive caterer for the Bell Centre is hiring in Montreal — and it's holding a massive job fair to recruit around 100 full- and part-time workers.
Roles they're looking to fill include general workers, head servers, servers, hosts and hostesses, dishwashers, bartenders, bussers and production chefs.
"We are looking for bilingual and dynamic candidates with experience in the kitchen or in service. We are looking for candidates with impeccable professionalism and a passion for teamwork," reads a Facebook event page for the job fair.
According to a spokesperson for Compass Group, the Bell Centre's foodservice and support services provider, benefits when joining their team include "endless career growth opportunities, flexible schedules, an industry leading health and safety team and culture, as well as a Great Place to Work certified company culture."
According to the event page, salaries are competitive. Plus, you'll get the chance to work at exciting large-scale events, like shows and hockey games.
The job fair is set to take place on Thursday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bell Centre's Restaurant La Mise Au Jeu. If you can attend, just show up with your CV.
According to the SPVM, Litvack was a baseball coach in the Lake Saint-Louis area and an administrator for the Lake Saint Louis-area baseball organization between 2008 and 2021. The kids he coached ranged in age from 13 to 21. He also worked for the Dollard-des-Ormeaux minor hockey association for about 10 years until 2017.
"The suspect is accused of sexually assaulting one of his players to whom he gave private lessons. Investigators have reason to believe that the accused may have had other victims," the SPVM says.
Police describe him as a 41-year-old white male with brown short hair and hazel eyes. He is 1.78 metres tall and weighs 93 kilograms, or about 205 pounds. He's anglophone but also speaks French.
Anyone with information about Litvack can anonymously and confidentially contact Info-Crime Montréal.
If you require resources or assistance surrounding sexual assault in Quebec, the CAVAC helpline is available 24/7. Those who may need support can call 1-866-532-2822. Other crisis lines and 24/7 options can be found at The Lifeline Canada.