You can be alerted when your car is getting towed in real-time, find out how many potholes you've hit, check the status of your car battery, and figure out what the heck that blinking light actually means.
Can't remember which street you parked on? You can use the device to find your car using GPS tracking.
Or you can use the GPS data for trip-logging to see exactly where you've driven.
The app automatically tells car-owners what mechanical issues it finds with their cars and when their cars are due for maintenance.
Roberto Cialdella, director of marketing for Vehicle Mind, told MTL Blog that the device plugs into a car's OBD-II port under the dashboard — the same port that mechanics use to diagnose a car's health.
The motion-sensing device transmits data through its own 4G wireless connection.
According to Cialdella, the device can help mitigate battery and engine issues caused by leaving your car parked for long periods of time — a widely-experienced phenomenon right now due to COVID-19 lockdowns and curfew periods.
The device usually costs $149 with a $10 monthly subscription — however, discounts are available on the Vehicle Mind website.
Video shared by United States Customs and Border Protection agency (USCBP) Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia shows a car driving into the United States from Quebec by taking an illegal shortcut across a library lawn that straddles the international boundary.
The Haskell Free Library, which famously sits between Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec, has become a symbol of the divided border community.
On July 4th, an SUV illegally entered Derby Line, VT from Canada by driving over private property & nearly collided… https://t.co/kowyFn3P5h
Even though paddleboarding is a fun and popular summer activity in Quebec, like all things, there are certain rules you need to follow. If you don't, you could get slapped with a fine and have your weekend ruined.
And in light of National Drowning Prevention Week, the Longueuil police issued a series of advisories for people who engage in what it said is an increasingly popular summer activity.
According to the Longueuil police, paddleboarders are required to have a well-fitting life jacket or personal flotation device at all times when paddleboarding, though it doesn't have to be on.
Those wearing their life jackets also need to have "an audible device," such as a whistle, and, for nighttime voyages, a waterproof flashlight, according to police and Transport Canada's Safe Boating Guide.
In addition to this equipment, paddleboarders who opt not to wear their life jacket or flotation device need a 15-metre "buoyant heaving line."
"If you do not have the proper size flotation device or lifejacket, you are liable to a $200 fine + costs," the police service wrote in a Facebook post.
The Safe Boating guide lists similar rules for kayaks, canoes, as well as other "human-powered boats."
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Not everyone likes to stay in the same place for too long, which is why companies like Outdoorsy are offering people the chance to rent RVs while on vacation.
It’s a great way to see more of Montreal and surrounding areas during Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
You can go jet skiing on the St. Lawrence River or tour the Boucherville islands for the ultimate summer excursion. At the end of the day when you’re tapped out, you don’t have to waste time driving back to the hotel because your temporary home is parked right there! Plus, you can bring your pup along for the ride as most RV rentals are pet-friendly.
Details: This 4x4 is perfect for a family or two couples travelling together. You can take this van out to Parc Maisonneuve, where you can literally hang out with sheep, or drive out to the Botanical Garden to spend the day with the blooms of the week.
Details: For a romantic weekend getaway, you and your partner head over to Mont St-Grégoire, about a 45-minute drive fom the city. It's a quiet, gorgeous place to be if you want to unplug and get lost in nature.
Details: This vintage Volkswagen hasn’t lost it’s magic. It’s ideal for venturesome thrill-seekers who plan on bringing their mountain bikes down to the Mont-Royal Bike Path or Parc Angrignon which is an even longer path.
Details: After swimming in Lac-Saint-Joseph all day, you’ll appreciate cooling off at home base. This camper van has a retractable awning so you can enjoy a little coffee break in the shade. The next day, you can drive over to Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot to go berry picking at Quinn Farm and you’ll have plenty of storage space in the vehicle to bring back all that fresh fruit.
Details: For those on a budget, it’s good to know you have options that are less than $100 a night. If you have your own vehicle, you can rent and tow a trailer like this one. It’s 12 feet long and comes with everything you’d ever need. It even has a mosquito net on the kitchen door so you don’t have to worry about annoying bugs coming in.
Details: if you’re all about aesthetics, this turquoise Boler from the ‘70s is a total dream. Think of all the cool photos you can take when you park it just outside Le Massif, located in the Laurentian Mountains, or Mont Sainte-Anne that offers breathtaking views of Quebec City. If you want to travel around in this vehicle, it does require a minimum of three days for you to book it.
Details: For a little more wiggle room, especially if you’re travelling with a group of friends, this 2020 motorhome is the way to go. From Montreal, you can all head out to Masonville and hike through Owl Head before venturing out to Lac Morency in Saint-Hippolyte, QC for some water sports the next day.
On May 11, the Quebec Superior Court approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving Apple and consumers who bought a 15 or 17-inch 2011 MacBook Pro and experienced a graphics issue. PCMag was the first to report the settlement approval.
Under the terms of the settlement, eligible individuals are entitled to compensation.
Lawyers from the Lex Group represented the plaintiff.
On its website, the group defines the class as consisting of individuals who "live in Quebec and purchased, own, or owned a 15” or 17” 2011 MacBook Pro Laptop" or individuals who "live elsewhere but purchased such a Device in Quebec."
The settlement further divides the class into two groups.
The first group, Lex Group attorney David Assor told MTL Blog, consists of consumers who received service from Apple for the graphics issue, as well as consumers who contacted Apple about the problem but never received such service.
The second group includes people who experienced the graphics problem that was the subject of the lawsuit but who never contacted Apple about it.
What's the compensation?
Members in the first group will automatically receive $175 per device, Assor said.
Members in the second group will have to make a claim on the settlement website. They will also be eligible to receive $175 per device.
Finally, members of both groups will be able to make a claim for repair expenses for which they have not already received a reimbursement.
For this claim, eligible consumers must have a receipt for their purchase of the 15 or 17-inch 2011 MacBook Pro dated before December 31, 2017, Assor explained.
When will members of the class be able to make a claim?
The court ordered the claim form to become available within 10 days of the "effective date," which Assor said has not yet been determined.
He estimated that the effective date could occur in four to six weeks.