Everyone's had the experience, at least once in their life, of having to walk home alone late at night. Chances are you either just embraced being terrified of something happening or, my personal favourite, constantly texted a friend to let them know you're still kicking.
Well now you no longer have to do either of those things, thanks to the Companion app. Created by students at the University of Michigan, it lets a friend or family member track where you are via GPS, and virtually walk you home. Before you begin your walk, you can send out requests to multiple people in your contacts, which then sends them an SMS message with a hyperlink that takes them to a web page with a map showing them where you are. Since the GPS map is run through a website, they don't even need to have the app installed - you can send the requests to anyone.
If you go off your path, start running, fall, get pushed, or have your headphones pulled out of your phone, the app detects this and will ask you if you're okay. You then have 15 seconds to confirm that you are. If you're unable to confirm, the app will begin playing loud alarm sounds as well as give you the option to instantly call the police. It will also send an alert to the person keeping you company and give them the option to call the police and provide them with your exact location. The app is available for both Android and iOS.
While the app may seem a little extreme to some, as a girl who's had to walk home late at night by myself many a time, either from a friend's house or from the library during exams, it's not always the best feeling in the world. Knowing that a friend is looking out for you and keeping track of where you are will definitely give a little peace of mind.
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
Ca Lem's owner, Stephanie Le, told MTL Blog that clients just need to download the TikTok app and show their account to the cashier in order to receive free pancake cereal sundaes — which are, of course, topped with maple syrup.
"We encourage users to take video and pictures of their visit to Ca Lem and post on Instagram, Facebook & TikTok platforms," she said.
There are limited quantities each day but the offer is valid at two of Ca Lem's locations — in NDG and the Plateau — so you can double your chances of getting a free sundae.
Free Pancake Cereal Ice Cream Sundaes
When: July 16, 17 and 18
Address: NDG - 6926, rue Sherbrooke O, Montreal, QC; Plateau–Mont-Royal - 4223, rue Saint-Dominique, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It's free ice cream, that's why!
Founder Corinne Asseraf "imagined the Gallery 203 as a place of discovery, of meeting and exchange between artists and art enthusiasts" and you can feel exactly that the second you walk through the doors.
The mastermind behind all of this, Asseraf, has such a warming, kind presence, which is reason enough to take a visit to Galerie 203 whenever you're strolling through Old Montreal. She let MTL Blog know that anyone and everyone is welcome in her gallery.