Heritage Software wins snow removal competition
MONTREAL – It may be the middle of August, but the city of Montreal has chosen the winner of a competition about snow removal.
In May, the city spoke with citizens and small businesses to find solutions for better communication when it came to snow removal.
Their solution? To create an app that alerts citizens when a snow removal truck is nearby.
Heritage Software, a Montreal company created by two McGill alumni, won the competition.
They received a cheque for $5000 to create the app.
Better communication, according to the city, will give motorists a chance to move their cars before the plows hit their street.
In the past, around 5,000 cars are towed during snow removal operations.
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