August 16, 2014 5:36 pm
Updated: August 17, 2014 10:09 am

Heritage Software wins snow removal competition

Some residents take it on themselves to clear the snow in their neighbourhoods.

Marc-Alain Trudeau/Global News

MONTREAL – It may be the middle of August, but the city of Montreal has chosen the winner of a competition about snow removal.

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In May, the city spoke with citizens and small businesses to find solutions for better communication when it came to snow removal.

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Their solution? To create an app that alerts citizens when a snow removal truck is nearby.

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Heritage Software, a Montreal company created by two McGill alumni, won the competition.

They received a cheque for $5000 to create the app.

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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.

READ MORE: Montreal to introduce new ‘smart system’ to track snow clearing

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