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Former Nordiques general manager Maurice Filion passes away at age 85​ ​

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Photo: courtesy of lhjmq.ca

Former Quebec Nordiques’ general manager, Maurice Filion, passed away on July 28 at age 85. The news of Filion’s death spread very quickly throughout the province of Quebec hockey world.

Filion, a Montreal native, came to Quebec in 1969 to be the head coach of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Intriguing, quirky images on view at the Halsman exhibit

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Photo: Rachel Collet
Some of the 20th century’s most iconic photographs are currently on display at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ), and you don’t want to miss the evolution of how they came to be, by surrealist photographer Philippe Halsman.

Capitales split the series in Trois-Rivières against Aigles

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Photo: Photo courtesy capitalesdequebec.com

The Aigles’s designated hitter Alexander Ayala went four-for-four, including a two-run home run in the first inning as the Trois-Rivières team beat the Québec Capitales 10-3, to split the four-game series in Can-Am League action.

Remparts to open the 2017-18 season on the road

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Photo: Courtesy of remparts.ca

The Québec Remparts will open their 21st season on the road as they travel through the Parc des Laurentides to meet their arch-rivals, the Chicoutimi Saguenéens at the Georges-Vézina Centre on September 22. The Remparts will continue on the road for a game in Baie-Comeau before coming back home.

RDV2017: Tall Ships Regatta a towering success

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Photo: Luc Lang
As the expression goes, Quebec City “était au rendez-vous.”

Can’t get enough of the eastern white cedar

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Cedar is so Canadian: useful, resistant to bugs and rot, can survive in unlikely and harsh places, and is sweet-smelling. You can make anything with it, from canoes to cabinets to coffins.

Huge Foulon reservoir to improve river water

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Photo: Peter Black

Construction is on pace for a huge reservoir on Promenade Champlain next to the Yacht Club de Quebec, and that’s good news for those longing to eventually swim in the St. Lawrence River in that vicinity.

The $22 million Foulon retention reservoir is being built by Charles-Auguste Fortier construction company, the lowest of nine bidders on the contract awarded in October, 2016.

Summer movie time at Baie de Beauport

Due to its popularity and incredible success last year, the Ciné-plage Illico is back at Baie de Beauport for new movie screenings over the next few weeks. Only minutes from downtown, residents of Quebec City can watch movies outdoors and under the stars on Friday evenings.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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The Morning Chronicle
Quebec was visited by the severest storm of the season. A thundershower of considerable force had taken place in the night, succeeded by a morning of intense heat which continued up to one o’clock p.m.

Story of Avenue Jules-Verne

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Photo: Bill Cox
This busy commercial street is named after Jules Verne (1828-1905), a prolific French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction. Verne’s father, intending that Jules follow in his footsteps as an attorney, sent him to Paris to study law. While continuing his law studies, he fed his passion for the theatre, writing numerous plays.