July 26 2017 Edition | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

July 26 2017 Edition

RDV2017: Tall Ships Regatta a towering success

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

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.

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.

Memorials and Things of Fame

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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.

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.

American crews spread goodwill during regatta

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The stars of the RDV2017 Tall Ship Regatta were the magnificent sailing vessels themselves, but a big component of the exceptional gathering was the opportunity for ships’ crews to visit the city.

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.

Rendez-vous 2017 parade draws huge crowd

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Photo: Peter Black

parade_air_force.jpg A band of Royal Canadian Air Force, Navy and Army cadets marched through the streets of Old Quebec along with the visiting sailors. The band of the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve also marched in the parade. Photo Peter Black  

The Trudeau family at Rendez-vous 2017: Tall Ships Regatta

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launches RDV2017 in Quebec City, with the mast of Bluenose II in the background. As a 12-year-old, he visited the big 1984 tall ships gathering in the city with his father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

 

Enjoying sunrise on the St. Lawrence River

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Photo: Luc Lang

For a marine communications and traffic services officer at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Quebec City, the beauty of working the night shift in the summer is enjoying the magnificent sunrises over Île d’Orléans and Lévis. Some mornings, like this one on July 13, at 5 a.m., are so beautiful that words cannot express the beauty of Mother Nature.

 

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