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From July 25 to 30, over 2,000 magicians coming from 50 different countries will gather in Quebec City Convention Centre for the FISM World Championship of Magic. Over six days, professional magicians will have the opportunity to watch spectacular performances, participate in lectures, and attend so-called "jam sessions" with peers. A show is also open to the public daily for the duration of the competition.

110 contestants will be competing for the FISM Grand Prix top prize. Founded in 1948, the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM) is the most respected organization in the global magic community with 100 regional associations, including the Canadian Association of Magicians.

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The Montreal Habs have selected this year's top international prospect in the first pick of the 2022 NHL Draft. 18-year-old Juraj Slafkovský who played left wing in the Finnish Elite League will join the team.

The Slovakia-born player was named MVP at the 2022 Beijing Olympics after helping his team win a bronze medal. He scored seven goals for his country at the Olympics, and three goals with six assists for his team at the IIHF World Championships in Finland this spring.

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Quebecers were shocked to learn in January that singer-songwriter Karim Ouellet had died. Authorities only revealed that the young pop icon was found dead in his Quebec City music studio on January 17. But the coroner's report made public on Wednesday, June 22, has disclosed more details about the tragic death of the 37-year-old musician.

This article contains graphic content that might not be suitable for some readers.

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An exhibition of giant plant and flower sculptures is coming to Quebec City's Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge this summer. Mosaïcultures Québec 2022 will feature 200 works by 100 horticulturalists. In total, the organization says the show will comprise six million flowers and plants.

The exhibition, titled "Once Upon a Time... the Earth," will unfold across five sections.

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The 26-year-old sword attacker, who was found guilty last month for the 2020 first-degree murder of two people in Quebec City, has been sentenced to life in prison. A Quebec Superior Court judge issued the ruling on Friday, adding no chance for parole for the killer for at least 25 years.

The sentencing had been delayed pending a Supreme Court of Canada decision late last month against back-to-back life sentences for people found guilty of multiple murders.

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Forget the usual silver-and-red BIXIs this summer and try to find one of the dozens of eye-catching custom bikes decorated by MURAL Festival street artists that are hitting stations across the city on June 9! Artists Mono Sourcil, Chien Champion, La Charbonne, Aless MC and Zephyr have transformed 45 bicycles into vibrant, rideable works of art. The BIXI and MURAL collaboration comes as the bike-share service celebrates 50 million trips in Montreal and the street art festival marks its 10th edition.

"Using the bikes like canvasses was a natural extension of the festival, which aims to make art more accessible in the city," MURAL Festival General Manager Pierre-Alain Benoit told MTL Blog.

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In an April 26 press release, the Bolo Program shared the top 25 most wanted suspects in Canada and two of them are from Quebec.

Crime is no stranger to the province of Quebec, where gun violence occurs regularly and five homicides in Montreal alone have been confirmed so far.

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Le Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul, one hour north of Quebec City, is back from July 21 to 24 with a stacked line-up of local and international acts, some of which will be performed on a floating river stage! Attendees can splash in the water, or laze on kayaks, inflatable unicorns, and inner tubes while taking in a show.

The music festival is known for its creative stages, beautiful backdrops, and focus on sustainability. This year the line-up is expanding to 90 artists across 25 stages, with notable headliners like French electronic music duo Polo & Pan, Parisian pop and nu-disco band L’Impératrice, Canadian indie rock band Death From Above 1979, Quebec rapper Loud, Canadian singer-songwriter and "trash folk" banjoist Lisa Leblanc, among others.

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Over the weekend, Quebec City was forced to try and quickly repair a broken valve at one of its wastewater plants after sewage began to spill into the St. Lawrence River.

In a press release on Sunday, April 10, Quebec City informed the public that "due to the thaw period, combined with Saturday's rainfall, the 2.4 m x 2.4 m valve in question, which controls the wastewater inflow, broke in the closed position."

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A Quebec university's job posting* that's not open to white men is troubling a few politicians. Calls for candidates for Canada Research Chair positions at the Université Laval in Quebec City are reserved for women, disabled people, Indigenous people, and people from visible minorities.

The university says the practice aligns with its Inclusion Action Plan.

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Quebec City's Parc de la Rivière-Beauport has a hidden 10-metre high waterfall that's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area for the weekend and looking for a little escape in nature.

The waterfall is a little oasis in the capital. The municipal website itself describes the park as one of the city's "best-kept secrets."

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Looking for a cute date idea in La Capitale Nationale? Look no further. The aquarium in Quebec City has a new immersive exhibition that feels like a trip into the ocean, with all the fish, turtles, and whales.

The "imMERsion" exhibition at the is the perfect spot to take anyone who loves all the creatures that live in water.

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