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Quebec City's eleven-day summer music festival, the Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ) just dropped its 2023 lineup and it's frankly an odd mix of artists and genres.

Weezer and Billy Talent will open the festival as the July 6 headliners. Imagine Dragons will follow on July 7. Next up are Foo Fighters, Zach Bryan, and Les Trois Accords on July 8, 9 and 10, respectively. Then, it's Lil Durk headlining on July 11, followed by Illenium on July 12. Les Cowboys Fringants, Pitbull, and Lana Del Rey are the respective July 13, 14 and 15 headliners. And Green Day will close the festival on July 16.

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The next episodes of the popular HBO Max series The White Lotus could be filmed just a few hours from Montreal.

Destination Québec Cité, previously called the Quebec City Tourism Office, is attempting to pique the interest of the series creator. A presentation document pitching the provincial capital and its landmarks as perfect filming locations was sent to director Mike White.

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Quebec's police watchdog, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), announced Monday that charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Quebec City police officer following two incidents in October and November 2021.

Officer Jacob Picard faces two charges, assault and assault causing bodily harm.

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Canada has an impressive roster of must-try hotels with the very best being right here in Quebec. Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards and Quebec City's very own Auberge Saint-Antoine has been recognized as the number one hotel in the country.

The Readers' Choice Awards are the "longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry," Condé Nast said in a press release shared with MTL Blog.

More than 240,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted their top travel stays and experiences across the globe and Auberge Saint-Antoine was a clear Canadian winner. This idyllic spot located right in the heart of Quebec City's Old Port is a historic, museum-inspired hotel that just so happens to be a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association.

“It is truly an honour to be voted Best Hotel in Canada by the readers of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine,” said Alex Kassatly, general manager of Auberge Saint-Antoine.

The family-owned hotel boasts 95 individually designed rooms and suites decorated to reflect the allure and magic of Quebec City. Guests can inhabit all of Quebec City's best moments and historic sights minutes from the hotel. Oh, and not to mention Auberge Saint-Antoine is also home to the esteemed four-diamond restaurant, Chez Muffy where you can truly immerse yourself in a farm-to-table culinary experience.

Montreal's very own Le Place d'Armes Hotel & Suites managed to snag the second spot, proving Quebec to be a must-visit destination for your next romantic getaway.

The full list of this year's 2022 Readers' Choice Awards can be found here

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Quebec Minister of Finance Éric Girard vowed that the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) will lower the income tax "in a prudent, responsible and orderly manner" — if they are re-elected in October.

The announcement followed the auditor general's annual report on the province's financial situation. The minister's office hailed the report as confirmation of the recovery of the Quebec economy and a forecast for future growth despite inflation, the war in Ukraine and the pandemic.

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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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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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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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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 police say a woman got trapped against an RTC bus on Thursday. Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) spokesperson David Pelletier told MTL Blog that the accident occurred as a result of slippery road conditions.

The Journal de Québec was the first to report this story.

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The Quebec City trucker convoy has left the capital and it looks like at least some participants are taking tickets home with them. Police released their summary of the protest on Monday, February 7.

In total, the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) said 170 tickets were issued: 72 for violations of the Highway Safety Code, 50 for infractions concerning municipal by-laws, and 48 parking tickets.

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