February 25 2015 Edition

Drawn to Quebec: Evergreen adaptations

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Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2015

Aside from March's Irish festivities, it can be hard to find green in our lives in midwinter. However, a number of plants have developed an array of adaptations to the rigours of winter that help ensure even snow-covered branches remain verdant.

Evergreen trees

Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste to close its doors

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The board of trustees of the majestic Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, built in 1882, announced last week to parishioners that the church would soon be closed to worship. The trustees, with the full agreement of the parish pastoral team and the diocesan authorities, will ask the Archbishop of Quebec, Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, to close the church on Rue Saint-Jean as of Sunday, May 24.

Ghislaine Bertrand O'Connor 1927 - 2015

 

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