Pres. Hinckley to dedicate Canadian temples this weekend

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    BY DIANA VAN ORDEN

    For the first time in history, two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicated in two consecutive days.

    President Gordon B. Hinckley will dedicate the 64th and 65th temples of the LDS Church while in Canada this weekend. The Halifax Nova Scotia Temple will be dedicated on Saturday, followed by the dedication of the Regina Saskatchewan Temple on Sunday.

    These will become the 9th and 10th operating smaller temples since President Hinckley first announced the idea during October 1997 General Conference.

    Both temple dedications will consist of three separate dedicatory sessions to accommodate approximately 6,000 members in each temple district.

    Previously, members from both temple districts had to travel to Toronto to attend the temple.

    With the dedications this weekend, Canada will now have four operating temples, including the Cardston Alberta and the Toronto Ontario Temples. The Edmonton Alberta Temple is scheduled to be dedicated later this year.

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