New Temple Will Be Built in Vancouver

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SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the construction of a new temple in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

It will be the seventh temple for the Church in Canada. Other Canadian temples are located in Cardston, Alberta (originally dedicated 1923, rededicated 1991); Toronto, Ontario (1990); Halifax, Nova Scotia (1999); Regina, Saskatchewan (1999); Edmonton, Alberta (1999); and Montreal, Quebec (2000).

The new temple will serve Church members throughout British Columbia. As of December 2005, Canada was home to more than 172,000 Church members and 479 congregations.

Latter-day Saint temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services.

Temples are considered "houses of the Lord" where Christ's teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity.

The newly announced temple becomes the Church’s 133rd temple operating, announced or under construction. (See official temple list at http://www.lds.org/temples.)

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