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LDS temple to be built along Whoop-Up Drive

Posted on September 28, 2023 by admin

Southern Alberta Newspapers

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be building a new temple in Lethbridge on more than nine acres of land on the city’s westside.

On Sept. 5, the church said in a news release that the temple will be constructed at the corner of Whoop-Up Drive West and Mauretania Road West.

Plans call for a multi-story building about 45,000 square feet in size and an accompanying distribution centre.

The temple was announced in April by church president Russell M. Nelson. It will be the fourth in Alberta and 10th in Canada. The first Canadian temple was built in Cardston and dedicated 100 years ago in August.

Other Canadian temples are located in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal and Halifax.

The church has about 200,000 members in 490 congregations across the country.

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