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Premier Russell MacLellan expressed condolences today on behalf
of the Province of Nova Scotia on the death of Diana, Princess of

"The world is grieving today over the loss of this kind and
compassionate Princess," said Premier MacLellan. "We will always
remember her dedication to improving the lives of the elderly,
children, people living with AIDS and for her efforts to
eliminate land mines.

"The Princess of Wales was loved and admired by Nova Scotians.
Her work helping others in need was a wonderful example for us
all. Our prayers and our thoughts are with her sons and her
family at this most difficult time."

On behalf of Premier MacLellan, the Protocol Office announces the
following measures taken by the Province of Nova Scotia to mark
the death of Diana, Princess of Wales:

-Flags at Province House and Government House in Halifax, and on
all other provincial government buildings, are flying at
half-mast until sunset of the day of the funeral, Saturday, Sept.

-A book of condolences will be available for signing by members
of the public at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax,
from today, Sept. 2, to Friday, Sept. 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

-The province will be officially represented at a memorial
service sponsored by the Anglican Dioceses of Nova Scotia at the
Cathedral Church of All Saints, corner of Tower Road and
University Avenue, Halifax, on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. The
Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia will be in attendance. The
public is invited to attend.


Contact: Peter MacLellan or Kim Jardine
         Premier's Office

         For protocol matters:
         Colleen MacDonald
         Protocol Office

ngr                September 2, 1997 - 4:10 pm