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PROVINCE HONOURS PRINCESS MARGARET

The Province of Saskatchewan will mark the recent death of Princess

Margaret by lowering flags on government buildings to half mast.

Condolence books will also be available to the public. The lieutenant

governor is issuing a message of condolences which will be sent to the

Queen.



Princess Margaret, sister of the Queen, died in London this past Saturday,

February 9th. In accordance with standard flag procedures, flags on all

provincial government buildings will remain at half mast until sunset on

the day of the funeral, February 15th.



Condolence books will be available for the public in Regina at Government

House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue (ballroom entrance), from noon until 5:00 PM

today and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday, February 12th, until Friday, February

15th. People can also sign a condolence book in Saskatoon at the Cabinet

Office, 315 - 22nd Street East, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, February

12th, to Friday, February 15th. These condolence books will be forwarded

to Buckingham Palace at a later date.



Princess Margaret visited Saskatchewan twice: in 1958, when she was in

Prince Albert and Waskesiu; and in 1980, when she was a guest at the

province's 75th anniversary celebrations. In the 1980 tour, the princess

was a popular visitor in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Muskoday First Nation,

Zenon Park, Tisdale and The Battlefords, where she received a painting by

renowned artist Allen Sapp as a gift from the province.



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For more information, contact:



Michael Jackson

Protocol Office

Regina

Phone: (306) 787-3109
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