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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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HALO air ambulance no longer on life support

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Some very good news for HALO Air Ambulance.

In light of Health Minister Tyler Shandro’s instruction to AHS to restart and fast-track Alberta’s helicopter emergency medical service, HALO is now extending its full medivac operations.

HALO recently said it was making changes because of major financial issues.

Since then, the organization says it’s raised significant funds to help ensure the continuation of the air ambulance service across parts of southern Alberta, but at the same time stressing the fight isn’t over yet.

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HALO responds to emergencies in the MD of Taber, County of Forty Mile, Cypress County, and the Medicine Hat area.

It’s been in operation for the past 13 years.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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