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Canada/U.S. border will remain shut to non-essential travel until July 21

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If you’ve been planning a car trip to the U.S. over the first part of this summer, good luck.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying Tuesday (June 16) the federal government has reached an agreement with the United States to extend the land border shut down to non-essential travel.

“Canada and the United States have once again agreed to extend, by 30 days to July 21st, the current measures in place along our border,” says Trudeau. “This is an important decision that will keep people in both of our countries safe”.

The current border closure was set to expire this Sunday, June 21st.

Land crossings remain open only for the movement of essential goods and for people who cross the border for work.

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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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