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Parking fees will be back in place at AHS facilities by Sept. 1

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Parking fees at all Alberta Health Services facilities will be reinstated by the end of the month.

AHS suspended parking fees back in April, noting that many health-care employees were working from home, while others needed to work at a variety of sites and removing parking fees then and the need for parking passes made those kinds of transitions easier.

AHS employees will have to pay up again as of Aug. 31st and the public will again be charged for parking as of Sept. 1st.

Parking rates will remain the same as they were prior to the pause on payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AHS adds that payment machines will be cleaned regularly and it’s also encouraging the use of its parking app, that can be downloaded for free on any smartphone.

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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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