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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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COVID-19 cases confirmed at Lethbridge Family Services north side office

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Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) is dealing with confirmed COVID-19 cases at its north side office.

Out of an abundance of caution, LFS closed that location on Friday (Oct. 2) and again Monday (Oct. 5). Over the weekend, a deep clean and sanitization took place at that facility.

Lethbridge Family Services says it’s working with Alberta Health now to assist with contact tracing.

“We will continue to be honest with our employees, clients, and the community, says LFS Director Michelle Gallucci in an emailed statement. “Every effort is being taken. There is much attention in the community on how low the case counts have been. This is dangerous and invites complacency. People must be vigilant with following public health guidance as cases are rising everywhere.”

At this time a decision hasn’t been made as to when the LFS offices will reopen.

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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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