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$42.8 million Co-op fertilizer terminal opens near Grassy Lake

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A new state-of-the-art fertilizer terminal has opened here in southern Alberta.

The $42.8 million facility near Grassy Lake warehouses, blends and distributes a full suite of crop nutrition products including liquid micronutrients and nitrogen stabilizers.

Ron Healey with Federated Co-op says the company made this big investment understanding the important role the fertilizer terminal will play in serving local co-ops and helping them meet the needs of their members and customers.

This new Grassy Lake terminal has a storage capacity of more than 34,000 metric tonnes.

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“Having a fertilizer terminal in Alberta improves Co-op’s ability to efficiently and effectively deliver crop nutrition products to local farmers in a timely matter, which is critical during the growing season,” says Healey.

The Grassy Lake facility was also built with a loop track that can accommodate up to 110 railcars.

Construction was announced in February 2019 and was completed in June 2020.

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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