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Lethbridge County asking residents to be “vigilant” with COVID-19 case spike

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Lethbridge County is reminding people to stay vigilant as cases of COVID-19 rise in this area.

The County is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases over the past week and as we head into this Thanksgiving Day long weekend, residents are being asked to do what they can to slow the spread.

People are encouraged to keep gatherings as small as possible, don’t go to a gathering if you don’t feel good, eat outdoors if possible, and do not share serving spoons or dishes.

County Reeve Lorne Hickey says we must continue doing everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to consider your loved one’s health when planning meals and gatherings.

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“Our holiday celebrations may look a bit different this year, but please consider your loved ones health when planning meals and gatherings.  COVID-19 is still with us and we all have a responsibility to keep each other safe,” stated Hickey on Friday.

Lethbridge County is also now strongly recommending the use of masks in public spaces, especially where there are larger groups of people.

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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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