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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Community feedback needed on Lethbridge’s river valley

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The City wants to know what’s important to people when it comes to both river valley use and preservation.

The river valley area consists of more than 1,700 hectares of land and provides people with a variety of opportunities like biking, running, walking, photography, and much more.

Starting next week, postcards will be sent to Lethbridge homes with information on how each household can share ideas and thoughts.

City Parks Planning Manager, Chris Witkowski, says what they’re trying to do is find out from the general public how are they using the river valley, what are some concerns they have over the use and growth of it, and what are some thoughts they have about how the City can manage the river valley a little better in the future.

The information collected with help develop a report which will come to City Council early next year.

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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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