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Village of Stirling launches municipally-controlled utility corporation

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There is another utility option for people across southern Alberta and it’s based in Stirling

The village has launched a municipally-controlled corporation, known as Ridge Utilities Ltd, to market electricity, natural gas, internet, and green power options.

Stirling Mayor Trevor Lewington says Village Council wanted to explore innovative ways to support the community’s long-term financial sustainability and at the same time give local consumers another option.

“It benefits the Village as a shareholder with proceeds we can invest into community projects, but it also benefits residents and businesses across all of southern Alberta who can access new rate programs, bundles and packages for their electricity, natural gas, and internet,” says Lewington.

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Lewington says this will also help Stirling create a new revenue stream beyond property taxes and user fees.

“Ridge Utilities will complement existing private sector energy marketing offerings in the market and give community minded consumers another option,” notes Scott Donselaar, Stirling’s CAO who will also act as General Manager of Ridge Utilities. “Our unique ability to bundle both internet and utilities in some communities will provide another way for consumers to get the most out of their utility bill.”

People wanting to explore the new option, can go to the Ridge Utilities website.

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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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