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Lethbridge residents invited to give feedback on 3rd Avenue beautification

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Lethbridge residents are being invited to share thoughts when it comes to the beautification of a 1.6 km stretch along 3rd Avenue South.

The next round of community engagement will take place Thursday (Nov. 5) with online sessions.

The area being focused on is a corridor between Mayor Magrath Drive and Stafford. Project Manager, Chrystal Scheit says the goal of this is to design for both esthetics and the function of 3rd Avenue itself.

“We’re looking at way to improve safety and to make that more of a multi-modal corridor. As it sits now, it’s primarily for traffic use,” says Scheit.

Back in June, the project team hosted an online Drawing in Dialogue exercise with stakeholders. Those inspirations were shared with the public in June/July for additional feedback. Now that this information has been collected and compiled into more detailed plans, the public can again provide feedback via an online forum.

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This next phase of engagement will include a presentation along with a survey/forum where participants will be able to look at the different corridor options that have been created, based on the feedback gathered and the feasibility of implementation and maintenance.

The online session will take place between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm Thursday with more information here: Get Involved Lethbridge

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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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