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LPS called to keep the peace at off-reserve Blood Tribe polling location

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Lethbridge Police were called out Thursday night (Nov. 26) to an off-reserve Blood Tribe election polling station.

Voting was taking place at Exhibition Park, however a security firm was concerned things were starting to get a little too aggressive after a group of people became upset after not being able to cast ballots.

When Lethbridge Police arrived just after 8:00 pm, they found several people gathered outside the entrance to the polling station.

Many were upset they had been waiting a long time to vote, but were told by security that the polls were closed and they had to leave.

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Polling stations on the Blood Reserve as well as one in Lethbridge and Calgary were supposed to close at 7:00 pm Thursday, however election workers extended that an extra hour.

An LPS officer read out a bylaw to the group stating the voting hours. After that the crowd began to leave without any issues.

Members of the Blood Tribe were voting for a new Chief and Council.

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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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