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City of Lethbridge facilities to close on Sunday amid new COVID restrictions

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – The City of Lethbridge is preparing for the new COVID-19 restrictions which come into play across Alberta on Sunday.

Many facilities will close up until at least January 12th. Those include places like arenas, swimming pools, the nature centre, CASA, Galt Museum, libraries and more.

Local retail outlets will see their capacity reduced and restaurants and bars will close and only be allowed take-out curbside pick-up or delivery.

Mayor Chris Spearman says this is no question tough for many.

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He says “many businesses rely on this time of year for their livelihood so I encourage all Lethbridge residents to find ways to support local businesses.”

Spearman also saying Wednesday it’s important to remember to stay positive with mental and physical health despite the situation.

The City’s Acting Director of Community Service, Greg Adair, also says it’s important to take the time to understand the new restrictions and do our part to keep each other safe.

He says “we understand this is frustrating times, this is difficult times but we ask that we all take care of each other. Christmas season is around the corner. It is a time of gatherings. We ask that you restrict those and follow the provincial guidelines on that.”

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City Hall remains open to the public at this time however that’s being reviewed.

Lethbridge Transit will continue to operate on its current schedule and all riders must wear face coverings.

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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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