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Mustard Seed pulls application for Lethbridge Ramada location

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LETHBRIDGE, AB. – The Mustard Seed will no longer be trying to rezone the Ramada Hotel along Mayor Magrath Drive South.

The Mustard Seed has pulled its application to rezone the Ramada Hotel along Mayor Magrath Drive South.

The non-profit Christian organization was hoping to set up a supportive living facility on that site, however they’ve been denied federal funding.

That also means the nearby Chinook Motel, which was part of the application, will no longer be considered for a sober shelter.

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Our radio station has been told the Mustard Seed is now looking at a different location for the shelter, listed at 110 – 13th Street South.

Some nearby businesses have received a notice regarding a rezoning application for that property which would include a sober shelter, drop-in centre, soup kitchen, and resource centre as its proposed uses.

You can read more about what the Mustard Seed had planned in a story we published on December 7, 2020. Mustard Seed Plans Expanding to 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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