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Minister Shandro keeps up heat on Ottawa over COVID-19 vaccine delays

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Alberta’s Health Minister is once again hammering away at the federal government over its handling of COVID-19 vaccines.

In a post on social media, Tyler Shandro says the UCP government is deeply concerned that Ottawa can no longer provide provinces with an estimate of Moderna deliveries for the end of February.

He says every day we get less & less certainty on how much vaccine Alberta is receiving and when.

The feds have been under increasing pressure to figure things out, after shipments have been delayed from both Moderna and Pfizer in Europe.

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Shandro’s stern post on Twitter Wednesday says Albertans need accurate info that they can count on stressing “this needs to change, and it needs to change now.”

The Prime Minister has said several times that regardless of the current delays, every Canadian who wants a COVID vaccine will get one by the end of September.

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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 News 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.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

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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