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Spring street sweeping program in Lethbridge starting April 12

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – You’ll soon be seeing street sweepers out and about.

The City of Lethbridge’s annual spring sweeping program gets going this year on April 12th

Thousands of pounds of sand, dirt and other debris are removed every year,  some of which is then cleaned and recycled to use in the following winter’s road sanding.

Temporary no parking signs will be posted the day before and vehicles must be moved off the street by 7:30 a.m. on sweeping day. In line with COVID-19 protocols, paper door hangers and windshield notices on vehicles will not be used and parking tickets won’t be issued either.

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City Transportation Manager, Darwin Juell says sweepers will work around vehicles, but they won’t  return to areas that aren’t properly cleaned.

“With a budget reduction we can’t come back a second time. That’s why it’s really important for people to move their cars off streets and avoid us not being able to come back to clean again,” stated Juell.

As part of Lethbridge City Council’s move to cut costs and spending less money, the street sweeping budget was slashed by 18% for this year, which $280,000 less money to work with.

Residents are also encouraged to sign up for street sweeping notices by email, text or automated phone call once that feature is available on the City of Lethbridge website.

Each spring, street sweeping crews clean thousands of tonnes of sand, dirt and other debris from approximately 550 kilometres of roads in 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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