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Brooks & Medicine Hat rank in top 25 Best Places in Canada to Live in 2021

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – A pair of sourthern Alberta cities have made Maclean’s list of the Best Communities in Which to Live and Work Remotely in 2021.

The magazine uses things like population, housing prices, property taxes, crime rates, amenities, and even weather when it comes to compiling these rankings.

The City of Brooks actually ranked in the top 10, coming in at number 9.

Medicine Hat was listed at 21.

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You can read the full rankings report here: Canada’s Best Communities 2021

Maclean’s ranks a total of 415 communities across the country in this annual survey. This year though, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, working remotely was factored in. The publication says these revamped rankings assume remote work is here to stay in some form and asked where people should move to if they’re not tied to an office and a commute.

The City of Lethbridge was listed at 133 and Lethbridge County ranked at 234. Those are significant improvements from the 2019 rankings.

The highest listed Alberta city in which to live and work this year is Edmonton at number 5.

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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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