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Lethbridge annual report for 2020 approved by City Council

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Last year was a year like no other and the City of Lethbridge had to make some pretty quick moves to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.

City Council has unanimously approved the city’s 2020 annual report.

The document outlines money needed to operate and grow the city as well as the taxes and grant money collected to pay for things.

“Despite the challenges in 2020, our City and our community have shown great resiliency through the pandemic,” says Councillor Rob Miyashiro, who is also chair of the Audit Committee.

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Many city departments, including parks and transit, had to make significant changes last year.

Two major highlights in 2020 were the announcements of $11 million in provincial funding for pavement rehabilitation and lighting upgrades at the Lethbridge Airport and $900,000 for a Festival Square Market Plaza.

The full 110 page report can be viewed in full on the City of Lethbridge website.

(With files from City of 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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