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Feedback wanted in online City of Lethbridge COVID-19 survey

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, the City of Lethbridge has put out a call for community feedback on the COVID-19 pandemic.

A survey is now up on the city’s website until May 14th and is an opportunity for you to share feedback about health, safety, social relationships, access to basic needs and more.

Luke Palmer, the City’s Emergency Preparedness Manager, says this year’s theme of Emergency Preparedness Week is: Be Ready For Anything.

“Much of the mindset of the community is likely on the pandemic, but we really want to make sure that people are, especially going into the summer months, are thinking about the other hazards that are present in our community,” says Palmer.

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Those include things like wildfires and floods.

Palmer says preparing is tough, but you can take some small steps by building a 72 hour emergency kit and having a household emergency action plan.

This online survey also includes questions about City of Lethbridge services and information needs during this COVID-19 event.

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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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