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Medicine Line vaccine clinic back on at Carway border crossing June 8-9

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – That COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Carway Border crossing will soon be back on, two weeks after Canadian and American officials pulled the plug on it.

There was a lot of public outcry after the clinic was shut down.

The Medicine Line vaccine clinic has been run by Montana’s Blackfeet Nation in Browning, which has very close ties to southern Alberta’s Blood Tribe.

The clinic closed up shop after Canadian officials had maintained there would be no quarantine exemptions for those who crossed the border for a vaccine and U.S. authorities said it wasn’t allowed under current travel restrictions.

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Both have had a change of heart.

A note posted on the Blackfoot Confederacy website (copied below) says if you want a first or second dose of either Pfizer or Moderna on either June 8th or 9th bring your passport or status card to the Carway crossing and a letter will be provided to you, waving the 14 day isolation period.

The clinic will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on both days.

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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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