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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Shaping up to be not a bad summer for mosquitoes around Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – If things stay fairly dry from here on in, it should be a tame summer in Lethbridge when it comes to mosquitoes.

We haven’t seen much moisture here this spring and whatever rain has fallen has quickly disappeared.

Erin McIlwraith, the City’s Pest Management Foreman, says that’s good news for us, bad news for those pesky mosquitoes.

“There’s not a lot of standing water from them to complete their life cycle,” said McIlwraith. “If things continue to be dry like this I think we will have a really good summer in terms of mosquitoes.”

Lethbridge has a mosquito technician who takes care of any standing water with a chemical called larvicide to try and get ahead of potential issues.

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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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