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Intense heatwave smashing long-standing records across Lethbridge region

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Heat records continue to be smashed all across southern Alberta during this historic heatwave.

Several communities across the south set new daytime highs yesterday for June 29th, beating old records which, in some cases, had had been locked in for years.

Lethbridge set a record again, this time at 36.4°C. That beat the previous record of 34.0°C set back in 1984.

Other places with new records on Tuesday include Taber, Bow Island, Pincher Creek, Waterton, Claresholm, Cardston, Milk River, and Calgary.

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And the forecast is showing Thursday and Friday will be the hottest days yet.

As hot as it is, this is nothing compared to our neighbours to the west. Lytton, BC once again set a new Canadian record on Tuesday with a mind-blowing 49.6°C!

June 29, 2021 Records For Southern Alberta

Lethbridge Area 
New record of 36.4 
Old record of 34.0 set in 1984

Bow Island Area 
New record of 36.0 
Old record of 32.2 set in 2008 

Calgary Area 
New record of 36.3 
Old record of 34.4 set in 1896 

Cardston Area 
New record of 35.0 
Old record of 34.4 set in 1937

Claresholm Area 
New record of 35.7 
Old record of 33.5 set in 2008 

Milk River Area 
New record of 34.7 
Old record of 33.6 set in 2015 

Taber Area 
New record of 36.3 
Old record of 33.7 set in 2008

Waterton Park Area 
New record of 33.4 
Old record of 30.7 set in 2008
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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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