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Lethbridge County Reeve encouraging vaccinations as mask bylaw is lifted

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LETHBRIDGE COUNTY, AB – Like the City of Lethbridge and Town of Taber, Lethbridge County has said good-bye to mask wearing.

County Council has repealed its face-covering bylaw which was in place last December.

Even though mask wearing within the County is your choice, people and businesses are being asked to do still their part to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Reeve Lorne Hickey, meanwhile is asking everyone to continue to get vaccinated.

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As of today, only 45% of eligible County residents have at least one dose and Hickey says that vaccination rate is much lower than other areas like the City of Lethbridge.

He’s encouraging all County residents to get a vaccine as soon as possible.

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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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