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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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Source of natural gas smell sourced to old pipeline valve east of Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Did you happen to smell natural gas around the city Monday?

The Lethbridge Public Communications Centre received several calls regarding the smell of gas.

The source and location of the smell has been been tracked to a pipeline valve that had been dropped off for recycling, east of the city along Range Road 212.

This valve contained the chemical mercaptan, which is added to natural gas to give it that pungent odour for detection.

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ATCO was able to neutralize the chemical and valve component and that smell should subside over time.

All sites surrounding the city have since been inspected with no further 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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