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Mandatory masking back in effect in British Columbia

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VICTORIA, BC – If you have plans to go to B.C., make sure you keep your masks handy.

British Columbia is once again mandating face-coverings province-wide to stem a 4th wave of COVID-19.

That means anyone in B.C. who is 12 and older will have to wear a mask again in all indoor spaces as of Wednesday, August 25.

B.C. is also mandating masks in all schools in that province from Grades 4 and up when classes resume next week.

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People in British Columbia will also need a “vaccine card” which is proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to attend things like ticketed sporting events, going to restaurants and pubs, movies, clubs, and even fitness classes and weddings. Those cards will be available September 13.

In contrast to all that, here in Alberta we have virtually no health restrictions and haven’t since July 1st when the government’s “Open For Summer” plan kicked in. Mask-wearing protocols in Alberta schools are in the hands of each individual district to start the new schol year off. The only mandated requirement in Alberta is wearing a mask while on schools buses and in all AHS facilities.

Alberta has seen a surge in COVID Delta variant cases with now more than 7,700 active cases across Alberta as of Monday.

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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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