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Kananaskis Pass generates over $10 million for province since June 1st

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EDMONTON, AB – It sounds like the province’s idea to charge people for visiting Kananaskis Country has brought in a pile of money.

The Kananaskis Conservation Pass as it’s called, was brought in five months ago and since then over 253,000 passes have been issued, generating more than $10 million in provincial revenue.

Parks Minister Jason Nixon says every single dime collected from this pass goes to enhancing conservation, public safety, services, and facilities throughout K-Country. This revenue has also resulted in the province hiring 20 additional conservation officers.

Personal vehicle day passes for Kananaskis are $15 dollars. Yearly passes are $90.

The Opposition New Democrats though are criticizing what they call “a fee on nature.” The NDP’s Parks Critic, Marlin Schmidt says this is hypocritical of the government for charging a money to visit Kananaskis after spending millions on an energy war room and giving billions of dollars away in corporate handouts.

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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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