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Incoming Lethbridge Mayor asks new Council to make decisions based on merit, not “partisan politics”

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge’s mayor-elect is trying to foster a culture of togetherness even before he officially takes office.

Blaine Hyggen has made his first public comments since being elected earlier this week.

In a Facebook video, he thanked residents for putting their trust in him at the ballot box and also made it clear this new City Council needs to work together.

He’s asking Councillors to start with a clean slate and strive to do the utmost for the residents they serve.

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Hyggen wants this incoming City Council to approach decisions based on their merits and the wishes of citizens as opposed to “partisan politics“. “These divisions have no place at City Hall,” stated Hyggen in the video.

Hyggen and the rest of the new City Council will be officially sworn in on Monday, October 26 at 1:300 pm.

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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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