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Lethbridge City Council renews support for Highway 3 twinning

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Lethbridge renewing it’s membership in the Highway 3 Twinning Development Association.

The organization consists of Mayors, County Reeves, and economic development groups from up and down the Highway 3 corridor. They’ve been pushing for several years to see the highway double-laned from the Crowsnest Pass through to Medicine Hat.

Peter Casurella with the South Grow Regional Initiative says he hopes the new UCP government sees the benefits to twinning Highway 3. “We’re in a tight fiscal situation in the province right now, we completely understand that. Eventually, the provincial government will be investing into infrastructure projects. Maybe not this year or next, but eventually they will. It’s our goal (SouthGrow) along with the Association, to make sure when they (province) do, Highway 3 is at the top of the list.”

Casurella tells the economic case for twinning Highway 3 has never been stronger than it is now. He says we need these types of trade corridors. Casurella notes without Highway 3 twinned, southern Alberta is going to get passed over by large processing facilities in the future looking for ideal locations to move to.

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Twinning Highway 3 is not only needed for economic reasons, but also to increase safety on the heavily-used southern Alberta highway.

On Monday (July 8 ), City Council unanimously approved $7,500 to continue its ongoing membership in the Highway 3 Twinning Development Association.

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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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