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Thursday, July 29, 2021
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NDP calling on province to fund planned west Lethbridge care home

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The provincial NDP’s Health Critic wants the government to commit to funding a planned assisted living facility in west Lethbridge.

The former government pledged $10 million for the project. A total of $3 million of that had already been sent to Covenant Health.

David Shepherd, who spent a couple of days in Lethbridge this week says given the UCP government’s decision to hold off on a supportive housing facility for people dealing with drug issues here, he’s concerned Jason Kenney’s government is going to pull the plug on this as well.

“There has been too much uncertainty around vital public services in Lethbridge. Seniors and their families in Southern Alberta deserve an update from the Health Minister, and a commitment that the facility will be funded by the new government,” says Shepherd.

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Shepherd says he’d like to see assurances this much-needed Lethbridge facility will be built.

The 100 unit facility is planned for the Garry Station area on the west side.

Lethbridge West MLA Shannon Phillips wasn’t holding back either when talking about the facility. ” My constituents deserve better than an uncaring, arrogant, attitude toward our city.” Phillips says Lethbridge has been left out of crucial investments in just four short months (since the UCP took over). “The Kenney government has created considerable uncertainty for our city’s important infrastructure and services.”

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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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