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Lethbridge Citizens Alliance condemns recent paintball attack on Supervised Consumption Site

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A group of local citizens, advocating for an environment free from unsafe drug activity, is condemning the recent paintball attack outside the local Supervised Consumption Site.

Lou Mate is President of the Lethbridge Citizens Alliance. He says the LCA believes in respectful discussion and advocacy in order to bring forward solutions to the local drug crisis.

He says the Citizens Alliance believes in the four pillar model which includes harm reduction, prevention, enforcement, and treatment however, the LCA disagrees with how the harm prevention part is currently being provided in Lethbridge.

Mate says the group does not condone any malicious acts, vandalism, or violence to make their viewpoints known.

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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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