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Lethbridge Councillors green light south side group home for women

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Lethbridge City Council has approved a transitional housing facility in the Scenic Heights area on the south side.

On Monday (Sept. 16), Council voted 5-2 in favour of the 20 bed group home, which will be run by Streets Alive Mission.

Council had to change the zoning to allow for the facility to be on that property. Streets Alive plans to buy the property in order to establish a transitional housing facility for women.

The existing home on that land, at 1604 Scenic Heights South, would provide the supervised residency component of what would be a voluntary recovery-focused residential program.

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A number of people showed up to a public hearing at City Hall Monday, to speak both for and against the group home.

City Councillors Ryan Parker and Blaine Hyggen voted against the rezoning, while Councillor Jeff Carlson wasn’t at Council Monday and Councillor Joe Mauro didn’t take part in the vote due to a conflict-of-interest.

Streets Alive has also developed a Neighbourhood Communications Plan that is a requirement of the development permit for this type of use.

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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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