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Strong voter turnout across four southern Alberta ridings

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No voter apathy in southern Alberta Monday night.

Turnout at the polls was very high right across the south. Voter turnout in Lethbridge was roughly 72%. That’s compared with and up from 67% during the 2015 election.

High voter turnout in neighbouring ridings as well. Foothills saw 74% of registered voters cast a ballot in this election.

Voter turnout in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner was 66% and in Bow River, the number came in at 69%.

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The Conservatives swept all of Alberta Monday, except for one riding in Edmonton. The provincial voter turnout in this federal election was 68% and across Canada as a whole it was roughly 66%.

As for the winning candidates in the south, Conservative Martin Shields in Bow River was re-elected with the third-highest vote percentage among elected candidates across all of Alberta with 84.1% support.

In Lethbridge, Rachael Harder garnered 65.6% of the vote, John Barlow in Foothills had 82.3%, and Glen Motz in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner was re-elected with 79.3% voter support.

You can see full unofficial results on the Elections Canada web site.


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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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