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Low Rent: Lethbridge continues as one of the cheapest for rent in Canada

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Lethbridge continues to have some of the lowest rent prices for cities in Canada.

The November National Rent Report from Rentals.ca, shows Lethbridge finished 34th out of 36 cities for average monthly rent for a one-bedroom home at $917.

Lethbridge also ranked as having the lowest overall average rent for a two-bedroom place at just over a thousand dollars a month.

Rentals.ca says average rent for all property types in Lethbridge is flat year over year, averaging out at a $1,003 a month across the board.

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Calgary finished 23rd of 36 cities for average monthly rent for a one-bedroom home at $1,190 and 25th for average monthly rent for a two-bedroom at $1,411.

On the flip side, as one might have expected, Toronto and Vancouver have the highest home rental costs in the country.

Toronto’s average monthly rent edged up slightly to $2,320 to remain the priciest city for renters for a one-bedroom home, while Vancouver had the highest rents for a two-bedroom at $2,949.

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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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