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Link Pathway, between Lethbridge & Coaldale, set to start soon

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Work will likely be getting underway soon on a 15 kilometre bicycle pathway connecting Lethbridge to Coaldale.

The Link Pathway, as it’s called, has been a project four years in the making.

Project Chair Henry Doeve says once finished, this path will link up Henderson Lake Park in Lethbridge with the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale. “Along the way we’re going through farmland, around irrigation canals, we’re in behind the research centre. We’re anticipating story boards and interpretive spots where people can understand how agriculture fits into this region and to show how it adds that value”.

Doeve says they’ve now come to agreements with landowners along the route, meaning The Link Pathway is one step closer to actually happening.

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The cost of this new trail is being paid for through a number of avenues. Doeve calls this a legacy project with money coming from Lethbridge County, a grant from Alberta Transportation for Jail Road crossing, and the rest of the cash coming from fundraising.

Phase one construction could start soon and be wrapped up by the end of summer.

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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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