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Extensive modernization set for historic Lethbridge Post Office building

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Lethbridge is about to see an extensive modernization to the downtown post office building.

Sumus Property Group will be will be renovating the 117 year old building to the tune of $12 million making it the largest single-private investment in downtown Lethbridge in nearly 20 years.

Sumus managing director, Kendal Hachkowski, says this project, known as Post, is to create a vibrant new hub in the city’s downtown.

He says “there hasn’t traditionally been an opportunity for businesses of varying sizes to purchase and own space in downtown. We’re going to bring that option to them with 700-7,000 square foot options.”

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The goal is to have work done within a span of 2 to 5 years, however Hachkowski says they’re in no rush, adding it’s about getting this project right.

The City of Lethbridge says it’s committed to supporting the redevelopment through improvements to the public space surrounding the building, including the addition of a new cycling lane on 7th street and a public art feature.

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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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