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COVID-19: Lethbridge closing all rec facilities, libraries

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The City of Lethbridge is taking steps to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Based on the changing situation with the COVID-19 virus, all Lethbridge recreation and culture facilities will be closed as of Monday (Mar. 16)

The City says these closures are in place until further notice as a precautionary measure and to best minimize the risk to our community. This decision is based on several factors including:

  • The Calgary and Edmonton Zones seeing the spread of COVID-19 through community transmission. Even though we do not have a confirmed case in Lethbridge at this time, we are taking these steps to be proactive in helping to prevent the spread.
  • Given the Government of Alberta’s decision to close K-12 schools, we want to support the intent of these closures and encourage everyone stay home rather than visiting arenas, pools and other facilities.

The following facilities will be closed on Monday and other closures may be forthcoming.

  • Fritz Sick, Stan Siwik & Nicholas Sheran Pools
  • The Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre
  • Yates Theatre
  • All arenas including ATB Centre
  • Galt Museum
  • Helen Schuler Nature Centre
  • Lethbridge Library (both Downtown and Crossings Branch)
  • Casa
  • Multicultural Centre
  • SAAG
  • ENMAX Centre

As indicated on the above list, a decision has now been made to shut down local libraries as well. Public Library officials says after consultation with City of Lethbridge officials, all branches of the Lethbridge Public Library – Main Branch, Crossings Branch, and Bookmobile – will be closed until further notice.

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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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