Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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Warm, dry weather results in fire bans, advisories across southern Alberta

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Tis’ the season.

Fire advisories, restrictions, and bans are popping up across this part of the province as temperatures warm up and things dry out.

This week fire advisories were issued in Vulcan County, the MD of Pincher Creek and County of Forty Mile.

Officials say warm and windy spring weather has resulted in dry grass and stubble, noting with gusty wind any fire that does start can spread very quickly with the current conditions.

Meanwhile, a fire restriction is now is place for all of Foothills County and a fire ban has been issued for the Piikani First Nation.

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A fire ban also remains in effect for the Lethbridge River Valley which has been in place for a few weeks now.

You can see updated fire ban information on the Alberta Fire Bans website.

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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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