Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Fire Advisory issued for Lethbridge County with continued dry conditions

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Lethbridge County has joined the growing list of municipalities in southern Alberta to issue fire advisories.

Warm, dry and windy conditions are forecast to continue for a while and that is increasing the wildfire risk across the region.

Although this is not a Fire Ban, Lethbridge County is asking citizens nonetheless to use extra caution when burning while the advisory is in effect.

Fires should be extinguished immediately should wind speeds exceed 15 km per hour.

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Fire Advisories are also continued for the MD of Pincher Creek and County of Forty Mile. There are Fire Restrictions in place in Vulcan County, Foothills County, and Cypress County.

A Fire Ban remains for the Lethbridge River Valley and the Piikani First Nation.

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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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