Matters, events, news and more in Daniel F. Dickinson’s local area

Coldest Night of the Year 2023: Midland

I’ll be volunteering at ‘Coldest Night of the Year’ in Midland on February 25, 2023 because the unhoused need our help. Please, join the walk and fundraise, volunteer, and/or donate.

Hope yet, and a note on titles

Good news from my perspective for getting back into my career, and a note on titles for letters to the editor (SPOILER: It’s the editor’s choice)

Midland 2022 election question (updated)

This election cycle I asked the candidates for the Town of Midland council one question (albeit a complex multi-part one) about helping those with disabilities achieve employment.

40th anniversary

No not mine. Gateway Centre for Learning in Midland has been ‘putting the unity in community’ for an amazing 40 years.

Municipal Meanderings

In a recent letter to editor of MidlandToday.ca I wrote that “We need to give municipalities the legal and financial tools to be able to ensure the safety, well-being and success of all residents”. I now add that we also need to make sure councils are not dysfunctional.

Kudos to Council for Budget 2022 Efforts

Council makes mistakes, as do any humans, but they care and went through a great deal of stress and anguish to give Midland the best budget they could.

PSA: Midland 2022 Budget Survey

It is budget time for the Town of Midland, and they have a survey for resident and business owner priorities

A Glass Half Empty

The MakerPlace virtual meetings were on a different track than expected for Makerspace, but my reaction was a reflection of a generally negative state of mind.