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

Catching my breath, editing, and improving

I have finally caught my breath after almost burning out as I took on too much when returning to work, and ramping up on cross-skilling (training).

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.

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.