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  • Midwest Minute- Dec 19/18- “Angels Amongst Us”

    Angels Amongst Us She was dying. It was just before Christmas and I was on a tour of the care facility in my capacity as the health region’s Chief Executive Officer. The nurse in charge of the unit told me in the hallway the elderly woman in the next room did not have many days …

  • Midwest Minute- Dec 12/18- “Five Questions We Get Asked All the Time”

    Five Questions We Get Asked All the Time I arrived at the office last Friday morning after two days of meetings in Saskatoon and was greeted with a large 15 Year Plaque sitting on my desk courtesy of our western Canadian regional office. Man, time flies! I still remember how nervous I was walking into …

  • Midwest Minute- Dec 5/18- “Dirty Tricks”

    Dirty Tricks Our region has seen an uptick in rural crimes of opportunity and other unscrupulous activity as the economy continues to be under pressure. People lose their jobs then turn to drugs in an attempt to block out reality or they simply get desperate to find the means to buy groceries and pay for …

  • Midwest Minute- Nov 28/18- “All in the Family”

    All in the Family This was the name of a television show back in the 70s’ featuring the tensions between two generations of adults living under one roof in a large city. On a weekly basis it demonstrated how tension could build from the difference in personal values of each age group and how they …

  • Midwest Minute- Nov 14/18- “When Your Life is at an Intersection”

    When Your Life is at an Intersection When I think about it now, I either was very confident or terribly naive when making decisions as a young adult on what to do for a living. I changed careers numerous times after high school starting out as an accounting clerk for a local chartered accountant while …


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