Interview with a Warden-PartOne-vvp7

Welcome Darren Reeves, Warden for over 25 years…in corrections and policing, he is a very deep thinker and takes his position in society serving the public with humble and respectful thoughts, he’s careful and methodical about his occupation and his opinions  are constantly regarded for others at any level including inmates and colleagues. Treating people right regardless of what they’ve done, he has a very foot forward position to process. Make effective changes in someone else life, we are all human. This episode was recorded in Dalmeny Saskatchewan in my dad’s dining room setting, as you can hear there’s family mulling about in the background…, enjoy the episode!

  • Level of security.
  • Step by Step Processing
  • 7 Different facilities
  • Women Correctional Institutes
  • Process’s
  • Worst Situation, Best memory?
  • How did you meet Janice…

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Music for this show is provided through Garage Band and Darrin’s love for Jazz influenced our pic today:

  • Jazzy Downtemp!

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Part One

Coming up on the next episode an interview with an Expat, Michael Swain..born right here in Calgary at the General Hospital, his experience with Stampede, later in life achieving his Masters in Business Administration then moving across the world in search of life experiences landed him a Professor position with a commerce school in Doha Dubai.

Interview: Broadcasting for Corrections-vvp6

Welcome Janice Wilby (Reeves) to the show…she came from good humble beginnings surviving a 5 car pile up as a teenager, moving into a small aboriginal town starting highschool with her mom and younger sister, having a baby at a young age, going back to school and ending up as a communications consultant in Policing and Corrections where she loves to push continuous improvement everyday…she’s also met her fiancé in jail…enjoy the eipsode.

  • Where/When did we meet? Meadow Lake Saskatchewan
  • 1992 accident, September 3
  • 1993 moved to meadow lake at 15 years old
  • Our Parents
  • Favourite memory about living in Meadow Lake with our blended family…and a pig named Stella
  • Having a daughter at a young age
  • Super proud of you
  • Tell me about how your career has evolved
  • How did you and Darrin meet….

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music for this show is provided through Garage Band and due to Janice’s love for the blues…we’ve chosen

  • Funky Electric Guitar 03

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by Janice Wilby

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Coming up on the next episode an interview with veteran warden for over 20 years….have you been  in jail or spent time in corrections, if you have or know someone who has send me a note at Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca with your story as I’d love to hear it!

 

 

Intruder in Mount Pleasant…..vvp5

 

Listen to Episode Live here…

  • A personal story about an intruder
  • Arlo Surveillance System Review

My husband left for work the other morning and left the garage door opened for 5 mins.

We live in the community of Mount Pleasant in Calgary’s north west part of the city. This community has been around since…. it’s main homes are from the 1950’s. Currently there’s many homes from the 50’s that are being knocked down and companies are building large infills-duplex or semi detached style. Just around our house there’s probably 4 or more directly around our street. Most of the workers on these site appear to be foreigners and immigrants.
– description of intruder this guy was approx 180 pounds about 5’10” or so sandy blond hair. Wearing a red safety construction vest and looked to be work boots.
– how he was positioned in my carr
– pepper spray
– story of Tom Dunn
– what he stole – description and type of bike

birth certificate story

gift cards and amounts

as well as breaking my signal light switch for my brights
– Londons description of the silver truck
– where else the robber other locations
– fire showing up
– what ward I live in
– number for 911
– construction in the neighbourhood
– dogs next door
– review the serveilance system Arlo this system comes complete with x4 camera as well as several mounting devices that are magnetic with an additional option of screwing it into position so the thief cannot steel the camera.

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music for this show is provided through Garage Band

  • Isabela topper
  • Seventie’s Conga

Including the sound effects:

  • Dialing Echo
  • Timecode Topper
  • Police Car Siren

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Coming up on the next episode,an interview with my Step -Sister Janice…communications consultant for media and corrections…

Bowling Anyone? Alarm Clock – Beer Tidbit-vvp4

  •  a new podcast review
  •  beer tidbit
  •  Sunday’s at National
  • alarm clock for a 6 year old

We’ve been steeling away lately -now that our daughter is 6 and can be dropped off at a left at a birthday party – and heading to The National for a couple hours of adult time  it’s been fabulous

– We start with x6, 3 each oysters east coast is our favourite  served on a bed of crushed ice, with freshly grated horseradish and 3 sauces to spoon on with a tiny spoon that likely holds several drops- you sprinkle on either the tomatoe based, sweet one OR the zingy vinegar pickle one OR the sweet sauce  all are clear sauces and you have to put all three on with a topping of fresh ginger  so yummy

Next:

– seafood chowder made with House smoked cod, crab and lobster pieces mussels and scallops as well as veggies in a rich broth   Let me see i can describe this soup! It’s rich and luxurious I’m not one to choose clam chowder like ever then my hubby said we should try it – worth the risk

– next we order tater tots with a spicy may on the side – that’s basically it

Add enjoy a tasty pint of raspberry beer on the side…

all good and worth the stop

last weekend we happened to be downtown walking and snapping photos when we decided we needed this lunch – even tho we were with London – yep now she knows our secret

and after we ate this amazing combination the waitress asked if we were going to bowl  we knew there was a bowling alley in the basement of this National location but didn’t know it was free on Sundays with a meal…

We played and enjoyed for an hour or so what a nice way to end the day  here’s some of my walking pics!

My podcast review this week is…

  • Under the Influence gives you a rare backstage pass into the hallways, boardrooms and recording studios of the ad  industry. Terry O’Reilly has a great voice, convincing plot lines and I always want more episodes. He has first hand experience, produces his podcast out of an airstream mobile studio.

alarm….

well it’s official our 6 year old is waking up by alarm clock and she likes it and its working  so…we have an old iPhone with no SIM card – works off wifi  anyway w showed her how to charge – it set the time and pick her alarm sound  then voila she’s in like Flynn  3 days in a row  worked!!

beer tidbit!!

Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music for this show is provided through Garage Band

Isabela Topper

80 Mirage Topper

Jazzy Downtempo

Carla Lyric

Ping Pong Topper

including the sound effects of the bowling strike, alarm clock as well as the rooster call,

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for listening.

 

 

Haunted Dean House – Food Fav’s – Work Safety-vvp3

– Calgary Urban legend

– Calgary Food Spot Favourites

-Work and Safety

Urband Legend: Deane House

Quoted from Avenue Magazine:

A lot of myths centre around the Deane House, which sits on the other side of the Inglewood bridge from Fort Calgary. The house was built in 1906 but only moved to its present location in 1926. Allegedly, suicides, murders and other accidental deaths have occurred in this home throughout the years, although only two deaths can be confirmed.

CAPI investigators have accumulated proof that the building is “most definitely haunted.” Photographs taken in the hopes of documenting evidence are often blurry and inconclusive, and charge on fully charged recorders will drain upon entering the attic. Paranormal researchers refer to this as “a vortex” or an electromagnetic disturbance.

According to those who frequent the house, a disconnected telephone will often ring followed by the smell of cigar smoke. Perhaps even more enigmatic is the bloodstain in the attic that frequently changes in size and colour. The bloodstain sits just outside of a closet, which will not remain locked despite the efforts of staff. Staff are quoted as saying they’ve tried to lock the closet only to return and find the door open and the lock lying on the floor. Any objects left in the closet will be found outside of the closet, a few metres away, with the doors open.

We were married in the Deane House September 8, 2001 yes 3 days before the awful 911 event of our lives. There was discussions around the Deane House being haunted while we were having our reception at this location – kind of added to the mystery of this historic site.  I remember being in the giant bathrooms in the upper floors and feeling like we were being watched – cold and chilly.

Calgary Food Spots to Try…

a couple of our favourite food spots to try are:

4th spot restaurant and bar, located on 4 street around 24th avenue NW.

  • it’s quaint, shows the mixed demographic that lives in this area, tonnes of families, there’s a bar upstairs – some-people use it for great meeting places and the food is amazing. We once held a birthday party in their small private room – just a perfect setting. They have an old fashion buffet that’s full of toys for kids…one time with London and I were there she pulled out an etch-a-sketch and asked me what that was…modern day iPad sweetie. LOL Their menu is comfort food, pizza’s pastas and good burgers plus they have daily specials like beer and a burger, Wednesday wing night. They also have fun names for their food like Pop-eys’ mistress is an awesome vegetarian pizza or Olive Oil another vegetation option that has truffle oil and they are both yummy – great fries also.
  • the second place I’d like to review is the Carriage House Inn, it’s off Macleod Trail SE and 90 Avenue. This Hotel and Banquet facility has the best brunch in Calgary (in my opinion) plus I worked there for many years when I first moved here. The Carriage house always holds a special place in my heart, it reminded me of the days when I would work banquets with my dad and growing up in the restaurant industry and hospitality. Anyway the food is the best for brunch, a bit pricey but worth the money.  A great variety of meet, seafood and vegetarian dishes plus they pan fry huge shrimps in butter and garlic and it wafts in the air as you’re filling your plates. they also typically have an amazing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit – totally worth the stop.
  • 50 years this year – coffee deals
    • The lady that ran the bakery in the hotel, Netty made the best buns – and I even worked with her to make batches of perogy’s – she ran a Kosher bakery out of this facility which made it a very sought after spot.

Safety Basics Course

In a previous episode I discussed the challenges of implementing Health and Safety within my company due to the changes in legislation as of June 2018 and gaining buy in from Ownership group as well as workers. I’ve recently taken a safety basics course through the MHSA – manufacturers health and safety assoc. This course proved to be fruitful in expanding my knowledge of what I will need to prioritize to transition our way of thinking and implementation of a safety program. some of the key items we discussed were COR certification, Safety program, regular maintenance of vehicles and tools, regular inspections in our shop/vehicles and work sites, toolbox meetings, safety committees. What do you do in your safety program, send me an email to Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca as I would  really appreciate any of your feedback, tips and tricks to help me implement this within my company.