Tag Archives: Stefanie Rengel

Tougher crime legislation (Bill C-10)

As police officers, we are trained in many things related to crime and punishment, but what we don’t know much about is what happens after a conviction. I have had quite the education, of late, on our parole system, victim … Continue reading

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The Power of Now

Today is one of the hardest days of the year for us.  We wake up with a weight on our chests that regardless of what we do, just won’t budge. I’m no neuroscientist but here is my analogy of how … Continue reading

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Another New Year’s..uggggg

Father Time is a slippery fellow.  It seems that no matter what, we’re either wishing time would speed up or slow down and what we get is the exact opposite.  It brings hope and dread, anxiety and joy and it … Continue reading

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The Magic of Christmas

There are so many things I could write about today especially considering recent events, but now is not the right time. Today is a day to muster up the strength for tomorrow and then more so for the New Year. … Continue reading

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A beautiful gift.

Earlier this week we found out that we may be returning to court tentatively on December 22nd.   Melissa Todorovic is applying to stay in the youth facility rather than going to an adult facility when she turns 20 next month. … Continue reading

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Can you forgive?

Tis the season, right? To forgive, or to at least revisit that place we find so hard to go.  We all have people or things in our lives that could use a little forgiveness; people we feel have wronged us, … Continue reading

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The power of the mind.

I had the distinct honour of participating in a teleconference with Dr. Bernie Siegel (www.berniesiegelmd.com) last night and was both impressed and inspired with his work.  A surgeon with 30 years experience and numerous books, including “Faith Hope and Healing” … Continue reading

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When Christmas isn’t joyful.

A week or so ago I was running some errands, the final stop, to buy some wine for an upcoming dinner party.  In happy contemplation of a lovely evening to come, I was lost in pleasant thoughts trying to decide … Continue reading

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The Best Defence Against Bullying

In the Globe and Mail yesterday there was an article “The Best Defence Against Bullying”, just one of many lately in the papers.  It was a bit different, with the focus on the bystanders rather than the victim or the … Continue reading

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Defence tactics.

For those of you not aware of a case currently in the courts in Kingston, Ontario Canada, 3 people – husband, son and second wife – are on trial for the “honour killings” of the husband’s first wife and the … Continue reading

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