Sandy Macdougall

We have witnessed the loss of small community halls

Sidewinder: No longer the home we once knew

I think it’s an important distinction that we called it home, not just a place where we lived.

We have witnessed the loss of small community halls
Sandy Macdougall

Sidewinder: Who’s left to invade NDP hearts?

Candidates have until July 3 to file their nomination papers for the vote, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 18.

Sandy Macdougall
The plan to upgrade 232nd Street to urban standards has been in the city’s long range capital plans for several years.

Sidewinder: A golden road to Silver Valley

The plan to upgrade 232nd Street to urban standards has been in the city’s long range capital plans for several years.

The plan to upgrade 232nd Street to urban standards has been in the city’s long range capital plans for several years.
Sandy Macdougall

Sidewinder: Trying to drive Maple Ridge shoppers away

The last thing that long suffering downtown businesses need is more city hall intervention in parking issues.

Sandy Macdougall
Sandy Macdougall

Sidewinder: The line where poverty begins in Maple Ridge

Our minimum wages don’t sound like living wages to me. They sounds like minuscule wages, not enough for survival.

Sandy Macdougall
Sandy Macdougall

Sidewinder: Just like Sodom and Gomorrah

More than 600 deaths in this province are attributable to overdoses of illicit drugs

Sandy Macdougall
Sandy Macdougall.

Sidewinder: Commitment of a community

What is now important is for more of us to realize that we can play a role in dealing with fentanyl and other deadly drugs.

Sandy Macdougall.
Opponents of the current application to exclude the former Pelton farmlands from the agricultural land reserve seem to ignore an offer by the Aquilini group.

Sidewinder: Jobs, taxes over carrots, cabbage

In the case of the Pelton farmlands, the simple truth lies in the economics of agriculture versus industry.

Opponents of the current application to exclude the former Pelton farmlands from the agricultural land reserve seem to ignore an offer by the Aquilini group.
Sandy McDougall.

Column: A sad, sorry, never ending story

I have become almost totally inured to the near epidemic number of overdose deaths of drug users in our community.

Sandy McDougall.
Sandy Macdougall.

Sidewinder: Greater consideration for others

While mayor claims city has had success locating homeless people into market rentals, few, if any, have left the neighbourhood.

Sandy Macdougall.
Sandy Macdougall.

Sidewinder: What is affordable these days?

One of the worst things about current preoccupation with middle class housing issues is almost certain market correction that will follow.

Sandy Macdougall.
Liberals Doug Bing (Left) and Marc Dalton swept the local ridings in the last provincial election.

Sidewinder: Put Pokemon at polling stations

Much like the 2013 election, the polls show Clark’s support might be lagging, but that doesn’t mean too much.

Liberals Doug Bing (Left) and Marc Dalton swept the local ridings in the last provincial election.
Sandy Gilmore of Maple Ridge relaxes after getting a campsite in Golden Ears park recently.

Sidewinder: Further develop campgrounds

With 340 campgrounds and a total of more than 11,000 campsites in this province, you’d think there would be no problem finding a nice spot.

Sandy Gilmore of Maple Ridge relaxes after getting a campsite in Golden Ears park recently.
You might be saving my life

You might be saving my life

I have come to the conclusion that there is no longer a safe, leisurely way to get around our streets.

You might be saving my life
New generation of hopeless souls

New generation of hopeless souls

I thought I had put all this mental stress to bed many years ago, but somehow the pain lingers on.

New generation of hopeless souls
Getting rid of backroom boys

Getting rid of backroom boys

Kevin O’Leary, Canada’s answer to Donald Trump, has also indicated a strong interest in the Conservative leadership.

Getting rid of backroom boys
Twin devils of confusion, inaction

Twin devils of confusion, inaction

It’s interesting to consider the mayor’s version of the timeline involved in developing a purpose-built supportive housing project

Twin devils of confusion, inaction
Sandy Macdougall.

Sidewinder: The NDP’s downward spiral

Demise of Tom Mulcair could very well herald a new era in politics in Canada.

Sandy Macdougall.
Being accountable for actions

Being accountable for actions

I am totally in favour of providing realistic treatment and services.

Being accountable for actions
Sidewinder: Free to have my own opinion

Sidewinder: Free to have my own opinion

My attitude about age and aging isn’t the only thing that has changed in my approach to life.

Sidewinder: Free to have my own opinion