Sandy Macdougall

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sidewinder: Just like Sodom and Gomorrah

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

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.

Sidewinder: Jobs, taxes over carrots, cabbage

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Getting rid of backroom boys

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

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

Sidewinder: The NDP’s downward spiral

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

Being accountable for actions

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

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.