Claudette Sandecki

Family history a foundation for today

Writer notes how written history is valuable, but can sometimes be relative based on the current generation's interpretation of the facts.

Renovation add-ons can chalk up fast

Columnist thankful the name change for the Terrace B.C. aquatic centre doesn't mean significant changes and extra cost.

Speeches won’t save lives

No matter how dire the circumstances, we can usually do something to improve things if we only try.

Garbage rules offer a feast for bears

Who's going to pay when bears go roaming through the organic garbage bins in Terrace B.C. and Thornhill? asks columnist.

It’s better to stay safe at home in storms

In the good old days, people made wiser choices when the weather was dangerous and uncertain, recalls columnist.

Perhaps the Devil made him do it

Donald Trump's lies indicate it might be time for him to grow up, says Terrace. B.C. columnist.

Soft voice on the phone causes worry

Columnist haunted after a series of five empty calls from a Terrace B.C. number, followed by a quiet whisper saying wrong number.

Got a cat? Then keep it inside.

This column began without i’s and k’s because my third right finger is too swollen to bend after encountering a neighbour’s cat.

It’s just not like the good old days

Northwestern B.C. mail and packages seemed to move faster, and more cheaply, in the good old days.

Explosive times down on the farm

My dad might have been the only farmer in northwestern Saskatchewan knowledgeable about the safe use of dynamite in 1954

An unexpected source of help

Every woman knows the hair salon is the place where we literally let down our hair and chat freely.

And how did you get that black eye?

Columnist enjoys google excuses for black eye as she deals with her own bruised eye lid.

This is what drives her crazy

Two common errors which are prevalent in article headlines, drive me to pen a protest to the editor.

Forgotten tips for de-cluttering

Mass media often misses the two most essential ingredients when they provide organizing advice to home owners in northwest B.C.

It’s the most relaxing week of the year

The last week of the year has always been my favourite even when temperature drops or storms rail outside in Terrace, B.C.

Lessons learned when the cold strikes

Be extra cautious this time of year when the unexpected could happen with fatal results

History could be repeating itself

Donald Trump, in not weighing his words and relishing thoughtless chants, has a scary resemblance to Adolf Hitler.

Skipping appointments is costly and rude

I find it hard to understand why patients would fail to call ahead when they cannot make medical appointments.

This is a true life fairy tale

Since I ceased reading bedtime stories, fairies have escaped my attention until recently when fairies popped up in two places.

Dare to dream for a musical game

Could a hockey game similar to Guns and Hoses be organized to support music students through the Dare to Dream Foundation?