Claudette Sandecki

Shakespeare can be fun after all

Mention Shakespeare and I think of tedious hours in high school English classes

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?

Limited funding leaves children vulnerable

Starved ministry funding limits proper care for vulnerable children.

The U.S. election is a weighty topic

I can’t wait for the American presidential election to be over. The lengthy campaign is taking over my life.

Tree pruning leaves a lot to be desired

We need to plant thinking of how a tree will grow, but do we need trees on northern B.C. roads to be cropped straight up one side?

Elections or TV, take your pic

You never know what is going to be on television nowadays

Breakfast just isn’t the same

So many of my favourite things have been ruined by improvements. Shredded wheat biscuits breakfast cereal for one.

What’s in a word? Plenty, it seems

I think little of B.C.’s new education curriculum being trotted out this month with much hope and hoopla.

Be careful what you say

How much consideration do elected representatives give to what they say at city council meetings, which are broadcast live?

Sponsors vote with their dollars

Olympian Ryan Lochte was punished by sponsors, severing contracts worth $10 million. If only laws were as swift.

Seconds matter with young children

How many little kids have gone missing in British Columbia so far this summer?

Letter: Citizens need to get more involved

The Terrace B.C. senior housing survey and Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine marijuana bylaw raise a number of issues for me...

Claudette has finally tamed her lawn

She considered everything from mowers to goats, sheep and horses to tame her wild lawn, and finally found a solution.

Don’t delay mowing for the bees

Or summer ends up being a lot with an unsightly view, worries about how to deal with it and vegetation impervious to mowers

Council rezone of agricultural land a good thing

Developers should be looking to building housing for Terrace's growing population of seniors

Keeping secrets is too stressful

Columnist Claudette Sandecki searches for column topics without divulging family secrets

Baking solidifies family ties

Columnist Claudette Sandecki reminisces on a sweet pastime

Where did I put that wrench?

Columnist Claudette Sandecki on the difficulties of getting rid of stuff