Frank Bucholtz

Image West Gallery co-owner Courtney Johnson lends a smile beside her melodious door collage of hearts. As of March 20, the Ucluelet gift shop that has been in business for 30 years closed indefinitely. (Nora O’Malley photo)

B.C. VIEWS: Small businesses need our help

Just as integral in neighbourhoods in Vancouver and Surrey as they are in Prince George or Kelowna

Image West Gallery co-owner Courtney Johnson lends a smile beside her melodious door collage of hearts. As of March 20, the Ucluelet gift shop that has been in business for 30 years closed indefinitely. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: Effects of COVID-19 pandemic will be long-lasting

A steep drop in tourist visits will hit hard, in particular, Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan hard

A hand sanitizer dispenser and a sign indicating steps to be taken to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is seen at an entrance to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

Hundreds of demonstrators block access to the BC Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 11, 2020 in support of the First Nations hereditary chiefs who are fighting a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

B.C. VIEWS: Cannabis challenges hurt B.C. economy

It’s a mishmash of rules for cannabis sales in B.C.’s municipalities

Cannabis buds lay along a drying rack at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Ride-hailing is now operating in B.C. Two companies have been granted permission to operate across the Lower Mainland and in Whistler, writes Frank Bucholtz. (File photo)

COLUMN: Ontario ride-hailing experience has implications for Surrey

Ride-hailing is now operating in B.C., in a lightning-quick response to the…

Ride-hailing is now operating in B.C. Two companies have been granted permission to operate across the Lower Mainland and in Whistler, writes Frank Bucholtz. (File photo)
The Surrey-White Rock Community Engagement Society co-hosts a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 15 as Annie Guo plays the Guzheng. Frank Bucholtz says the group is doing “excellent work in assisting newer Canadians to become more fully-engaged citizens and community members.” (Theresa Zhang photo)

Surrey-White Rock group serves as a bridge to Canadian society

Columnist Frank Bucholtz says helping new Canadians ‘participate in the community is a great objective’

The Surrey-White Rock Community Engagement Society co-hosts a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 15 as Annie Guo plays the Guzheng. Frank Bucholtz says the group is doing “excellent work in assisting newer Canadians to become more fully-engaged citizens and community members.” (Theresa Zhang photo)
Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Politicians Doug McCallum (left) and John Aldag. Leadership is vital in politics writes Frank Bucholtz. (Photos: Malin Jordan)

FRANKLY SPEAKING: Leadership is crucial in politics

Columnist Frank Bucholtz talks about the importance of leadership in politics and life

Politicians Doug McCallum (left) and John Aldag. Leadership is vital in politics writes Frank Bucholtz. (Photos: Malin Jordan)
(Canadian Press photo)

B.C. VIEWS: Magnetic interest in latest property prices

In recent years, property owners have pored over assessments much more closely

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Logging trucks gather from around the B.C. Interior to head to downtown Vancouver, Sept. 27, 2019. (B.C. Logging Convoy/Facebook)

B.C. VIEWS: An unpredictable year ahead

B.C. economy continues to do well generally, with low unemployment rates and good job creation numbers

Logging trucks gather from around the B.C. Interior to head to downtown Vancouver, Sept. 27, 2019. (B.C. Logging Convoy/Facebook)
Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Khelsilem (Dustin Rivers), right, elected councillor and spokesperson for Squamish Nation, embraces Tsleil-Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in celebration before First Nations leaders respond to a Federal Court of Appeal ruling on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, during a news conference in Vancouver on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea

Fuel prices seem to remain stubbornly high in many places of B.C.

B.C. VIEWS: Regulating fuel prices not a new idea
A bus in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. VIEWS: Transportation options can be few

Frank Bucholtz is a columnist and former editor with Black Press Media

A bus in downtown Vancouver, Friday, November, 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Leader: In business 88 years

The Leader: In business 88 years

A fast-growing Surrey will need to have a print newspaper with a strong digital presence for many years to come.

The Leader: In business 88 years
COLUMN: Teachers' deal with province impacts B.C.'s biggest district

COLUMN: Teachers’ deal with province impacts B.C.’s biggest district

Surrey students deserve the full resources which will be made available under the terms of the new agreement.

COLUMN: Teachers' deal with province impacts B.C.'s biggest district
The Cloverdale Legion Hall

Cloverdale Legion celebrates 90 years

The first part of a four part series looking back at the Cloverdale Legion’s 90-year history.

The Cloverdale Legion Hall
COLUMN: Rail lines for the future

COLUMN: Rail lines for the future

New high-speed passenger line could offer a viable alternative to driving or flying between Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.

COLUMN: Rail lines for the future
COLUMN: Toll review drags on

COLUMN: Toll review drags on

The public will need to exert considerable pressure on politicians for a fair bridge fee policy.

COLUMN: Toll review drags on
COLUMN: Surrey's new dog bylaw is barking up the right tree

COLUMN: Surrey’s new dog bylaw is barking up the right tree

City's new rules should lead to a reduction in serious canine attacks.

COLUMN: Surrey's new dog bylaw is barking up the right tree
COLUMN: Will voters punish federal Liberals?

COLUMN: Will voters punish federal Liberals?

Broken promise on electoral reform will be a factor in the next election.

COLUMN: Will voters punish federal Liberals?