Columnists

According to University of Toronto Global Journalism Fellow Anthony Fong, sexually aggressive online behaviours, affects 88 per cent of all Canadian university undergraduate women. THE CANADIAN PRESS

FONG: Legal reform needed to protect young women from growing online sexual violence

Liberals promised to rework online harms legislation within 100 days of Parliament’s Nov. 22 return

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we grieve. (File photo)

Hay: We can’t let the pandemic put grief on hold

‘I have learned the difference between fear and hope is focus’

Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Challenging second half of school year lies ahead

Omicron variant has made matters more complicated for teachers, students and staff

  • Jan 13, 2022
Black Press Media file photo

ZYTARUK: When revealing vulnerability reveals courage

Courage like this goes a long way toward de-stigmatizing mental health issues

Black Press Media file photo
Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Going through old paperwork and mementoes offers window into the past

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels down memory lane while completing some storage room COVID cleaning

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
nick greenizan

COLUMN: Waiting impatiently for a better year to come

Better to look forward than back, writes PAN reporter Nick Greenizan

nick greenizan
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Looking back at a year that was ‘all lion’ and no lamb

From COVID-19 to severe weather, it was one thing after another in 2021

  • Dec 30, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
An artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)

COLUMN: UBC’s booming partnership with Surrey keeps getting stronger

It’s clear that residents of Surrey welcome a stronger UBC presence in their city

  • Dec 25, 2021
An artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)

COLUMN: Festive reflections and recipes

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on Christmases past and present

As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Even if McCallum is convicted, his resignation is not a foregone conclusion

Surrey mayor scheduled to make first court appearance on mischief charges in January

  • Dec 15, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
(Photo: Lauren Collins)

LIPINSKI: Thanks to ‘the creative and brave,’ Surrey Police Service is proudly taking shape

Past 12 months have been some of the busiest of my career, but also some of the most rewarding

  • Dec 8, 2021
(Photo: Lauren Collins)
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Historic Cloverdale United Church, signs of the times

Heritage church has donned its gospel armour determinedly moving forward

Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Kudos to Surrey MLAs who responded to policing transition questions

Transparency from outset could have prevented ongoing controversy

  • Dec 1, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Long history of flooding in low-lying areas of Surrey

Cause has usually been a combination of human, natural factors

  • Nov 17, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
The lighting of a ceremonial diya at the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Keri Coles photo)

COLUMN: Celebrating and understanding Diwali, Bandi Chhor Divas and Gurpurab

North Delta resident Mandip Kharod-Clark helps readers learn more about these important celebrations

  • Nov 4, 2021
The lighting of a ceremonial diya at the B.C. Legislature on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Keri Coles photo)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Surrey MPs once again overlooked in prime minister’s cabinet picks

With a population of 580,000, Surrey is an important city in federal politics

  • Nov 4, 2021
Frank Bucholtz