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The B.C. Liberal leadership race: Rebirth or reckoning?

The B.C. Liberals have always been an uneasy coalition of conservative and liberal voters,

(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A linotype operator stands in the heritage Strathmore Standard newspaper building at Heritage Park in Calgary. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
A linotype operator stands in the heritage Strathmore Standard newspaper building at Heritage Park in Calgary. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Retiring school superintendent Jordan Tinney has been a steady hand on the tiller

Surrey superintendent of schools Jordan Tinney is retiring after nine years with…

  • Oct 6, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Trudeau vacationing at beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley photo)

SIMPSON: Trudeau definitely ‘experienced it differently’ in Tofino on Orange Shirt Day

While millions of Canadians showed their support for reconciliation, our PM showed his true colours

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Trudeau vacationing at beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Council meeting ban may come back to haunt Safe Surrey Coalition

Charter of Rights and municipal procedure issues at play

  • Sep 22, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: ‘We can never forget, that’s what we promised’

20th anniversary of 9/11 at Peace Arch will be scaled-down but important, nonetheless

  • Sep 8, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Surrey, White Rock and Delta ridings have pivotal role to play in federal election

Challenge for Liberals to hold onto four of six area seats, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Aug 25, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
Gypsy Moon owner Denise Cooke. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: A trip to investigate some local magic

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis visits Gypsy Moon in Cloverdale

Gypsy Moon owner Denise Cooke. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
(Photo by Sean Feagan / Black Press Media)

SIMPSON: Believe it or not, spraying children with a hose doesn’t guarantee a good time

If you’re a firefighter? No problem. If not, put the garden hose down if you know what’s good for you.

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Brooksdale co-director David Anderson is a biologist and former pastor. He offers guided property tours of A Rocha’s land in South Surrey. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey offers rich experience

‘If we don’t protect the salmon and habitat around the Little Campbell River … we will lose them’: David Anderson

Brooksdale co-director David Anderson is a biologist and former pastor. He offers guided property tours of A Rocha’s land in South Surrey. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Splitting opposition for Surrey mayor’s seat will benefit McCallum

If many contenders step up 2022 municipal election could be a repeat of 2018

  • Jul 29, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Surrey has far to go in its relationship with First Nations

City’s deep Indigenous roots are barely visible

  • Jul 15, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Brenda Anderson Off Topic

COLUMN: Anti-vaxxer rhetoric flies in the face of modern medicine

Every online conspiracy theorist is also an expert in virology, apparently

Brenda Anderson Off Topic
There is plenty of tragic news to go around, and it takes its toll on all of us. (Black Press file photos)

SIMPSON: Tragic news is tough on families, readers, journalists and first responders alike

It’s hard enough to write about some of these stories, so hats off to those who deal with tragedy daily

There is plenty of tragic news to go around, and it takes its toll on all of us. (Black Press file photos)
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