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)
COLUMN: Let’s all do our part to fight COVID-19

COLUMN: Let’s all do our part to fight COVID-19

Political co-operation at all levels a welcome development

COLUMN: Let’s all do our part to fight COVID-19
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
COLUMN: Cancelling school trips the right thing to do

COLUMN: Cancelling school trips the right thing to do

Surrey School District’s decision to cancel student trips to Italy, France and…

COLUMN: Cancelling school trips the right thing to do
COLUMN: Surrrey policing announcement puts end to uncertainty, but not to controversy

COLUMN: Surrrey policing announcement puts end to uncertainty, but not to controversy

Surrey Police will be the city’s new police force, replacing Surrey RCMP.…

COLUMN: Surrrey policing announcement puts end to uncertainty, but not to controversy
COLUMN: Goodwill and pettiness on display in politics

COLUMN: Goodwill and pettiness on display in politics

Both the goodwill and pettiness of civic politicians were on full display…

COLUMN: Goodwill and pettiness on display in politics
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)
Looking back at ‘17 heady days’ in 2010

Looking back at ‘17 heady days’ in 2010

Effects of Vancouver-Whistler Games still being felt across the Lower Mainland

Looking back at ‘17 heady days’ in 2010
COLUMN: In business, the only constant is change

COLUMN: In business, the only constant is change

The retail industry is shifting dramatically, and a story by Black Press…

COLUMN: In business, the only constant is change
COLUMN: Strong business case for SkyTrain means it’s time to get moving

COLUMN: Strong business case for SkyTrain means it’s time to get moving

The business case for SkyTrain along Fraser Highway to Fleetwood, Clayton and…

COLUMN: Strong business case for SkyTrain means it’s time to get moving
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
COLUMN: Ontario ride-hailing experience has implications for Surrey

COLUMN: Ontario ride-hailing experience has implications for Surrey

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

COLUMN: Ontario ride-hailing experience has implications for Surrey
COLUMN: A valuable resource for newcomers to Canada

COLUMN: A valuable resource for newcomers to Canada

A Surrey-based group is doing excellent work in assisting newer Canadians to…

COLUMN: A valuable resource for newcomers to Canada
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
COLUMN: Good leadership is a crucial component of effective government

COLUMN: Good leadership is a crucial component of effective government

Leadership is as crucial in politics as it is in every other…

COLUMN: Good leadership is a crucial component of effective government
(Canadian Press photo)

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

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

(Canadian Press photo)
COLUMN: A year of big changes in Surrey and White Rock

COLUMN: A year of big changes in Surrey and White Rock

It was quite a year. In Surrey in particular, the year was…

COLUMN: A year of big changes in Surrey and White Rock
COLUMN: Santa’s sack brimming with gifts for council

COLUMN: Santa’s sack brimming with gifts for council

Usually when Christmas approaches, Santa Claus sits down with me to discuss…

COLUMN: Santa’s sack brimming with gifts for council
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)
COLUMN: Second hospital for Surrey long overdue

COLUMN: Second hospital for Surrey long overdue

Courtesy of a major financial commitment by the NDP government, Surrey is…

COLUMN: Second hospital for Surrey long overdue