Opinion

Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Housing unchallenged as top municipal election issue in B.C.

Residents, businesses, politicians divided on severity of the problem

  • Sep 23, 2022
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LETTERS: Cloverdale, South Surrey need hospital and cancer centre ASAP

Editor: As a cancer survivor and someone with close family members who…

  • Sep 23, 2022
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When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)
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OUR VIEW: Wise Surrey owls pay attention to policy prior to voting

Big projects, if they ever do come to fruition, are not freebies

  • Sep 21, 2022
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This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)

KIRKA: Inside the abbey, a funeral fit for a leader

A first-person account of Queen Elizabeth II’s service

King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Highrises in White Rock are not a sign of progress, writes Pierre Home-Douglas, a recent visitor. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTERS: Current White Rock council not in favour of more highrises

Editor: Re: “Devolved, not evolved” Sept. 1 letters Mayor Walker and council…

  • Sep 15, 2022
Highrises in White Rock are not a sign of progress, writes Pierre Home-Douglas, a recent visitor. (Tracy Holmes photo)
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LETTERS: Lack of garbage cans at South Surrey soccer fields needs to be addressed

Editor: I used to be so proud of how Canadians kept their…

  • Sep 15, 2022
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AUXILIARY NOTES: Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary on the lookout for new volunteers

Return of ‘fun-raising events’ means more help is needed

  • Sep 15, 2022
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LETTER: White Rock mayor’s stance has changed since 2018

Editor: RE: White Rock Municipal election landscape different for 2022, Aug. 18…

  • Sep 15, 2022
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LETTERS: ‘Something is clearly amiss’ at Surrey City Hall

Editor: Surrey taxpayers are painfully aware that the Safe Surrey slate of…

  • Sep 15, 2022
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Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Black Press reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
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ALEX HOUSE: New opportunities to gather this autumn

It was heartbreaking to lose some of our favourite activities and venues…

  • Sep 8, 2022
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LETTERS: Huge thank you to person who returned driver’s licence lost at Crescent Beach

Editor: I lost my driver’s licence at Crescent Beach on a recent…

  • Sep 8, 2022
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LETTERS: Mayor’s 60,000-seat stadium a ‘genius’ idea

Editor: A 60,000-seat stadium surrounded by a park – are you serious?…

  • Sep 8, 2022
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A double-decker 351 bus rolls north along 152 Street after leaving White Rock Centre. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTER: Double-decker buses are noisy and a traffic hazard

Editor: I strongly support those expressing disbelief at the continued assault on…

  • Sep 8, 2022
A double-decker 351 bus rolls north along 152 Street after leaving White Rock Centre. (Tracy Holmes photo)
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LETTERS: Grandson’s first school days drive worries over road safety

Editor: I am by no means a worrisome person. However, I find…

  • Sep 8, 2022
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Get ready for non-stop ‘electioneering’ in Surrey

Byelection and civic election coming so close together brings up wide range of issues

  • Sep 7, 2022
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A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

FINLAYSON: A post-Labour Day review of B.C.’s job market

‘The province’s economy is now losing steam amid a turbulent and uncertain global backdrop and decelerating growth in both the U.S. and Canada’

  • Sep 7, 2022
A woman checks out a jobs advertisement sign during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on the job market on Friday. The agency will release its labour force survey for April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette