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
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
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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
Three candidates are vying for the Delta North seat in the provincial election on May 9.

COLUMN: South of the Fraser rises again and again

For years, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, White Rock and Langley had one MLA. After May 9, there’ll be 17.

Three candidates are vying for the Delta North seat in the provincial election on May 9.
Students at Surrey's Khalsa School were among the massive crowd at Saturday's Vaisakhi parade in Newton.

COLUMN: Surrey’s Vaisakhi is a celebration for our entire community

There are important points that all of us, no matter our ethnic or religious backgrounds, can draw from Vaisakhi.

Students at Surrey's Khalsa School were among the massive crowd at Saturday's Vaisakhi parade in Newton.
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: Pre-election posturing

COLUMN: Pre-election posturing

Tolls, bridge crowding and time spent commuting are major issues going into the spring provincial election.

COLUMN: Pre-election posturing
A comprehensive survey of Delta seniors on housing issues indicates that most are satisfied with their current situation

Delta seniors weigh in on housing needs

Survey shows most seniors are satisfied with their current housing situation, but a significant number have challenges with affordability.

A comprehensive survey of Delta seniors on housing issues indicates that most are satisfied with their current situation
Christa Fox and her daughter Kayla hold jars of jam that Kayla made to sell in late August to help pay for Lemtrada to treat her brother Kory’s MS.

North Delta teen gets MS treatment after insurer has change of heart

Nineteen-year-old North Delta resident Kory Loos was previously denied medical insurance coverage of Lemtrada, a new treatment for MS.

Christa Fox and her daughter Kayla hold jars of jam that Kayla made to sell in late August to help pay for Lemtrada to treat her brother Kory’s MS.
Christa Fox and her daughter Kayla hold jars of jam that Kayla has been making and selling to help pay for a new drug to treat her brother Kory's MS.

North Delta family seeks help paying for drug to treat MS

Christa Fox is trying to raise $60,000 for Lemtrada, a drug that could help her son Kory live symptom free.

Christa Fox and her daughter Kayla hold jars of jam that Kayla has been making and selling to help pay for a new drug to treat her brother Kory's MS.
Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord.

Focus on relationships makes Delta Police Department different, says chief

Chief Neil Dubord talks about his first year as Delta's top cop and what makes the department - and the community - different.

Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord.

COLUMN: Tackling housing challenges is long overdue

The province's introduction of a 15 per cent foreign-buyers tax on real estate should help cool the market, writes Frank Bucholtz.

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson was first woman elected to Delta council

Looking back with Delta Mayor Lois Jackson

Mayor Jackson reflects on over four decades of public service, being the first woman on council and one of Delta's longest-serving mayors.

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson was first woman elected to Delta council