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
It took Warren Sommer 20 years of research to complete his comprehensive history of the First World War as experienced by residents of Langley. The book will officially launch on the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.

Book Review: Canucks in Khaki examines impact of First World War on Langley and Lower Mainland

Release of Warren Sommer's book set to coincide with 100th anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge

It took Warren Sommer 20 years of research to complete his comprehensive history of the First World War as experienced by residents of Langley. The book will officially launch on the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.

Column: Cruise-In move a ‘good news, bad news’ scenario

The suggested relocation of the Langley Good Times Cruise-in to Aldergrove would…

Finance Minister Mike de Jong cites B.C.'s diversified trade as a reason for its strong economic performance, in a budget presentation that promises new spending and fee reductions.

Column: B.C. budget must be viewed through political spectrum

Columnist and retired Times editor, Frank Bucholtz, weighs in on Tuesday's budget and what it will mean for Langley residents

Finance Minister Mike de Jong cites B.C.'s diversified trade as a reason for its strong economic performance, in a budget presentation that promises new spending and fee reductions.

Township’s measures on 16 Avenue ‘too little, too late’

A long-term regional plan must be devised for the busy commuter route,says columnist and former Times editor, Frank Bucholtz

MLA Rich Coleman

Premier makes Langley stop to support MLA Coleman

U.S. politics, future of B.C. Liberals among topics at Rich Coleman's 20th annual fundraiser

MLA Rich Coleman
Columnist and retired Langley Times editor Frank Bucholtz makes the case for a SkyTrain line to Langley. If an at-grade LRT line is the answer, as the city of Surrey suggests, why did TransLink choose SkyTrain technology for the new Evergreen Line into Port Moody and Coquitlam, he asks.

Column: Langley getting short end of the transit stick

Retired Times editor and political blogger Frank Bucholtz says Langley would benefit more from faster SkyTrain option than LRT

Columnist and retired Langley Times editor Frank Bucholtz makes the case for a SkyTrain line to Langley. If an at-grade LRT line is the answer, as the city of Surrey suggests, why did TransLink choose SkyTrain technology for the new Evergreen Line into Port Moody and Coquitlam, he asks.

Column: Homelessness and housing prices inextricably linked

The homelessness issue in Langley isn’t going away, and in fact is…

Column: Good times and great burgers at Langley Cruise-In

The Langley Good Times Cruise-In is a hugely significant community event.It has…

Column: A long and productive career honoured

Chamber of Commerce says thank you and farewell to retiring executive director

Column: Stories of homelessness serve as cautionary tales for Metro Vancouver residents

A series entitled “Who are the homeless?” which is currently running in…