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About Frances Bula

I am a journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region, which I’ve covered the last two decades. I end up covering a broad range of issues in this endlessly changing city: drug policy, bike lanes, billion-dollar development projects, homelessness, garbage debates, and more.

I have a regular column in Vancouver magazine, Urban Fix, where apparently some people like what I do so much that I’ve won a few regional and national awards for it. I also make frequent contributions to the Globe & Mail’s B.C. section and Report on Business.

Other publications I have written for in the course of my career include the Vancouver Sun (where I worked for 20 years), BCBusiness, Canadian Architect, Canadian Business, Literary Review of Canada, South China Morning Post, The National in Abu Dhabi, the Georgia Straight, Western Living, Homemakers, and the Guardian. As well, I do political commentary for CKNW and CBC radio.

You can follow me on Twitter at fabulavancouver and this blog, of course, pulls together everything I do along with attracting an eclectic crowd of readers and commenters.

You can reach me through the contact page here, at or on my cellphone at 604.812.6205. If you have a complex story to tell, it’s often best to send me the details by email first along with a contact number. I’m also the chair of the Langara College journalism department. If you’re an aspiring journalist or want to do something in collaboration with us, please get in touch.