The Storyteller In Vancouver, where unrelenting cutbacks have decimated local newsrooms, beat reporters are mostly an extinct species. One of few survivors is Frances Bula: the reigning queen of city hall. What makes Bula’s status most remarkable is that it has been achieved without the anchor of a sta position. Since leaving the Vancouver
Sun adecade ago, the reporter has delivered award-winning coverage of urban issues to avariety of publications, including the Globe and Mail and this magazine. She continues to inspire a future generation of civic reporters as an instructor at both Langara College and UBC, and remains the go-to journalist for those with an urban tale to tell.