Frances Bula

Vancouver Magazine - - Cover Story -


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.

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