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Phil Melnychuk

Phil Melnychuk

Phil Melnychuk joins the Delta Optimist and Glacier Media after gaining experience at several community newspapers. His most recent job posting involved a position as city and provincial affairs reporter with the Maple Ridge News. Before that, he worked as a reporter at Business in Vancouver and as a desk editor at The Province newspaper.
He initially joined Lower Mainland Publishing in 1991 after accepting a position as editor of the Abbotsford Times.
He began working as a reporter and editor in the Edmonton area in Alberta, before relocating to the Medicine Hat News where he covered court and police beats.
Any positive comments about the Edmonton Oilers’ glorious past are always welcome.

Recent Work by Phil

New border regulations on canine companions another hit for Point Roberts

New border regulations on canine companions another hit for Point Roberts

The new rules are going to hurt Point Roberts, which is still struggling from the effects of the pandemic, says the president of the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce
BC United leader not worried about polls, willing to talk to B.C. Conservatives

BC United leader not worried about polls, willing to talk to B.C. Conservatives

Town hall meeting held in Tsawwassen on May 6
Insurance bureau trying to pump the brakes on trucking insurance costs

Insurance bureau trying to pump the brakes on trucking insurance costs

The bureau asked consulting company MNP to find out why insurance costs were climbing, and driver inexperience was found to be one of the causes.
Province, feds close to deal on tunnel funding, says Delta MP

Province, feds close to deal on tunnel funding, says Delta MP

She couldn’t say how much money is involved but with the federal money, the top priority will be adding the northbound access to the tunnel at River Road.
New Fraser River tunnel will have a new name when it opens

New Fraser River tunnel will have a new name when it opens

The eight-lane passage, with a completion date of 2030, won’t be called the George Massey Tunnel
State of the art truck stop will give drivers a chance to recharge

State of the art truck stop will give drivers a chance to recharge

The province kicked in $17 million for the project, along with funding from the federal government.
Tunnel upgrade project just adds to Massey motorists’ woes

Tunnel upgrade project just adds to Massey motorists’ woes

Delta South MLA Ian Paton said the bollards, or posts, keep motorists from changing lanes.
Victoria’s vandalism rebate not worth the bother to business

Victoria’s vandalism rebate not worth the bother to business

North Delta buisness owner wonders if B.C.’s Securing Small Business Rebate Program is working?
Rickety, ramshackle, rumbling trucks rolled off the road

Rickety, ramshackle, rumbling trucks rolled off the road

A multi-agency crackdown and inspection blitz, including both Delta Police and RCMP BC Highway Patrol, saw 87 trucks inspected during a safety check stop, Feb. 20 in Abbotsford
E-petition before Parliament calls for a police presence in Canada’s ports

E-petition before Parliament calls for a police presence in Canada’s ports

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough says port policing is a priority issue for her
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