James Smith

On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, Delta council gave first and second reading to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7031 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)

Second North Delta cannabis dispensary application moving to public hearing

Proposed government-owned cannabis dispensary in Scottsdale Centre given second reading Jan. 24

On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, Delta council gave first and second reading to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside Scottsdale Centre, located at 7031 Scott Road. (James Smith photo)
Inspired Cannabis Co.’s Robson Street location, as pictured in a presentation to Delta council during a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Council gave final approval to the company’s application to open a dispensary in North Delta at 120 – 8077 Scott Road (Delta Shoppers Mall, next door to JYSK) On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (Inspired Cannabis Co. image)

Council approves North Delta cannabis dispensary

Inspired Cannabis Co. will open a retail location at Delta Shoppers Mall next door to JYSK

Inspired Cannabis Co.’s Robson Street location, as pictured in a presentation to Delta council during a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Council gave final approval to the company’s application to open a dispensary in North Delta at 120 – 8077 Scott Road (Delta Shoppers Mall, next door to JYSK) On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (Inspired Cannabis Co. image)
Volunteers with the student-led Uplift Canada Foundation will be in the White Rock area on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 to pick up clothing donations that will be distributed amongst local shelters, including the Phoenix Society. (Contributed photo)

Uplift Canada Foundation to collect unused clothing in Ladner this Saturday

Items to be redistributed to residents of various Lower Mainland shelters

Volunteers with the student-led Uplift Canada Foundation will be in the White Rock area on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 to pick up clothing donations that will be distributed amongst local shelters, including the Phoenix Society. (Contributed photo)
Four Delta Hockey Academy players were to represent their respective countries at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship had it not been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: (clockwise, from top-left) Tova Henderson (Canada), Hailey MacLeod (Canada), Ava Svejkovsky (USA) and Jordan Baxter (Canada). (Delta Hockey Academy photos)

Four Delta players named to national teams for cancelled Women’s U18 World Championship

DHA’s Tova Henderson, Jordan Baxter, Hailey MacLeod to Team Canada; Ava Svejkovsky to Team USA

Four Delta Hockey Academy players were to represent their respective countries at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Championship had it not been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: (clockwise, from top-left) Tova Henderson (Canada), Hailey MacLeod (Canada), Ava Svejkovsky (USA) and Jordan Baxter (Canada). (Delta Hockey Academy photos)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Police searching for witnesses, video after indecent act in North Delta

A youth witnessed a man apparently masturbating on a path near Burnsview Secondary on Friday morning

(Delta Police Department photo)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta’s extreme weather shelter open tonight through Jan. 24

Shelter at North Deltas’ New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)
Gibson Elementary in North Delta is among 12 B.C. schools selected for the second year of the provincial government’s Active School Travel Pilot Program, aimed at encouraging students to get more fresh air and exercise as part of their daily commute. (Province of British Columbia/flickr.com photo)

North Delta school to take part in active transportation pilot program

Program designed to increase the number of students walking or biking in their daily commute

Gibson Elementary in North Delta is among 12 B.C. schools selected for the second year of the provincial government’s Active School Travel Pilot Program, aimed at encouraging students to get more fresh air and exercise as part of their daily commute. (Province of British Columbia/flickr.com photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 9 to 15, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 numbers in Delta fell again last week

Delta had 275 cases from Jan. 9-15, down 438 the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 9 to 15, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Scammer arrested trying to collect “bail money” from Delta resident

Marie-Jeanne Belanger, 22, of Quebec is facing one charge of committing fraud over $5,000

(Delta Police Department photo)
Women race in the 2019 Tour de Delta North Delta criterium the evening of Friday, July 5. (Chris Relke photo)

City reviewing options for hosting Tour de Delta in 2022

Report to council says modifying event to focus on two criterium races, forgo road race, may be best

Women race in the 2019 Tour de Delta North Delta criterium the evening of Friday, July 5. (Chris Relke photo)
Delta Mayor George Harvie. (Submitted photo)

Delta mayor tapped to help committee tasked with modernizing policing in B.C.

Harvie appointed to group tasked with advising government committee on reforming B.C.’s Police Act

Delta Mayor George Harvie. (Submitted photo)
Police Service Dog Garner and his handler, DPD Const. Chris Cottrill, during their last shift together on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (Lower Mainland RCMP photo)

‘Legendary’ Lower Mainland police dog Garner retires

Garner retires after six years of service with his handler, Delta Police Const. Chris Cottrill

Police Service Dog Garner and his handler, DPD Const. Chris Cottrill, during their last shift together on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (Lower Mainland RCMP photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 2 to 8, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 numbers in Delta down last week

Delta had 438 cases from Jan. 2-8, down 331 from the all-time record of 769 set the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Jan. 2 to 8, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta School District to require employees provide proof of vaccination

Staff will be given a minimum of six weeks to disclose their vaccination status starting Jan. 17

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Rendering of the south portal of the eight-lane immersed tube tunnel announced by the province on Aug. 18, 2021 to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel. (Province of British Columbia/flickr.com image)

Construction begins on Highway 99 transit, cycling improvements

Bus-on-shoulder transit lanes being added to Highway 99 in Delta to eventually tie into new tunnel

Rendering of the south portal of the eight-lane immersed tube tunnel announced by the province on Aug. 18, 2021 to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel. (Province of British Columbia/flickr.com image)
(Delta Police Department photo)

New Delta Police strategic plan sets priorities through 2025

DPD to focus on community engagement, support for vulnerable people, road safety, ‘No Call Too Small’

(Delta Police Department photo)
The North Delta Blue Jays and Delta Tigers will be renamed the Delta Blue Jays for the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s 2022 season, and will sport an updated take on the club's logo. (Delta Blue Jays image)

New name, updated logo for Delta’s Premier Baseball League program

North Delta Blue Jays, Delta Tigers to play under ‘Delta Blue Jays’ moniker for 2022 season

The North Delta Blue Jays and Delta Tigers will be renamed the Delta Blue Jays for the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s 2022 season, and will sport an updated take on the club's logo. (Delta Blue Jays image)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Dec. 25, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Delta sees highest-ever weekly COVID-19 case count

Delta had 769 cases for the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, up 336 from the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Dec. 25, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
The typical assessed value of a single-family home in Delta jumped by 33 per cent for 2022, from $968,000 to $1,285,000, according to BC Assessment. (James Smith photo)

Single-family home values up 33% in Delta

Condo, townhome values up 13 per cent, according to latest data from BC Assessment

The typical assessed value of a single-family home in Delta jumped by 33 per cent for 2022, from $968,000 to $1,285,000, according to BC Assessment. (James Smith photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Man charged in North Delta stabbing

Balraj Nijjar, 19, facing aggravated assault charges relating to July 2021 incident at Gunderson Park

(Delta Police Department photo)