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A two-storey home at 10345 Sheaves Place in North Delta was destroyed by fire on Monday morning (Dec. 19). (Shane MacKichan photo)

PHOTOS: North Delta home destroyed by fire

The blaze ripped through a two-storey home at 10345 Sheaves Pl. on Monday morning (Dec. 19)

A two-storey home at 10345 Sheaves Place in North Delta was destroyed by fire on Monday morning (Dec. 19). (Shane MacKichan photo)
On Oct. 25, 2022, Canada Border Services Agency’s Metro Vancouver Marine Operations found and seized nearly 2,500 kilograms of opium concealed within 247 shipping pallets, marking the largest seizure of opium in CBSA’s history. (James Smith photo)

UPDATE: Lower Mainland opium seizure largest in Canada Border Service Agency’s history

Nearly 2,500 kilograms worth $50 million found inside 19 shipping containers at Port of Vancouver

On Oct. 25, 2022, Canada Border Services Agency’s Metro Vancouver Marine Operations found and seized nearly 2,500 kilograms of opium concealed within 247 shipping pallets, marking the largest seizure of opium in CBSA’s history. (James Smith photo)
Guru Nanak Food Bank’s North Delta location in the old Southridge Hardware at 11188 84th Ave. is set to “soft open” on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. ( James Smith photo)

New full-time North Delta food bank opening Dec. 19

Surrey-based Guru Nanak Food Bank opening its third location Monday in the former Southridge Hardware

Guru Nanak Food Bank’s North Delta location in the old Southridge Hardware at 11188 84th Ave. is set to “soft open” on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. ( James Smith photo)
Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta PACs receiving over $321K in grant funding

32 advisory committees getting community gaming grants to fund events, activities and equipment

Delta School District headquarters in Ladner. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Delta MP Carla Qualtrough presents <em>North Delta Reporter</em> editor James Smith with a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee pin plaque on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 in recognition of the newspaper’s service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Terra Scheer photo)

Delta, TFN residents and groups recognized for service to the community

Over 100 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee pins and pin plaques awarded at ceremony on Dec. 3

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough presents <em>North Delta Reporter</em> editor James Smith with a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee pin plaque on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 in recognition of the newspaper’s service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Terra Scheer photo)
A North Delta Longhorns player carries the ball past two White Rock-South Surrey Titans in the Vancouver Mainland Football League Junior Bantam championship game on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley. The Longhorns took home the title, beating the Titans 28-6. (Dan Ferguson photo)

Over $937K coming to two dozen Delta arts, culture and sports groups

Five arts and culture groups, 21 sports organizations set to receive B.C. community gaming grants

A North Delta Longhorns player carries the ball past two White Rock-South Surrey Titans in the Vancouver Mainland Football League Junior Bantam championship game on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley. The Longhorns took home the title, beating the Titans 28-6. (Dan Ferguson photo)
In a video released on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29), “Superman and Lois” cast members Michael Bishop, Erik Valdez and Alexander Garfin urge people to be real-life superheroes by donating to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s 2022 Gift of Speech campaign. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

‘Superman & Lois’ cast help Reach Society launch annual Gift of Speech campaign

Reach aims to remove 54 kids with complex needs from its speech therapy waitlist

In a video released on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29), “Superman and Lois” cast members Michael Bishop, Erik Valdez and Alexander Garfin urge people to be real-life superheroes by donating to Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s 2022 Gift of Speech campaign. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)
Organizers of the Guru Nanak Food Bank receive a cheque for $10,000 from Delta council on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 towards the opening of the group’s North Delta location later this month. (City of Delta photo)

Full-time North Delta food bank to open this month

Delta council voted Monday to contribute $10,000 towards Guru Nanak Food Bank’s North Delta location

Organizers of the Guru Nanak Food Bank receive a cheque for $10,000 from Delta council on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 towards the opening of the group’s North Delta location later this month. (City of Delta photo)
Police have determined that 17-year-old Maaike Blom “did not die as a result of a homicide,” but a 22-year-old Delta man is facing 11 counts in relation to her death. (Delta Police Department photo)

Man charged in relation to 2021 death of Delta teen

Jimmy Eely, 22, is facing multiple charges in connection with the death of 17-year-old Maaike Blom

Police have determined that 17-year-old Maaike Blom “did not die as a result of a homicide,” but a 22-year-old Delta man is facing 11 counts in relation to her death. (Delta Police Department photo)
Left: Delta Community Foundation volunteer Caitlin Duffus and her mother Norma Duffus at a sample sale held by the Foundation and Delta-based Evolution Fulfillment at Ladner’s Harris Barn Remembrance Day weekend. Right: DCF volunteer Belinda models a jacket available for purchase at the sale. (Delta Community Foundation photos)

Sample sale raises over $30,000 for Delta Community Foundation

The sale, with merchandise provided by Evolution Fulfillment, took place Nov. 11-13

Left: Delta Community Foundation volunteer Caitlin Duffus and her mother Norma Duffus at a sample sale held by the Foundation and Delta-based Evolution Fulfillment at Ladner’s Harris Barn Remembrance Day weekend. Right: DCF volunteer Belinda models a jacket available for purchase at the sale. (Delta Community Foundation photos)
Eight Grade 11 and 12 students from high schools across the Delta School District are participating in the Youth Train in Trades - Auto Service Technician program at Seaquam Secondary. Pictured, left to right, are instructor Gordon Ryall and students Akashdeep, Rohan, Nikolas, Tanvir, Tyler, Balroop and Lucas. Not pictured: Noah. (Delta School District photo)

Delta students get jump start on apprenticeships while earning high school credit

Students interested in the Youth Train in Trades program must apply before Spring Break

Eight Grade 11 and 12 students from high schools across the Delta School District are participating in the Youth Train in Trades - Auto Service Technician program at Seaquam Secondary. Pictured, left to right, are instructor Gordon Ryall and students Akashdeep, Rohan, Nikolas, Tanvir, Tyler, Balroop and Lucas. Not pictured: Noah. (Delta School District photo)
An untraceable “ghost gun” seized by Delta police during a traffic stop in the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)

Guns seized, Surrey man charged following North Delta traffic stop

Baljit Singh Nijjar, 32, of Surrey is facing numerous charges stemming from an incident on Nov. 24

An untraceable “ghost gun” seized by Delta police during a traffic stop in the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)
A preliminary development concept for the Delta Shoppers Mall site at 8037 Scott Road included in a memorandum to Delta council discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The Delta Rise, the city’s first highrise project, is shown to the right, while the Real Canadian Superstore is just out of frame to the left.

Highrise development eyed for North Delta mall

Project would add 813 units of housing, including 124 for seniors and 65 purpose-built rentals

A preliminary development concept for the Delta Shoppers Mall site at 8037 Scott Road included in a memorandum to Delta council discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The Delta Rise, the city’s first highrise project, is shown to the right, while the Real Canadian Superstore is just out of frame to the left.
A rendering of the outside of cannabis dispensary proposed for 10 - 77550 River Road in Tilbury to operated by 1264201 BC Ltd. under the business name 4Twenty Cannabis, as seen in a staff report to Delta council presented on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.

Proposed Tilbury cannabis store headed to public hearing

Dispensary the last of nine proposals received before council’s moratorium on new applications

A rendering of the outside of cannabis dispensary proposed for 10 - 77550 River Road in Tilbury to operated by 1264201 BC Ltd. under the business name 4Twenty Cannabis, as seen in a staff report to Delta council presented on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022.
Delta Literary Arts Society is hosting “Suki’s Reindeer Wish,” a winter-themed production for children, at the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)

Delta Literary Arts Society hosting free all-ages holiday show

Suki’s Reindeer Wish to be staged at North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 10

Delta Literary Arts Society is hosting “Suki’s Reindeer Wish,” a winter-themed production for children, at the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)
Delta Photo Club is presenting a Zoom workshop, “The Power and Benefits of a Creative Image Series,” with award-winning photographer Rick Hulbert on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Rick Hulbert/Delta Photo Club/Submitted photo)

Power of ‘creative image series’ subject of Delta Photo Club workshop

Zoom presentation featuring award-winning photographer Rick Hubert Dec. 7

Delta Photo Club is presenting a Zoom workshop, “The Power and Benefits of a Creative Image Series,” with award-winning photographer Rick Hulbert on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Rick Hulbert/Delta Photo Club/Submitted photo)
Recently retired nine-term city councillor Bruce McDonald was named Citizen of the Year at the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s 71st annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards, held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at Tsawwassen Springs. (James Smith photo)

Bruce McDonald named Citizen of the Year at Delta Chamber awards

Longtime councillor among winners honoured at 71st annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards on Nov. 18

Recently retired nine-term city councillor Bruce McDonald was named Citizen of the Year at the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s 71st annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards, held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at Tsawwassen Springs. (James Smith photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Police investigating indecent act near North Delta high school

Witness reports seeing a man masturbating in the woods behind Burnsview Secondary on Nov. 18

(Delta Police Department photo)
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of North Delta, in partnership with the CIty of Delta, have created a new "ecological park for children" at the western end of the Huff Hydro Park Reserve in North Delta. (Rotary Club of North Delta/submitted photo)

North Delta Rotary builds new ‘ecological park for children’

Finishing touches to new park at western end of Huff Hydro Park Reserve coming in spring

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of North Delta, in partnership with the CIty of Delta, have created a new "ecological park for children" at the western end of the Huff Hydro Park Reserve in North Delta. (Rotary Club of North Delta/submitted photo)
The Delta Literary Arts Society is holding the next installment of its bi-monthly InkWellTold reading-in-conversation series on Nov. 26, 2022 at the North Delta Centre for the Arts. The event will focus on “writing with a purpose” and feature writer/instructor Taslim Jaffer and advocate/author Daniel Pearse. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)

North Delta author talk to focus on drive to write personal stories

Delta Literary Arts Society event on Nov. 26 the latest installment of InkWellTold series

The Delta Literary Arts Society is holding the next installment of its bi-monthly InkWellTold reading-in-conversation series on Nov. 26, 2022 at the North Delta Centre for the Arts. The event will focus on “writing with a purpose” and feature writer/instructor Taslim Jaffer and advocate/author Daniel Pearse. (Delta Literary Arts Society image)