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First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)

$75K granted to Delta non-profit groups

Reach Society, Take a Hike Foundation, SHER Vancouver, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs among 45 B.C. grantees

First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)
Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)

Hundreds of jobs to fill at new Delta casino before fall opening

Virtual job fair for dealers on July 28, more events in the coming weeks to staff up to 600 new jobs

Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)
Participants raised over $71,400 at the 2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in Delta on Sunday, May 29. (Delta IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s/Facebook photo)

Delta walk raises over $71,000 for Alzheimer Society

Participants came together at South Delta Secondary May 29 in honour of people affected by dementia

Participants raised over $71,400 at the 2022 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in Delta on Sunday, May 29. (Delta IG Wealth Management Walk For Alzheimer’s/Facebook photo)
The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society has donated $600,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation towards the purchase of critical equipment needs at Delta Hospital. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation/submitted photo)

Auxiliary donates $600K for priority equipment at Delta Hospital

The auxiliary has over 300 volunteers who donate nearly 50,000 hours of services each year

The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society has donated $600,000 to the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation towards the purchase of critical equipment needs at Delta Hospital. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation/submitted photo)
Students from all seven Delta secondary schools have produced a series of anti-racism videos to help educate and activate their fellow students, school district staff and the community at large. (Delta School District video screenshot)

Delta students produce anti-racism educational video

Video first of a series made using a $10,000 provincial grant the district received in 2021

Students from all seven Delta secondary schools have produced a series of anti-racism videos to help educate and activate their fellow students, school district staff and the community at large. (Delta School District video screenshot)
Housekeeping services workers at 18 Fraser Health sites — including Delta Hospital, Mountain View Manor and the Irene Thomas Hospice — will shift back to direct employment by the health authority in July, almost 20 years after the service they provide was contracted out to private companies. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Fraser Health bringing housekeeping services at Delta Hospital in-house

474 housekeeping services workers at 18 sites will become Fraser Health Authority employees in July

Housekeeping services workers at 18 Fraser Health sites — including Delta Hospital, Mountain View Manor and the Irene Thomas Hospice — will shift back to direct employment by the health authority in July, almost 20 years after the service they provide was contracted out to private companies. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Amazon employees from the YVR4 fulfillment center in Delta donated US$10,000 to Earthwise Society on July 6, 2022 and volunteered to help plant trees and other greenery at the organization’s Tsawwassen farm. The donation is the culmination of Amazon’s global Earth Month volunteer competition, which took place in April. (submitted photo)

Amazon employees donate over $12K to Delta’s Earthwise Society

Delta’s YVR4 fulfillment center Canadian winner of Amazon’s global Earth Month volunteer competition

Amazon employees from the YVR4 fulfillment center in Delta donated US$10,000 to Earthwise Society on July 6, 2022 and volunteered to help plant trees and other greenery at the organization’s Tsawwassen farm. The donation is the culmination of Amazon’s global Earth Month volunteer competition, which took place in April. (submitted photo)
One-on-one counselling taking place at Moving Forward Family Services. (submitted photo)

Delta Community Foundation grants $5K to Moving Forward Family Services

Moving Forward offers free short-term, affordable long-term counselling to under-served communities

One-on-one counselling taking place at Moving Forward Family Services. (submitted photo)
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)

Feds invests over $1.4 million in Delta plant-based food producer

Big Mountain Foods 2 to add fully-automated robotic equipment to increase capacity and efficiency

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)
Ground was officially broken on a new five-lane Steveston interchange in Richmond on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The interchange is part of a series of Highway 99 upgrades planned in the lead up to replacing the George Massey Tunnel. (Province of British Columbia photo)

Work set to begin on new five-lane Highway 99 interchange in Richmond

New interchange part of series of projects leading up to replacing the George Massey Tunnel

Ground was officially broken on a new five-lane Steveston interchange in Richmond on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The interchange is part of a series of Highway 99 upgrades planned in the lead up to replacing the George Massey Tunnel. (Province of British Columbia photo)
There were 3,060 crashes in Delta in 2021, according to ICBC data released on June 29, 2022. (ICBC screenshot)

Nearly a third of crashes in Delta in 2021 were along Scott Road

Alex Fraser Bridge had the most crashes of any location; Scott Road intersections were six of top 10

There were 3,060 crashes in Delta in 2021, according to ICBC data released on June 29, 2022. (ICBC screenshot)
Deb Gottschalk, “Best of Show” winner in the 2022 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show. (submitted photo)

PHOTOS: Virtual North Delta garden show winners announced

The 2022 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show ran June 22-26, with prizes awarded June 28

Deb Gottschalk, “Best of Show” winner in the 2022 Sunshine Hills Virtual Garden Show. (submitted photo)
Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)

VIDEO: Delta police investigating after Ladner church’s Pride flag vandalized

DPD has released security camera footage in the hope that the public can help identify the suspect

Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)
Four Winds Brewing Co. raised more than $35,000 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society with its fourth annual Cheers for Children concert fundraiser, held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Market Square in Southlands. Pictured, from left, are Reach marketing and communications manager Alison Martin, Four Winds tasting room manager Seamus Munns, Four Winds creative director Justin Lungoz, Four Winds co-owner Adam Mills, and Reach executive director Renie D’Aquila. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

Annual Cheers for Children concert raises over $35,000 for Delta’s Reach Society

Four Winds Brewing held the event outdoors for the first time on June 17 at Market Square in Southlands

Four Winds Brewing Co. raised more than $35,000 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society with its fourth annual Cheers for Children concert fundraiser, held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Market Square in Southlands. Pictured, from left, are Reach marketing and communications manager Alison Martin, Four Winds tasting room manager Seamus Munns, Four Winds creative director Justin Lungoz, Four Winds co-owner Adam Mills, and Reach executive director Renie D’Aquila. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)
St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, located at 11601 82nd Ave. in North Delta, is hosting its first-ever choir day camp youth ages 8-18 the week of  July 18-24, 2022. (St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church photo)

North Delta church hosting week-long choir day camp

St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church is hosting day camp for youth ages 8-18 the week of July 18-24

St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church, located at 11601 82nd Ave. in North Delta, is hosting its first-ever choir day camp youth ages 8-18 the week of  July 18-24, 2022. (St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church photo)
Hundreds came out to celebrate Canada Day at Chalmers Park in North Delta on July 1, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. (James Smith photo)

PHOTOS: Celebrating Canada Day at North Delta’s Chalmers Park

Hundreds of people took part in the festivities after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions

Hundreds came out to celebrate Canada Day at Chalmers Park in North Delta on July 1, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. (James Smith photo)
The City of Delta, Tourism Delta and the Delta Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new outdoor concert and movie series called “Friday Night Flix” at parks in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta on July 8,15 and 22, respectively. (Tourism Delta photo)

Outdoor concert and movie series coming to three Delta parks

Musician Ranj Singh to play North Delta Community Park followed by screening of Jungle Cruise July 22

The City of Delta, Tourism Delta and the Delta Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new outdoor concert and movie series called “Friday Night Flix” at parks in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta on July 8,15 and 22, respectively. (Tourism Delta photo)
North Delta-based Reckless: The Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams, featuring Sherman Friesen (left) as the voice of Adams, will be performing at the City of Delta’s Canada Day celebration at Chalmers Park. (submitted photo)

Celebrate Canada Day at North Delta’s Chalmers Park

Free family-friendly festivities taking place across Delta after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19

North Delta-based Reckless: The Ultimate Tribute to Bryan Adams, featuring Sherman Friesen (left) as the voice of Adams, will be performing at the City of Delta’s Canada Day celebration at Chalmers Park. (submitted photo)
Devon Gardens Elementary student Ryan Joseph was awarded the Alumni Choice Award at the 2022 BC Heritage Fair for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry. Joseph and Harry are seen here in a photo from Joseph’s heritage fair presentation.

North Delta elementary student wins award at BC Heritage Fair

Ryan Joseph recognized for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry

Devon Gardens Elementary student Ryan Joseph was awarded the Alumni Choice Award at the 2022 BC Heritage Fair for his project about his uncle, Squamish Nation artist Xwalacktun Rick Harry. Joseph and Harry are seen here in a photo from Joseph’s heritage fair presentation.
The Delta Community Foundation has granted Delta Gymnastics $5,000 to address a gap in funding for the Seniors Can Move program. Pictured, left to right, are Delta Community Foundation director Stephanie Gibbs, Seniors Can Move program co-ordinator Richard Woo, Delta Community Foundation grant chair Ammen Dhillon, Delta Community Foundation president Gail Martin and Delta Gymnastics coach Jennifer Watts. (Submitted photo)

Delta-based seniors agility program granted $5,000

‘Seniors Can Move’ designed to improve agility, balance, co-ordination, strength of adults 65 and over

The Delta Community Foundation has granted Delta Gymnastics $5,000 to address a gap in funding for the Seniors Can Move program. Pictured, left to right, are Delta Community Foundation director Stephanie Gibbs, Seniors Can Move program co-ordinator Richard Woo, Delta Community Foundation grant chair Ammen Dhillon, Delta Community Foundation president Gail Martin and Delta Gymnastics coach Jennifer Watts. (Submitted photo)