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This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from July 11 to 17, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta hit 33-week low

Only two cases for the week ending July 17; Delta leads region with vaccination rate of 87 per cent

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from July 11 to 17, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Former NDSS Huskies star Suraj Gahir will join the UVF Cascades for the 2021-22 season after redshirting with California Baptist University’s NCAA Division I program last season. (Submitted photo)

Former North Delta Huskies star Suraj Gahir signs with UFV Cascades

The 6’ 5” guard is returning to B.C. after redshirting with California Baptist University last season

Former NDSS Huskies star Suraj Gahir will join the UVF Cascades for the 2021-22 season after redshirting with California Baptist University’s NCAA Division I program last season. (Submitted photo)
Collisions were up significantly in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same preiod in 2020. (Delta Police Department photo)

Collisions in Delta up significantly in second quarter of 2021

Violent crimes are up five per cent year-to-date, with most of that increase in Q2

Collisions were up significantly in the second quarter of 2021, compared to the same preiod in 2020. (Delta Police Department photo)
This section of parking lot and the adjacent commercial unit at 9015 Scott Road will be converted into a 50-space childcare facility after Delta council approved the project Monday afternoon (July 12). (James Smith photo)

Council approves new 50-space daycare in North Delta

Commercial retail unit and parking lot at the northeast corner of 9015 Scott Road to be converted

This section of parking lot and the adjacent commercial unit at 9015 Scott Road will be converted into a 50-space childcare facility after Delta council approved the project Monday afternoon (July 12). (James Smith photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from July 4 to 10, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Fewer active cases in Delta as city leads health region in vaccinations

Seven cases for the week of July 4 to 10, down three from the week previous

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from July 4 to 10, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
The Da Vinci Experience, on now at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way), allows visitors to walk through the Italian polymath’s life and studio in a fully immersive visual experience and sensory exhibit featuring a 360-degree immersive room, a virtual visit to Da Vinci’s Florence studio, and replicas of his unique inventions reproduced based on the artist’s original drawings. (Submitted photo)

PHOTOS: ‘Immersive’ Da Vinci exhibit in Tsawwassen extended to October

The Da Vinci Experience also adding educational program, learning curriculum for student visits

The Da Vinci Experience, on now at Tsawwassen Mills (5000 Canoe Pass Way), allows visitors to walk through the Italian polymath’s life and studio in a fully immersive visual experience and sensory exhibit featuring a 360-degree immersive room, a virtual visit to Da Vinci’s Florence studio, and replicas of his unique inventions reproduced based on the artist’s original drawings. (Submitted photo)
A brood of ducklings trapped in a storm drain were reunited with their mother thanks to a City of Delta engineering operations team. (City of Delta/Facebook video screen shot)

VIDEO: Ducklings reunited with mother thanks to City of Delta crew

“Reunited and it feels so good…,” sang one of the rescuers

A brood of ducklings trapped in a storm drain were reunited with their mother thanks to a City of Delta engineering operations team. (City of Delta/Facebook video screen shot)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from June 27 to July 3, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta crept up slightly last week

10 cases for the week of June 27 to July 3, up four from the week previous

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from June 27 to July 3, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
(Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Police investigating alleged assault in North Delta park

One man suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the July 6 incident; three others fled the scene

(Delta Police Department photo)
Work is underway to repair a section of Highway 17 in Delta that has settled since the road was completed in 2013. (BC Government/flickr.com photo)

Repairs underway to smooth settled section of Highway 17 in Delta

Project expected to be completed by July 23; road will be reduced to one lane each way

Work is underway to repair a section of Highway 17 in Delta that has settled since the road was completed in 2013. (BC Government/flickr.com photo)
Burns Bog Conservation Society president Derek Zeisman. (Submitted photo)

Delta’s Burns Bog Society elects two new directors at 2021 AGM

AGM held nearly three months after 2020 meeting; resolution passed to apply for federal COVID loan

Burns Bog Conservation Society president Derek Zeisman. (Submitted photo)
A wildfire in Delta that began on July 3, 2016 consumed 78 hectares of Burns Bog before it was fully contained on July 11. (Curtis Kreklau photo)

Delta granted over $77,000 to help prevent wildfires

Tsawwassen First Nation also getting $25,104 via B.C. FireSmart Community Funding and Supports grant

A wildfire in Delta that began on July 3, 2016 consumed 78 hectares of Burns Bog before it was fully contained on July 11. (Curtis Kreklau photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from June 20 to 26, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Only six active COVID-19 cases in Delta for week ending June 26

Half-dozen cases June 20-26 down from 21 the week previous

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from June 20 to 26, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
(Heron Hospice Society of Delta/Facebook photo)

Heron Hospice Society of Delta launching new grief programs

Two new programs, Grief Companions and Relaxation Circle, starting in early July

(Heron Hospice Society of Delta/Facebook photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Missing Surrey woman found deceased in Delta

Wenyan Lan, 54, was reported missing when she didn’t return from a crabbing/clam digging trip June 14

(Delta Police Department photo)
The Delta Police Department launched its new violence suppression team on May 15, 2021 in response to a rise in gang-related violence across the region. (DPD Sgt. Jim Ingram/@cst_jingram/Instagram photo)

Dozen charges stemming from stops by Delta police anti-gang team

DPD’s violence suppression team detained or arrested 75 people in its first four weeks on the streets

The Delta Police Department launched its new violence suppression team on May 15, 2021 in response to a rise in gang-related violence across the region. (DPD Sgt. Jim Ingram/@cst_jingram/Instagram photo)
Delta police are dealing with nine sudden or recently discovered deaths in the 24 hours, from Monday morning through Tuesday morning (June 28-29), prompting renewed warnings about the ongoing wave of extreme heat. By comparison, the DPD has responded to an average of five to seven such calls a month over the past five years. (Delta Police Department/Facebook photo)

Delta police respond to 9 sudden deaths in past 24 hours

Police usually see 5-7 in a given month; urge people check on loved ones as heat wave continues

Delta police are dealing with nine sudden or recently discovered deaths in the 24 hours, from Monday morning through Tuesday morning (June 28-29), prompting renewed warnings about the ongoing wave of extreme heat. By comparison, the DPD has responded to an average of five to seven such calls a month over the past five years. (Delta Police Department/Facebook photo)
The Delta School District is installing three-foot poles with QR codes linking to information about its Giving Tree Project and the significance of cedar trees for local Indigenous peoples at each school and district site, thanks to a pair of recent grants from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Delta Foundation. Pictured, left to right: District vice-principal of Indigenous education Diane Jubinville, Indigenous teacher mentor co-ordinator Cody Forbes, district vice-principal of academy and choice programs Paige Hansen, Indigenous educator and cultural enhancement facilitator Nathan Wilson, Indigenous teacher mentor co-ordinator Heidi Wood, and manager of Indigenous relations for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Dianne Sparrow. (Delta School District/submitted photo)

Pair of grants to help Delta School District enhance reconciliation project

$11,000 from Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Delta Foundation boosts district’s Giving Tree Project

The Delta School District is installing three-foot poles with QR codes linking to information about its Giving Tree Project and the significance of cedar trees for local Indigenous peoples at each school and district site, thanks to a pair of recent grants from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Delta Foundation. Pictured, left to right: District vice-principal of Indigenous education Diane Jubinville, Indigenous teacher mentor co-ordinator Cody Forbes, district vice-principal of academy and choice programs Paige Hansen, Indigenous educator and cultural enhancement facilitator Nathan Wilson, Indigenous teacher mentor co-ordinator Heidi Wood, and manager of Indigenous relations for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Dianne Sparrow. (Delta School District/submitted photo)
Students at Delta’s Farm Roots mini school plant melons in the rain, building up mounds beside previously-planted watermelons, on June 15, 2017. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta School District leases mini school farm to non-profit group

Fresh Roots to grow/sell produce on site; donate part of harvest to local food security organizations

Students at Delta’s Farm Roots mini school plant melons in the rain, building up mounds beside previously-planted watermelons, on June 15, 2017. (Grace Kennedy photo)
North Delta’s Patrick Izett (seen in this undated photo playing for Western Pride F.C. in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia) will join Thompson Rivers University’s men’s soccer team this fall. (Submitted photo)

North Delta’s Izett signs with TRU Wolfpack

Central midfielder expected to bring experience, offence when he joins men’s soccer team this fall

North Delta’s Patrick Izett (seen in this undated photo playing for Western Pride F.C. in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia) will join Thompson Rivers University’s men’s soccer team this fall. (Submitted photo)