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BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)

VIDEO: B.C. public service workers begin job action amid bargaining breakdown

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith part of picket lineat the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s centre in Delta

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)
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)

Five job fairs to fill hundreds of positions at new Delta casino

In-person hiring events to be held in Ladner Aug. 16, 18, 23, 24 and 25

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)
Delta police are asking for the public’s help in locating 38-year-old Ashley Marie Troy of North Delta, last seen the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Missing North Delta woman found

Ashley Marie Troy, 38, was last seen by her family at home the afternoon of Aug. 3

Delta police are asking for the public’s help in locating 38-year-old Ashley Marie Troy of North Delta, last seen the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)
Delta city hall. (James Smith photo)

All quiet on the election front as Delta candidate deadline nears

Only one mayor, six councillor candidates declared to date; nine vying for seven-seat school board

Delta city hall. (James Smith photo)
Retired teacher Mary Lou Owen (centre) donated $197,726 towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system for Delta Hospital’s busy emergency department. Story on page 7.

Longtime resident donates over $197K to Delta Hospital ER

Mary Lou Owen’s gift to fund the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system

Retired teacher Mary Lou Owen (centre) donated $197,726 towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system for Delta Hospital’s busy emergency department. Story on page 7.
North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

UPDATE: Outreach services resume at re-opened North Delta library

The George Mackie Library opened its doors Aug. 8 after a two-month closure for renovations

North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)
DPD Const. Joel Thirsk (pictured with CACP EDI committee co-chair Deputy Chief Farica Prince, left, and Axon Public Safety Canada senior vice-president Vishal Dhir, centre) was presented the CACP/Axon Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Quebec City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police/submitted photo)

Delta officer honoured with national police award

Const. Joel Thirsk recognized for his leadership within DPD’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit

DPD Const. Joel Thirsk (pictured with CACP EDI committee co-chair Deputy Chief Farica Prince, left, and Axon Public Safety Canada senior vice-president Vishal Dhir, centre) was presented the CACP/Axon Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Quebec City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police/submitted photo)
Tsawwassen First Nation honoured Chief Ken Baird with a Chieftain Blanketing Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Chief Baird died on Aug. 2, 2022, at age 61. (Tsawwassen First Nation/Facebook photo)

Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Ken Baird dead at 61

Baird, who previously served three terms in the TFN’s legislature, passed away Aug. 2

Tsawwassen First Nation honoured Chief Ken Baird with a Chieftain Blanketing Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Chief Baird died on Aug. 2, 2022, at age 61. (Tsawwassen First Nation/Facebook photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Crime severity in Delta up one per cent in 2021: Stats Can

Delta’s Crime Severity Index score was 57.62, well below the provincial and national averages

(Delta Police Department photo)
On Monday, July 25, Delta council approved two applications to open cannabis stores in North Delta, one at one at Scott 72 shopping centre (pictured, 7227 Scott Rd.) to be operated by Queensborough Cannabis Co. and another attached to the Tidewaters Pub and Liquor Store at 10190 River Rd. under the business name Kushi Cannabis Co. (James Smith photo)

Two more cannabis stores approved for North Delta

Eight cannabis stores have been approved in Delta in as many months, four of them in North Delta

On Monday, July 25, Delta council approved two applications to open cannabis stores in North Delta, one at one at Scott 72 shopping centre (pictured, 7227 Scott Rd.) to be operated by Queensborough Cannabis Co. and another attached to the Tidewaters Pub and Liquor Store at 10190 River Rd. under the business name Kushi Cannabis Co. (James Smith photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Missing Delta youth found

Delta police thank all those who assisted in finder her

(Delta Police Department photo)
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)