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Capt. Reid Martin is leading a team of 14 Delta firefighters on Sunday, April 18 as they each ride 100 kilometres on stationary bikes to raise funds for the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society. (Submitted photo)

Delta firefighters cycling 100 km for charity

Virtual fundraiser this Sunday (April 18) to support Delta Firefighters Charitable Society

Capt. Reid Martin is leading a team of 14 Delta firefighters on Sunday, April 18 as they each ride 100 kilometres on stationary bikes to raise funds for the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society. (Submitted photo)
Seaquam Secondary student Martin Tang has been selected as a 2021 Loran Scholar, joining a cohort of 30 from across Canada. The Loran Award, valued at $100,000, includes annual stipends, tuition waivers from 25 universities, access to funding for summer work experiences, one-on-one mentorship, and annual retreats and gatherings. (Submitted photos)

North Delta student chosen as 2021 Loran Scholar

Seaquam’s Martin Tang one of 30 students across Canada to receive $100,000 Loran Award

Seaquam Secondary student Martin Tang has been selected as a 2021 Loran Scholar, joining a cohort of 30 from across Canada. The Loran Award, valued at $100,000, includes annual stipends, tuition waivers from 25 universities, access to funding for summer work experiences, one-on-one mentorship, and annual retreats and gatherings. (Submitted photos)
Farmers raise slogans during a protest on a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Tens of thousands of farmers descended upon the borders of New Delhi to protest new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Manish Swarup

Delta council stands in solidarity with protesting Indian farmers

Farmers have been protesting for months new laws they say leave them open to corporate exploitation

Farmers raise slogans during a protest on a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Tens of thousands of farmers descended upon the borders of New Delhi to protest new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Manish Swarup
Alex Sangha, Vinay Giridhar, Jaspal Sangha and Kayden Bhangu (clockwise from top) are involved in making “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” a documentary movie about being gay or lesbian in the South Asian community of Metro Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

Sher Vancouver, Delta School District receiving $10,000 in anti-racism funding

Provincial grants for 192 projects addressing anti-Indigenous, anti-Asian and anti-Black racism

Alex Sangha, Vinay Giridhar, Jaspal Sangha and Kayden Bhangu (clockwise from top) are involved in making “Emergence: Out of the Shadows,” a documentary movie about being gay or lesbian in the South Asian community of Metro Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
The Delta Fire Fighters Healthy Snack Program is a new initiative launched in March by the Delta Fire Fighter and Charitable Society. The program currently supports six North Delta schools and will be expanding to many more schools in both North and South Delta in September. (Submitted photo)

Delta firefighters kick off school healthy snack program

Program currently supports six North Delta schools, with plans to expand across Delta come September

The Delta Fire Fighters Healthy Snack Program is a new initiative launched in March by the Delta Fire Fighter and Charitable Society. The program currently supports six North Delta schools and will be expanding to many more schools in both North and South Delta in September. (Submitted photo)
Farmers raise slogans during a protest on a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected the diplomatic scolding Canada’s envoy to India received on Friday, Dec. 4 for his recent comments in support of protesting Indian farmers. Tens of thousands of farmers descended upon the borders of New Delhi to protest new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Manish Swarup

Delta mayor asks council to stand in solidarity with Indian farmers

Council to consider Harvie’s motion on Monday, April 12

Farmers raise slogans during a protest on a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border, India, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected the diplomatic scolding Canada’s envoy to India received on Friday, Dec. 4 for his recent comments in support of protesting Indian farmers. Tens of thousands of farmers descended upon the borders of New Delhi to protest new farming laws that they say will open them to corporate exploitation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Manish Swarup
Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting a four-week online writing workshop this May called “My Mother’s Story.” The program is led by Vancouver actor and author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team, Marilyn Norry. (Submitted photo)

Delta troupe’s writing workshop to focus on telling the life stories of moms

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society hosting four-week ‘My Mother’s Story’ workshop in May

Delta Stageworks Theatre Society is hosting a four-week online writing workshop this May called “My Mother’s Story.” The program is led by Vancouver actor and author, and member of Delta Stageworks’ artistic team, Marilyn Norry. (Submitted photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from March 28 to April 3, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Delta’s active COVID-19 case count continues to climb

199 active cases for the week of March 28 to April 3; most in the city since the week ending Dec. 5

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from March 28 to April 3, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Outdoor pools in North Delta (pictured) and Ladner will reopen for free public swimming on weekends beginning Saturday, May 22, 2021. Weekday sessions will start on Monday, July 5, and cost $3 admission. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)

Delta’s outdoor pools to reopen in May, with fees on weekdays starting in July

Reinstated fees aim to reduce no-shows for pre-booked swim times

Outdoor pools in North Delta (pictured) and Ladner will reopen for free public swimming on weekends beginning Saturday, May 22, 2021. Weekday sessions will start on Monday, July 5, and cost $3 admission. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)
Eliza Olson, pictured here speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve, ended her 32-year tenure as president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society during the non-profit’s AGM on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Grace Kennedy photo)

UPDATE: Olson out as Burns Bog Conservation Society president

New board aims to renew, strengthen relationships with staff, volunteers, members and stakeholders

Eliza Olson, pictured here speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve, ended her 32-year tenure as president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society during the non-profit’s AGM on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Renie D’Aquila, executive director of Reach Child and Youth Development Society (centre), receives a cheque for $4,618.40 from Jane Stark, chair of Tourism Delta (left) and Evangeline Englezos, director of community and government relations of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The donation is the net proceeds from the We Love Delta holiday box campaign last December. (Submitted photo)

We Love Delta holiday campaign nets $4,600 for Reach Society

We Love Delta Holiday Boxes were so popular the mystery gift boxes sold in just two hours

Renie D’Aquila, executive director of Reach Child and Youth Development Society (centre), receives a cheque for $4,618.40 from Jane Stark, chair of Tourism Delta (left) and Evangeline Englezos, director of community and government relations of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The donation is the net proceeds from the We Love Delta holiday box campaign last December. (Submitted photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Two seriously injured in separate collisions in Delta

Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call 604-946-4411

(Delta Police Department photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from March 21 to 27, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta continue to climb

177 active cases for the week of March 21 to 27, the most in the city since the week ending Dec. 5

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from March 21 to 27, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
In a letter to Fraser Health board chair Jim Sinclair and president and CEO Dr. Victoria Lee Jan. 28, Delta Mayor George Harvie pitched the City of Delta become lease holder of the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care building after it is vacated by the Delta Hospice Society. (The Canadian Press photo)

Fraser Health takes over Delta hospice at centre of MAiD controversy

Delta Hospice Society’s service agreement and lease were terminated over board’s refusal to allow MAiD

In a letter to Fraser Health board chair Jim Sinclair and president and CEO Dr. Victoria Lee Jan. 28, Delta Mayor George Harvie pitched the City of Delta become lease holder of the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care building after it is vacated by the Delta Hospice Society. (The Canadian Press photo)
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Delta budget calls for $97 increase in property tax, utility fees

2021 property taxes $2,487, flat rate utility fees $3,644, based on average home value of $939,000

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)
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Delta council votes to allow gas fire pits, heaters; empower police to enforce fire bylaw

Enforcing the bylaw, including responding to fireworks complaints, previously fell to Delta Fire

(Contributed photo)
In early February 2021, RCMP and CBSA officers seized 1,000 kilograms of opium from two freight containers at Deltaport. (RCMP photo)

RCMP, CBSA seize tonne of opium at Delta port

Police followed the shipment to a warehouse in Surrey and arrested five men

In early February 2021, RCMP and CBSA officers seized 1,000 kilograms of opium from two freight containers at Deltaport. (RCMP photo)
North Delta’s Tasty Indian Bistro and Reach Child and Youth Development Society are partnering for a drive-thru edition their popular A Taste of Reach fundraiser on Friday, April 23, 2021. (Submitted photo)

‘A Taste of Reach’ fundraiser going drive-thru for 2021

The 4th annual North Delta fundraiser will take place on Friday, April 23

North Delta’s Tasty Indian Bistro and Reach Child and Youth Development Society are partnering for a drive-thru edition their popular A Taste of Reach fundraiser on Friday, April 23, 2021. (Submitted photo)
Delta Hospital has a much-needed new ultrasound machine courtesy of a $65,000 grant from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation photo)

CMA Foundation grant buys new ultrasound for Delta Hospital

$65,000 grant came from the foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund

Delta Hospital has a much-needed new ultrasound machine courtesy of a $65,000 grant from the Canadian Medical Association Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation photo)
One of the tires on a commercial cargo van stopped during an enforcement blitz on March 16. The tire was worn down past the wear bars into the inner structure, causing inspectors to pull the van off the road. Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police issue 33 tickets during one-day commenrcial vehicle blitz

Police inspected 59 vehicles on March 16, with 31 given “notice and orders” or taken off the road

One of the tires on a commercial cargo van stopped during an enforcement blitz on March 16. The tire was worn down past the wear bars into the inner structure, causing inspectors to pull the van off the road. Delta Police Department photo)