James Smith

Monisha Jassi (right), then-facilitator for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Punjabi Speaking Parents Support and Information Group, and Dr. Miriam Elfert (right) are interviewed on The Harjinder Thind Show on RedFM on March 18, 2020. The interview aimed to alleviate stigma and raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the supports available to parents with South Asian listeners. (Submitted photo)

Reach Society re-starting support group for Punjabi-speaking parents

The free group will meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of each month, starting Feb. 25

Monisha Jassi (right), then-facilitator for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Punjabi Speaking Parents Support and Information Group, and Dr. Miriam Elfert (right) are interviewed on The Harjinder Thind Show on RedFM on March 18, 2020. The interview aimed to alleviate stigma and raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the supports available to parents with South Asian listeners. (Submitted photo)
Patients at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner will have to transfer to other facilities, at least temporarily, as Fraser Health and the Delta Hospice Society have been unable to agree on terms to seamlessly transition operational control of the facility. (James Smith photo)

Patients at Delta hospice to be transferred pending take over by Fraser Health

Fraser Health, Delta Hospice Society unable to agree on terms for ‘seamless transition’

Patients at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner will have to transfer to other facilities, at least temporarily, as Fraser Health and the Delta Hospice Society have been unable to agree on terms to seamlessly transition operational control of the facility. (James Smith photo)
Delta Secondary student, Brennan Katsube (left) and Seaquam Secondary student Amit Sharma, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s 2020 scholarship winners. Katsube was awarded the Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, while Sharma was awarded the foundation’s namesake scholarship. (Submitted photos)

Hospital foundation offering scholarships for Delta students

Applications open now for Delta students graduating in 2021; deadline to apply is April 30

Delta Secondary student, Brennan Katsube (left) and Seaquam Secondary student Amit Sharma, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s 2020 scholarship winners. Katsube was awarded the Robert T. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, while Sharma was awarded the foundation’s namesake scholarship. (Submitted photos)
The Delta Heritage Society and the Delta Archives are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying the people in this photograph, thought to be a photo of a fishermen’s party or community dance that took place at Sunbury Hall around 1980. (Submitted photo)

Know anyone in this photo? Delta Heritage Society, archives want to hear from you

The photo is thought to be of a fishermen’s party or community dance at Sunbury Hall circa 1980

The Delta Heritage Society and the Delta Archives are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying the people in this photograph, thought to be a photo of a fishermen’s party or community dance that took place at Sunbury Hall around 1980. (Submitted photo)
Seaquam Secondary student Yiu Him “Vincent” Chung achieved a perfect score in the 2020 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, which he wrote on Oct. 29, 2020. His score of 80/80, which has seldom been achieved at the competition, has earned him a spot in the Canadian Mathematics Olympiad next month. (Submitted photo)

Perfect score earns North Delta student top marks at national math competition

Seaquam Secondary’s Vincent Chung will compete in the Canadian Mathematics Olympiad next month

Seaquam Secondary student Yiu Him “Vincent” Chung achieved a perfect score in the 2020 Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, which he wrote on Oct. 29, 2020. His score of 80/80, which has seldom been achieved at the competition, has earned him a spot in the Canadian Mathematics Olympiad next month. (Submitted photo)
Signs for Delta North candidates Jet Sunner (BC Liberals), Neema Manral (BC Greens) and Ravi Kahlon (BC NDP) at the corner of Scott Road and 64th Avenue on Oct. 13, 2020. (James Smith photo)

NDP out-spent opponents in race for Delta North

Meanwhile, BC Liberals spent nearly eight times more in Delta South than NDP, Green Party combined

Signs for Delta North candidates Jet Sunner (BC Liberals), Neema Manral (BC Greens) and Ravi Kahlon (BC NDP) at the corner of Scott Road and 64th Avenue on Oct. 13, 2020. (James Smith photo)
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 the 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)

City aims to take over lease from Delta Hospice Society

Harvie pitches Delta take over lease of the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care

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 the 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)
Surrey resident Marianna Paulson has walked every residential street in North Delta and White Rock since the pandemic began, and is now tackling Tsawwassen. This tiny park located at 7565 Garfield Dr. in North Delta has two benches, a small patch of grass and offers sweeping views of South Delta and Boundary Bay, and is one the favourite spots Paulson discovered on her walks. (James Smith photo)

Surrey woman fights pandemic stress by walking all of North Delta, White Rock

Marianna Paulson walked every residential street in each community and is now tackling Tsawwassen

Surrey resident Marianna Paulson has walked every residential street in North Delta and White Rock since the pandemic began, and is now tackling Tsawwassen. This tiny park located at 7565 Garfield Dr. in North Delta has two benches, a small patch of grass and offers sweeping views of South Delta and Boundary Bay, and is one the favourite spots Paulson discovered on her walks. (James Smith photo)
Fraser Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre over on Jan. 22. Since the outbreak was declared on Nov. 1, 2020, the East Delta long-term care facility saw a total of 65 cases — 26 residents and 39 staff — and eight residents died. (Google Street View image)

All outbreaks at Delta care facilities over

Fraser Health this week declared outbreaks over at KinVillage, Delta View Care Centre, The Waterford

Fraser Health declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre over on Jan. 22. Since the outbreak was declared on Nov. 1, 2020, the East Delta long-term care facility saw a total of 65 cases — 26 residents and 39 staff — and eight residents died. (Google Street View image)
David Harris donated $153,000 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation on behalf of Delta’s Harris and Burr families to fund critical equipment needs at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Long-time Ladner families fund critical equipment at Delta Hospital

Harris and Burr families donate $153,000 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

David Harris donated $153,000 to Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation on behalf of Delta’s Harris and Burr families to fund critical equipment needs at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Harvie, Kruger to represent Delta on Metro Vancouver board

Delta reps to sit on 11 of 16 standing committees and task forces

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Delta seeks volunteers for anti-racism task force

Council approved creating the Mayor’s Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion and Racism on Sept. 14, 2020

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Volunteers sought for City of Delta committees

Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 5

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)
The Delta Hospice Society operates the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care (pictured) and the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. (The Canadian Press photo)

Fraser Health to evict Delta Hospice Society, open new hospice beds next door

Health authority will serve DHS 30 days’ notice when service agreement expires Feb. 25

The Delta Hospice Society operates the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care (pictured) and the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. (The Canadian Press photo)
Delta View Care Centre (Google Street View image)

16 new COVID-19 cases, one death, in Delta care facilities

Ministry releasing weekly report on long-term care, assisted and independent living facility cases

Delta View Care Centre (Google Street View image)
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Scavenger hunt to promote family literacy in Delta

Delta Kids is holding the free month-long event to celebrate Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27

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The Delta Hospice Soceity operates the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. (James Smith photo)

Mayor urges province, Fraser Health to protect hospice services in Delta

Letter says current Delta Hospice Society board is “determined to sabotage” hospice services

The Delta Hospice Soceity operates the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. (James Smith photo)
Representatives from the Cowell Foundation present the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation a cheque for $250,000 to fund critical surgical and long-term care equipment needs at the hospital. (Submitted photo)

$250,000 donation to fund ‘critical equipment’ needs at Delta Hospital

Cowell Foundation’s donation to support the hospital’s surgical patients and long-term care residents

Representatives from the Cowell Foundation present the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation a cheque for $250,000 to fund critical surgical and long-term care equipment needs at the hospital. (Submitted photo)
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Delta reps on 11 of 14 Metro Vancouver committees

Mayor George Harvie and Coun. Bruce McDonald will both serve as directors on Metro Vancouver’s board

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)
This map illustrates the total number of COVID-19 test positive cases in Greater Vancouver communities from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

UPDATE: 629 new cases of COVID-19 in Delta in last month of 2020

Delta had 1,960 COVID-19 cases from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, roughly a third of which were in December

This map illustrates the total number of COVID-19 test positive cases in Greater Vancouver communities from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)