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Jonathan Wu, 16, and Caden Chen, 16, from Sungod Skating Club are off to Regina, Sask. to compete in the Skate Canada Challenge Dec. 1-5 at Regina’s Evraz Place sport complex event in the hopes of securing a spot on the B.C. provincial team in advance of the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. (Sungod Skating Club/submitted photos)

North Delta figure skaters competing this weekend for spots at nationals

Sungod Skating Club’s Jonathan Wu, Caden Chen competing at Skate Canada Challenge in Regina Dec. 1-5

Jonathan Wu, 16, and Caden Chen, 16, from Sungod Skating Club are off to Regina, Sask. to compete in the Skate Canada Challenge Dec. 1-5 at Regina’s Evraz Place sport complex event in the hopes of securing a spot on the B.C. provincial team in advance of the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships. (Sungod Skating Club/submitted photos)
Erik Valdez, who plays Kyle Cushing on the Warner Bros. drama <em>Superman and </em><em>Lois</em>, recorded a message of support to help kick off Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s 2021 Gift of Speech holiday campaign. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)

Help Reach give the Gift of Speech this holiday season

Society kicked off Gift of Speech holiday campaign Nov. 30; aims to provide speech therapy for 50 kids

Erik Valdez, who plays Kyle Cushing on the Warner Bros. drama <em>Superman and </em><em>Lois</em>, recorded a message of support to help kick off Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s 2021 Gift of Speech holiday campaign. (Reach Child and Youth Development Society photo)
Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight and North Delta resident Lorna Court celebrate the best of local business at the 70th annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards on Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/submitted photo)

Delta’s business community celebrated at Hats Off to Excellence Awards

Seven awards were handed out as the event returned to an in-person format on Friday, Nov. 19

Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Jill McKnight and North Delta resident Lorna Court celebrate the best of local business at the 70th annual Hats Off to Excellence Awards on Nov. 19, 2021. (Delta Chamber of Commerce/submitted photo)
Four new community safety officers will be joining regular Delta police officers on the job beginning in December. The newly-created positions will serve an “observing and reporting role,” according to a DPD press release. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police launching community safety officer pilot program

Four new CSOs to join regular DPD officers this December in an ‘observing and reporting role’

Four new community safety officers will be joining regular Delta police officers on the job beginning in December. The newly-created positions will serve an “observing and reporting role,” according to a DPD press release. (Delta Police Department photo)
Interior of the Seed & Stone location at 901 Gordon Street in Victoria. On Monday (Nov. 22, Delta council approved a Seed & Stone dispensary at 616 Chester Road on Annacis Island. (Jay Wallace photo)

Delta council approves first cannabis dispensary

The Seed & Stone brand dispensary will open at 616 Chester Road on Annacis Island

Interior of the Seed & Stone location at 901 Gordon Street in Victoria. On Monday (Nov. 22, Delta council approved a Seed & Stone dispensary at 616 Chester Road on Annacis Island. (Jay Wallace photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Nov. 14 to 20, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

COVID-19 cases in Delta hold steady for third straight week

Delta had 23 cases for the week of Nov. 14 to 20; 176 fewer cases across the Fraser Health region

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Nov. 14 to 20, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is set to open at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue). The new facility, which will be operated by the Surrey-based Phoenix Society, is tentatively scheduled to open on Dec. 1 with space for 15 guests under COVID-19 public health restrictions. (James Smith photo)

Extreme weather shelter to open in North Delta next month

Located at New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue), the shelter is tentatively scheduled to open Dec. 1.

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter is set to open at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue). The new facility, which will be operated by the Surrey-based Phoenix Society, is tentatively scheduled to open on Dec. 1 with space for 15 guests under COVID-19 public health restrictions. (James Smith photo)
“f(x)=x,” a math-themed kindness meter designed by Seaquam Secondary grad Kyla Dooley located outside Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta. The City of Delta has installed five kindness meters, all designed and painted by Delta students, around the city to collect spare change for local organizations. (City of Delta photos)

Student art showcased on Delta ‘kindness meters’

Money collected in the public art pieces goes to local non-profits supporting Delta residents

“f(x)=x,” a math-themed kindness meter designed by Seaquam Secondary grad Kyla Dooley located outside Sungod Recreation Centre in North Delta. The City of Delta has installed five kindness meters, all designed and painted by Delta students, around the city to collect spare change for local organizations. (City of Delta photos)
The Delta Police Department is expanding its use of body-worn cameras in November to include officers serving in the traffic section. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police to use body-worn cameras during some traffic stops

Traffic section officers to join DPD’s violence suppression team in wearing the cameras

The Delta Police Department is expanding its use of body-worn cameras in November to include officers serving in the traffic section. (Delta Police Department photo)
Delta Police Const. Geoff Young with the Cessna 172 he used to fly his former neighbours and their dog home after they were stranded between two landslides on Highway 7 on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)

Delta police officer flies home former neighbours stranded by flood

Former commercial pilot helped the couple get home after they were caught between landslides on Hwy. 7

Delta Police Const. Geoff Young with the Cessna 172 he used to fly his former neighbours and their dog home after they were stranded between two landslides on Highway 7 on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)
Alex Fraser Bridge, looking southbound from Annacis Island. (James Smith photo)

Weekend lane closures scheduled for Alex Fraser Bridge

Two lanes southbound, three northbound, from 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 to 4 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22

Alex Fraser Bridge, looking southbound from Annacis Island. (James Smith photo)
The City of Delta is suspending collection of glass materials for recycling, effective Nov. 22, due to recent flooding at receiving facilities and flood-related road closures. (Black Press Media file photo)

City of Delta suspends collection of glass recycling due to flood

Recycle BC to stop accepting glass and styrofoam effective Nov. 22 due to flooding and road closures

The City of Delta is suspending collection of glass materials for recycling, effective Nov. 22, due to recent flooding at receiving facilities and flood-related road closures. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Delta Community Foundation (previously the Delta Foundation) is debuting a new name and logo that “identifies the importance of the three communities of Delta coming together to build community” this Friday evening (Nov. 19) as it launches its “Be a Community Builder” capital campaign at the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala. (Delta Community Foundation image)

New look, new name for Delta Community Foundation

The formerly-named Delta Foundation launches its “Be a Community Builder” capital campaign Nov. 19

The Delta Community Foundation (previously the Delta Foundation) is debuting a new name and logo that “identifies the importance of the three communities of Delta coming together to build community” this Friday evening (Nov. 19) as it launches its “Be a Community Builder” capital campaign at the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Hats Off to Excellence Awards Gala. (Delta Community Foundation image)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Nov. 6 to 13, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Number of active COVID-19 cases in Delta holds steady

Delta had 22 cases for the week of Nov. 7 to 13; 176 fewer cases across the Fraser Health region

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Nov. 6 to 13, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Director Michelle Carlisle (fourth from right) and the members of Fluterrific practice at the new North Delta Centre for the Arts. (submitted photo)

North Delta-based flute ensemble to perform at new arts centre Sunday

Fluterrific’s performance will be the first in-person concert at the new North Delta Centre for the Arts

Director Michelle Carlisle (fourth from right) and the members of Fluterrific practice at the new North Delta Centre for the Arts. (submitted photo)
Little House Society’s Tsawwassen facility. (submitted photo)

Delta invited to ‘paint a little house at Little House’

Community art project to celebrate merger of Tsawwassen’s Little House Society and Phoenix Society

Little House Society’s Tsawwassen facility. (submitted photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Thefts from vehicles down, collisions up in Delta during third quarter of 2021

Persons crimes have decreased slightly compared last quarter

(Delta Police Department photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta decreased again last week

Delta had 22 cases for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, eight fewer than the week before

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Delta Naturalists Society has released a series of new brochures aimed at helping residents learn more about the plants and wildlife that call Delta home. (Delta Naturalists Society/submitted photo)

Local flora and fauna focus of new Delta Naturalists brochures

The pamphlets cover ‘every variety of local animal and plant, large and small’

Delta Naturalists Society has released a series of new brochures aimed at helping residents learn more about the plants and wildlife that call Delta home. (Delta Naturalists Society/submitted photo)
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Anmol Jagat, who was left his residence near 114th Street and 80th Avenue in North Delta at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)

Backpack belonging to missing North Delta man found

Anmol Jagat was last seen leaving his home near 114th Street and 80th Avenue at 12:45 a.m. on Oct. 24

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Anmol Jagat, who was left his residence near 114th Street and 80th Avenue in North Delta at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. (Delta Police Department/submitted photo)