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Chemposite Inc. owner and founder Sarah Lam (left) presents a cheque for $400,000 to (from left) Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation board chair Andrew Clark, executive director Lisa Hoglund and major giving manager Jodi Stokes. The funds were donated through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund and have been used to fast-track acquisition of critical infection control equipment and fund priority COVID-19 related equipment and infrastructure at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Tilbury manufacturer donates $400K to fund COVID-19 response at Delta Hospital

Chemposite Inc. donation used to fast-track acquisition of critical infection control equipment

Chemposite Inc. owner and founder Sarah Lam (left) presents a cheque for $400,000 to (from left) Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation board chair Andrew Clark, executive director Lisa Hoglund and major giving manager Jodi Stokes. The funds were donated through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund and have been used to fast-track acquisition of critical infection control equipment and fund priority COVID-19 related equipment and infrastructure at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)
Delview Thanks4Giving committee members Alexa Liptak (left) and Amanda Quibing stand with the donation box outside the school’s front entrance. (James Smith photo)

Thanks 4 Giving food drive going drive-thru due to COVID-19

Organizers hope North Delta residents will come to them for Delview Secondary’s annual food drive

Delview Thanks4Giving committee members Alexa Liptak (left) and Amanda Quibing stand with the donation box outside the school’s front entrance. (James Smith photo)
(Submitted photo)

Moonlight Gala going virtual in support of Delta Hospital

Tickets go on sale for the Nov. 7 online event this Friday (Oct. 9)

(Submitted photo)
A mountain of donated plush toys usually await families at Deltassist’s annual Christmas Toy Depot, however this year due to COVID-19 families will be receiving gift cards instead. (James Smith photo)

Deltassist Christmas programs modified due to COVID-19

Toy depot and food hampers to be replaced with gift cards for those who need them

A mountain of donated plush toys usually await families at Deltassist’s annual Christmas Toy Depot, however this year due to COVID-19 families will be receiving gift cards instead. (James Smith photo)
Westland Insurance founder Jeff Wubs and his wife Chris (centre) gifted $140,732 towards infection control and priority surgical equipment at Delta Hospital through Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Wubs family donation buys priority equipment for Delta Hospital

Founder of Westland Insurance’s gift of $140,732 funding new gear for surgical services department

Westland Insurance founder Jeff Wubs and his wife Chris (centre) gifted $140,732 towards infection control and priority surgical equipment at Delta Hospital through Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. (Submitted photo)
Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old B.C. man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

Avid walker George Doi of Langley celebrated a milestone on Sept. 17, when he completed a virtual walk around the world (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies
A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)

B.C. families financially affected by pandemic eligible for grocery gift cards

Program open to struggling families in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley communities

A program has been set up to help families in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley with purchasing food and cleaning supplies. (Submitted image/ Parent Support Services Society of BC)
(Grace Kennedy photo)

Deltassist offering healthy relationships group, immigrant parents seminar

New programs set to begin Wednesday, Sept. 30

(Grace Kennedy photo)
Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Gurdeep Pandher visited Long Beach on Aug. 10, 2020. (Twitter screenshot)
Kevin House (right) chats with a customer at Cloverdale Community Cycles. House is the chief mechanic at the low-cost bike repair shop which recently opened in the parking lot behind Pacific Community Church. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Low-cost bicycle repair shop in Cloverdale overwhelmed by need

Cloverdale Community Cycles shuts doors to new customers for time being

Kevin House (right) chats with a customer at Cloverdale Community Cycles. House is the chief mechanic at the low-cost bike repair shop which recently opened in the parking lot behind Pacific Community Church. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Inside the undefined world of a Rainbow Family gathering in B.C.

Celebrations are underway to mark the annual gathering of the controversial Rainbow Family of Living Light

A ‘welcome home’ signboard on a trail near the site of the gathering. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends

‘I did as I was told and I enjoyed every minute of it’

96-year-old woman scales B.C. butte with help of family, friends
Paul Wilson, from Source It Solutions in Langley, drops the first of two refrigerated shipping containers onto the Pacific Community Church parking lot outside the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. The CCK will use the containers to store food as they’ve seen a surge in demand for their services after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Army & Navy gifts truckloads of food to Cloverdale food bank

COVID-19 demand outstrips supply at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen

Paul Wilson, from Source It Solutions in Langley, drops the first of two refrigerated shipping containers onto the Pacific Community Church parking lot outside the Cloverdale Community Kitchen. The CCK will use the containers to store food as they’ve seen a surge in demand for their services after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
(From left) DHCHF executive director Lisa Hoglund with Dr. John Bining, department head of medical imaging, and Andreas Hochstrasser, site co-ordinator for medical imaging, in front of Delta Hospital’s new CT scanner. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation photo)

New ‘state-of-the-art’ CT scanner for Delta Hospital

$1.7-million campaign completed in record time, says Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

(From left) DHCHF executive director Lisa Hoglund with Dr. John Bining, department head of medical imaging, and Andreas Hochstrasser, site co-ordinator for medical imaging, in front of Delta Hospital’s new CT scanner. (Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation photo)
Helping our Hometown Heroes

Helping our Hometown Heroes

With your tickets, you could win big – and give back

  • Jun 8, 2020
Helping our Hometown Heroes
The Delta Foundation is joining a new partnership of support with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350-million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), to provide a total of $181,000 — up to $75,000 per application — to qualifying non-profits in Delta. (Delta Foundation image)

Emergency funding available for Delta non-profits

Delta Foundation accepting applications for up to $75K through Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund

The Delta Foundation is joining a new partnership of support with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350-million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), to provide a total of $181,000 — up to $75,000 per application — to qualifying non-profits in Delta. (Delta Foundation image)
Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)

Chilliwack grandma says $500,000 Lotto Max win is ‘Extra’ special

‘I will celebrate at home and share the rest with my kids and grandkids’

Chilliwack’s Mary Hnatiw says that winning $500,000 from the May 1, 2020 Lotto Max draw feels ‘Extra’ special. (BC Lottery Corp. photo)
Delta firefighters helped staff at North Delta Secondary pack and distribute food hampers for local families in need through the Delta School District’s Food Security Program on Tuesday, May 12. (Note: the people pictured were six feet apart when this photo was taken. Compression caused by the camera lens can make it appear as though they were closer together.) (James Smith photo)

Delta Firefighters student initiative to support school district food security program

Association to donate $10 for each submitted student poster or essay thanking essential workers

Delta firefighters helped staff at North Delta Secondary pack and distribute food hampers for local families in need through the Delta School District’s Food Security Program on Tuesday, May 12. (Note: the people pictured were six feet apart when this photo was taken. Compression caused by the camera lens can make it appear as though they were closer together.) (James Smith photo)
Delta School District staff are busy assembling and distributing food hampers to 125 families in need across the city each week. (Delta School District photo)

Delta School District staff helping feed local families

District staff assemble and distribute food hampers to 125 families across the city each week

Delta School District staff are busy assembling and distributing food hampers to 125 families in need across the city each week. (Delta School District photo)