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An early morning motorcycle accident closed the intersection where Water Ave. meets Old Hope Princeton Road Thursday. The Independent Investigations Office has also been called in to investigate. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)

Man dead after motorcycle crash in Hope, police watchdog says

Thursday’s crash is still being investigated by the IIO

An early morning motorcycle accident closed the intersection where Water Ave. meets Old Hope Princeton Road Thursday. The Independent Investigations Office has also been called in to investigate. (Sarah Gawdin/Hope Standard)
Greg Hemingway pushing Jim Ryan over to see paragliders landing in the field in Harrison Mills. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: Quadriplegic man takes flight over Harrison Mills

Jim Ryan hasn’t moved his arms or legs for three years, but that didn’t stop him from paragliding

Greg Hemingway pushing Jim Ryan over to see paragliders landing in the field in Harrison Mills. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
A wolverine was spotted near The Front in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, April 25.                                 (Harrison Hot Springs News and VIews/Facebook)

Harrison wolverine sighting ‘exciting’ for biologist

Wolverines have huge territories and seeing them near human settlement is not very common

A wolverine was spotted near The Front in Harrison Hot Springs on Thursday, April 25.                                 (Harrison Hot Springs News and VIews/Facebook)
Max Newhouse in his studio. Cards for his Canadian game are laid out in front of him, while images of the Canadian flag and the RCMP musical ride hang on the wall behind him. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

VIDEO: B.C. artist celebrates Nunavut’s anniversary with a deck of cards

Max Newhouse is celebrating Nunavut’s coming of age with a card game that makes the territory king

Max Newhouse in his studio. Cards for his Canadian game are laid out in front of him, while images of the Canadian flag and the RCMP musical ride hang on the wall behind him. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Kent Institution is investigating after nearly $87,000 in contraband was seized on March 25. (Google Maps)

Steroids, heroin, drone and cellphones seized from outside B.C. prison

The maximum security prison is investigating the incident, Corrections Canada says

Kent Institution is investigating after nearly $87,000 in contraband was seized on March 25. (Google Maps)
Lucky (front) and Olive in their chicken run. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

B.C. couple goes on ‘chicken wrangling mission’ to give Lucky a new home

Lucky was found soaked under a trailer. Now she’s living the good life as a pampered pet

Lucky (front) and Olive in their chicken run. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Pink Shirt Day (Feb. 27, 2019) is meant to promote the anti-bullying message. (Unsplash)

In their words: Lower Mainland students talk about bullying in today’s world

Although cyber-bullying is prominent, physical bullying hasn’t gone away

Pink Shirt Day (Feb. 27, 2019) is meant to promote the anti-bullying message. (Unsplash)
All pools are closed at Harrison Hot Springs until further notice, on Feb. 22, 2019. (Frank Klassen/Black Press Media)

Harrison Hot Springs Resort pools reopen after Fraser Health closure

The closure came after complaints from people who got rashes after using the pool

All pools are closed at Harrison Hot Springs until further notice, on Feb. 22, 2019. (Frank Klassen/Black Press Media)
Khalsa’s Avnoot Waraich heads down the court, pursued by Agassiz’s Rionna Vander Wyk (right) and Hailey Baumfield (left). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Surrey’s Khalsa Lions take in bronze in Fraser Valleys

The senior girls team will be heading to the provincials for the first time in the school’s history

Khalsa’s Avnoot Waraich heads down the court, pursued by Agassiz’s Rionna Vander Wyk (right) and Hailey Baumfield (left). (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
All pools are closed at Harrison Hot Springs until further notice, on Feb. 22, 2019. (Frank Klassen/Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

All pools are closed at Harrison Hot Springs until further notice, on Feb. 22, 2019. (Frank Klassen/Black Press Media)
(From left to right) Sam Cummings, Bradley Lambert, Jacob Andresen and Lucas Davies are The Oakstones. (Contributed photo)

North Delta band blends sounds of the ’70s with modern rock

The Oakstones are making a splash with a retro sound in an online music world

(From left to right) Sam Cummings, Bradley Lambert, Jacob Andresen and Lucas Davies are The Oakstones. (Contributed photo)
Const. Kelly Seib will be swimming for 12 hours straight in Sungod Recreation Centre’s pool to raise money for Tashina Janus’ brain. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta police officer to hold ‘marathon swim’ for local brain cancer patient

Const. Kelly Seib will swim for 12 hours straight to raise funds for Tashina Janus’ cancer treatment

Const. Kelly Seib will be swimming for 12 hours straight in Sungod Recreation Centre’s pool to raise money for Tashina Janus’ brain. (Grace Kennedy photo)
DPD Chief Constable Neil Dubord. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta Police Department year in review

Chief Neil Dubord discusses the highs and lows of 2018 and offers a look at what’s in store for 2019

DPD Chief Constable Neil Dubord. (Delta Police Department photo)
Grace Kennedy doing what it takes to get the perfect shot of the 38th annual Polar Bear Swim at Centennial Beach in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Jan. 1, 2018. (Marlene Graham photo)

COLUMN: No good way to say goodbye

Reporter Grace Kennedy bids North Delta a fond farewell after two years at the North Delta Reporter

Grace Kennedy doing what it takes to get the perfect shot of the 38th annual Polar Bear Swim at Centennial Beach in Boundary Bay Regional Park on Jan. 1, 2018. (Marlene Graham photo)
Seaquam Secondary’s current sign will soon be replaced with an electronic message board. (Grace Kennedy photo)

North Delta’s Seaquam Secondary getting new electronic sign

The change would allow for better and easier messaging, principal says

Seaquam Secondary’s current sign will soon be replaced with an electronic message board. (Grace Kennedy photo)
The location of the future CEFA building near North Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)

Two early-learning schools coming to Delta area in 2019

The CEFA schools will have childcare spaces for kids aged one to five

The location of the future CEFA building near North Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)
(At right) Makayla Bennett, Jennyka Cozzuol and Emma Vanderlee collected more than 75 toys (bottom left) and raised $2,200 for BC Childrens Hospital (top left) this holiday season. (Photos submitted)

North Delta girls collect toys, $2,200 in cash for BC Children’s Hospital

Makayla Bennett, Jennyka Cozzuol and Emma Vanderlee beat last year’s total by $1,000

(At right) Makayla Bennett, Jennyka Cozzuol and Emma Vanderlee collected more than 75 toys (bottom left) and raised $2,200 for BC Childrens Hospital (top left) this holiday season. (Photos submitted)
(Back row, from left) Mehar Grewal, Sands principal Aaron Akune, Jasman Kandola, alumna Vidisha Challa, alumna Abbie Brar, alumnus Will Mann-Maxwell, alumnus Devin Thandi and alumnus Yoovi Vasudev. (Front row, from left) Anna Wong, Jaidyn Sandhu, Simran Gandhi, Joseph Boban and Devansh Vasdev. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Students, alumni reunite for third year of North Delta after-school program

The holiday event at Sands Secondary saw IDEAs organizers from all three years return to the school

(Back row, from left) Mehar Grewal, Sands principal Aaron Akune, Jasman Kandola, alumna Vidisha Challa, alumna Abbie Brar, alumnus Will Mann-Maxwell, alumnus Devin Thandi and alumnus Yoovi Vasudev. (Front row, from left) Anna Wong, Jaidyn Sandhu, Simran Gandhi, Joseph Boban and Devansh Vasdev. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Cloverdale’s 176 Street in 1963. (Courtesy of the Surrey Archives/SA1992.036.253)

INVESTIGATION: Where is Cloverdale?

It’s a question that has dogged city planners and residents for decades

Cloverdale’s 176 Street in 1963. (Courtesy of the Surrey Archives/SA1992.036.253)
Sean McGill, Delta’s new city manager. (City of Delta photo)

Sean McGill named Delta’s new city manager

McGill was chosen by city council to take over the role left vacant by George Harvie in May

Sean McGill, Delta’s new city manager. (City of Delta photo)
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