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Tsawwassen artist Gary Nay, pictured here working on his Ladner Village mural in May of 2020, has been commissioned to create an original 150-square-metre work of art for the new Cascades Casino Delta. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)

Delta artist commissioned to create mural for new casino

The 150-square-metre Gary Nay original will be unveiled at the casino’s grand opening this fall

Tsawwassen artist Gary Nay, pictured here working on his Ladner Village mural in May of 2020, has been commissioned to create an original 150-square-metre work of art for the new Cascades Casino Delta. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)
John Darras, Delta Pride Society president, at the society’s third Pride picnic in Ladner on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. This year’s event takes place Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Park in Ladner. (Lauren Collins photo)

Happening around Delta: week of Aug. 18

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

John Darras, Delta Pride Society president, at the society’s third Pride picnic in Ladner on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. This year’s event takes place Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Park in Ladner. (Lauren Collins photo)
Sungod Recreation Centre is one of four designated cooling centres in North Delta offering residents air-conditioned respite and bottled water as highs hit 29-35 C inland and around 27 C near the water. (James Smith photo)

Delta cooling centres, misting tents open amid heat warning

Warning issued for Aug. 16-18, with daytime highs of 29-35 C inland and around 27 C near the water

Sungod Recreation Centre is one of four designated cooling centres in North Delta offering residents air-conditioned respite and bottled water as highs hit 29-35 C inland and around 27 C near the water. (James Smith photo)
BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)

VIDEO: B.C. public service workers begin job action amid bargaining breakdown

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith part of picket lineat the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s centre in Delta

BCGEU union members take to the picket line at the BC Liquor Distribution Branch’s Delta distribution centre on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. (James Smith/North Delta Reporter)
Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)

Five job fairs to fill hundreds of positions at new Delta casino

In-person hiring events to be held in Ladner Aug. 16, 18, 23, 24 and 25

Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)
Delta police are asking for the public’s help in locating 38-year-old Ashley Marie Troy of North Delta, last seen the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Missing North Delta woman found

Ashley Marie Troy, 38, was last seen by her family at home the afternoon of Aug. 3

Delta police are asking for the public’s help in locating 38-year-old Ashley Marie Troy of North Delta, last seen the afternoon of Aug. 3, 2022. (Delta Police Department photo)
Delta city hall. (James Smith photo)

All quiet on the election front as Delta candidate deadline nears

Only one mayor, six councillor candidates declared to date; nine vying for seven-seat school board

Delta city hall. (James Smith photo)
The City of Delta is hosting a screening of the feature documentary “Emergence: Out of the Shadows” on Saturday, Aug. 13 at North Delta Centre for the Arts (11425 84 Ave, Delta, BC). (Sher Films image)

Happening around Delta: week of Aug. 11

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

The City of Delta is hosting a screening of the feature documentary “Emergence: Out of the Shadows” on Saturday, Aug. 13 at North Delta Centre for the Arts (11425 84 Ave, Delta, BC). (Sher Films image)
Retired teacher Mary Lou Owen (centre) donated $197,726 towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system for Delta Hospital’s busy emergency department. Story on page 7.

Longtime resident donates over $197K to Delta Hospital ER

Mary Lou Owen’s gift to fund the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system

Retired teacher Mary Lou Owen (centre) donated $197,726 towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art central monitoring system for Delta Hospital’s busy emergency department. Story on page 7.
North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

UPDATE: Outreach services resume at re-opened North Delta library

The George Mackie Library opened its doors Aug. 8 after a two-month closure for renovations

North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)
DPD Const. Joel Thirsk (pictured with CACP EDI committee co-chair Deputy Chief Farica Prince, left, and Axon Public Safety Canada senior vice-president Vishal Dhir, centre) was presented the CACP/Axon Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Quebec City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police/submitted photo)

Delta officer honoured with national police award

Const. Joel Thirsk recognized for his leadership within DPD’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit

DPD Const. Joel Thirsk (pictured with CACP EDI committee co-chair Deputy Chief Farica Prince, left, and Axon Public Safety Canada senior vice-president Vishal Dhir, centre) was presented the CACP/Axon Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Quebec City on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police/submitted photo)
Delta-based alternative/indie chill rock group Gingembre takes the stage at Sungod Recreation Centre on Friday, Aug. 5 for the next edition of the City of Delta’s Concerts in the Park series. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)

Happening around Delta: week of Aug. 4

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

Delta-based alternative/indie chill rock group Gingembre takes the stage at Sungod Recreation Centre on Friday, Aug. 5 for the next edition of the City of Delta’s Concerts in the Park series. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)
Tsawwassen First Nation honoured Chief Ken Baird with a Chieftain Blanketing Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Chief Baird died on Aug. 2, 2022, at age 61. (Tsawwassen First Nation/Facebook photo)

Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Ken Baird dead at 61

Baird, who previously served three terms in the TFN’s legislature, passed away Aug. 2

Tsawwassen First Nation honoured Chief Ken Baird with a Chieftain Blanketing Ceremony on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Chief Baird died on Aug. 2, 2022, at age 61. (Tsawwassen First Nation/Facebook photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Crime severity in Delta up one per cent in 2021: Stats Can

Delta’s Crime Severity Index score was 57.62, well below the provincial and national averages

(Delta Police Department photo)
On Monday, July 25, Delta council approved two applications to open cannabis stores in North Delta, one at one at Scott 72 shopping centre (pictured, 7227 Scott Rd.) to be operated by Queensborough Cannabis Co. and another attached to the Tidewaters Pub and Liquor Store at 10190 River Rd. under the business name Kushi Cannabis Co. (James Smith photo)

Two more cannabis stores approved for North Delta

Eight cannabis stores have been approved in Delta in as many months, four of them in North Delta

On Monday, July 25, Delta council approved two applications to open cannabis stores in North Delta, one at one at Scott 72 shopping centre (pictured, 7227 Scott Rd.) to be operated by Queensborough Cannabis Co. and another attached to the Tidewaters Pub and Liquor Store at 10190 River Rd. under the business name Kushi Cannabis Co. (James Smith photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Missing Delta youth found

Delta police thank all those who assisted in finder her

(Delta Police Department photo)
The Tsawwassen Sun Festival, including the Rotary Parade on BC Day (pictured), returns July 30 to Aug. 1 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. (City of Delta photo)

Happening around Delta: week of July 28

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

The Tsawwassen Sun Festival, including the Rotary Parade on BC Day (pictured), returns July 30 to Aug. 1 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. (City of Delta photo)
First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)

$75K granted to Delta non-profit groups

Reach Society, Take a Hike Foundation, SHER Vancouver, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs among 45 B.C. grantees

First West Foundation, through its Envision Financial Community Endowment, is granting BC Alberta Guide Dogs $15,000 to support its Autism Service Dog Program. (BC & Alberta Guide Dogs/contributed photo)
Sungod Recreation Centre is one of four designated City of Delta cooling centres in North Delta offering residents air-conditioned respite as temperatures hit the mid-30s this week. (James Smith photo)

Delta cooling centres open as temperatures soar

Heat wave expected to last through the week with daytime highs of 31-35 C inland, 25-29 C near water

Sungod Recreation Centre is one of four designated City of Delta cooling centres in North Delta offering residents air-conditioned respite as temperatures hit the mid-30s this week. (James Smith photo)
Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)

Hundreds of jobs to fill at new Delta casino before fall opening

Virtual job fair for dealers on July 28, more events in the coming weeks to staff up to 600 new jobs

Construction of the new Cascades Casino Delta is well under way, and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is looking to fill hundreds of positions before the facility opens this fall. (James Smith photo)