James Smith

(Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police searching for Surrey woman missing at Centennial Beach

Wenyan Lan, 54, reported missing when she didn’t come home from a crabbing/clam digging trip June 14

(Delta Police Department photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 30 to June 5, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta hit lowest point of 2021

51 cases May 30 to June 5; overall number in Fraser Health down for the seventh week in a row

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 30 to June 5, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
North Delta resident Kaushal Parikh is running 90 kilometres around the new North Delta Secondary track in under nine hours on June 13 to raise money for Save the Children’s India COVID-19 Crisis Fund. (Submitted photo)

North Delta man to run 90 km in under 9 hours for India COVID-19 fundraiser

Kaushal Parikh running a virtual ultramarathon at NDSS’s new running track this Sunday (June 13)

North Delta resident Kaushal Parikh is running 90 kilometres around the new North Delta Secondary track in under nine hours on June 13 to raise money for Save the Children’s India COVID-19 Crisis Fund. (Submitted photo)
A proposed 29-storey highrise development in North Delta’s Townline neighbourhood is moving forward after a four-hour-long public hearing on June 8, 2021. (Penmat Mana JV (Delta) Ltd./City of Delta report image)

North Delta highrise project moving forward

Council voted 4-3 to give the project third reading Tuesday evening (June 8)

A proposed 29-storey highrise development in North Delta’s Townline neighbourhood is moving forward after a four-hour-long public hearing on June 8, 2021. (Penmat Mana JV (Delta) Ltd./City of Delta report image)
A new DPD team began targeting gang-related activity on May 15, including checking on individuals who must abide by curfews and conditions. (Delta Police Department photo)

Delta Police anti-gang team made 21 arrests last week

Police seized six prohibited weapons June 2-5, primarily spring-assisted knives and bear spray

A new DPD team began targeting gang-related activity on May 15, including checking on individuals who must abide by curfews and conditions. (Delta Police Department photo)
A big brown bat just hanging out. (Cory Olson photo)

Happening around Delta: week of June 3

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

A big brown bat just hanging out. (Cory Olson photo)
(Delta Police Department/Twitter photo)

Delta police hand out over 600 tickets during road safety week

14 tickets for impaired driving, 4 drivers charged in week-long focus on driver education, awareness

(Delta Police Department/Twitter photo)
People sing and drum outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Delta mayor pens letter to Trudeau, calling for action on residential school burial sites

In letter, Harvie calls for implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action

People sing and drum outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nick Fehr runs the bases during a North Delta Challenger Baseball event pre-COVID. (Submitted photo)

North Delta soccer, baseball clubs team up for accessible multi-sport program

The Challenger Sports Clinic will be available this fall for local children, teens with disabilities

Nick Fehr runs the bases during a North Delta Challenger Baseball event pre-COVID. (Submitted photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 23 to 29, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Active COVID-19 cases in Delta lowest since early February

71 cases May 23-29; overall number in Fraser Health down for the sixth week in a row

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 23 to 29, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
A new DPD team began targeting gang-related activity on May 15, including checking on individuals who must abide by curfews and conditions. (Delta Police Department photo)

24 people arrested by Delta Police anti-gang team last week

Police seized three prohibited weapons — all spring-assisted knives — during three different stops

A new DPD team began targeting gang-related activity on May 15, including checking on individuals who must abide by curfews and conditions. (Delta Police Department photo)
The Delta School District held a ceremony at the school board office in Ladner Tuesday morning (June 1) to honour the 215 children found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops and all those impacted by the residential school system. Attendees hung 215 orange hearts on cedar trees planted this spring as part of the district’s Giving Tree Project, and placed children’s shoes around the central tree. (Delta School District photo)

Delta School District honours residential school victims

215 orange hearts were hung on cedar trees, with children’s shoes placed around the central tree

The Delta School District held a ceremony at the school board office in Ladner Tuesday morning (June 1) to honour the 215 children found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops and all those impacted by the residential school system. Attendees hung 215 orange hearts on cedar trees planted this spring as part of the district’s Giving Tree Project, and placed children’s shoes around the central tree. (Delta School District photo)
Students at Sands Secondary are holding a pair of electronic waste collection events June 19-20 and July 10-17 in hopes of providing refurbished items for charities and, if all goes well, winning a $10,000 prize for their school. Pictured (clockwise, from top) are teachers Bryce Murray and Lindsay Viveiros, and student organizers Sumreet Kaur Bains, Parveer Singh Gill and Parneet Kaur Gill. (Submitted photo)

North Delta students collecting e-waste to refurbish, recycle

Items collected will be refurbished if possible and donated to charity

Students at Sands Secondary are holding a pair of electronic waste collection events June 19-20 and July 10-17 in hopes of providing refurbished items for charities and, if all goes well, winning a $10,000 prize for their school. Pictured (clockwise, from top) are teachers Bryce Murray and Lindsay Viveiros, and student organizers Sumreet Kaur Bains, Parveer Singh Gill and Parneet Kaur Gill. (Submitted photo)
Flags at all City of Delta civic buildings will be flown at half-mast for 215 hours, one hour for each of the 215 children discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)

Flags across Delta at half-mast to honour victims of Kamloops residential school

Flags lowered for 215 hours, one for each victim whose remains were found at the school

Flags at all City of Delta civic buildings will be flown at half-mast for 215 hours, one hour for each of the 215 children discovered on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (City of Delta/Twitter photo)
Deltassist Family and Community Services Society’s North Delta office, located at 9097 Scott Road. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Over $614,000 for Delta-based social service groups

More than a dozen local organizations set to receive B.C. Community Gaming Grants program grants

Deltassist Family and Community Services Society’s North Delta office, located at 9097 Scott Road. (Grace Kennedy photo)
One person is in police custody following an alleged stabbing in North Delta in the 11800-block of 80th Avenue around 4 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: One in custody after alleged stabbing in North Delta

Police say the incident is not connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict

One person is in police custody following an alleged stabbing in North Delta in the 11800-block of 80th Avenue around 4 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Burnsview Secondary student Kushal Mujral is one of 100 graduating students from across Canada selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship this year. Mujral will be studying software engineering at the University of Waterloo in the fall. (Submitted photo)

North Delta student awarded $100,000 STEM scholarship

Burnsview Secondary’s Kushal Mujral to study software engineering at University of Waterloo this fall

Burnsview Secondary student Kushal Mujral is one of 100 graduating students from across Canada selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship this year. Mujral will be studying software engineering at the University of Waterloo in the fall. (Submitted photo)
This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 16 to 22, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

Number of active COVID-19 cases in Delta continues to fall

95 cases May 16-22; overall number in Fraser Health down for the fifth week in a row

This map illustrates the number of active COVID-19 cases in Greater Vancouver from May 16 to 22, 2021. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
Delta police were executing a warrant at a suspected illegal drug lab in the 11700-block of 92nd Avenue in North Delta on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (DPD Chief Neil Dubord/Twitter photo)

UPDATE: Police on scene of suspected drug lab in North Delta

Police executing warrant at a suspected illegal drug lab in the 11700-block of 92nd Avenue

Delta police were executing a warrant at a suspected illegal drug lab in the 11700-block of 92nd Avenue in North Delta on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. (DPD Chief Neil Dubord/Twitter photo)
Rod Winning (centre) from the South Delta Artist’s Guild delivers donations for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism, to be held June 13-28, 2021. Also pictured are Reach Society volunteer Linda Edwards (left) and Reach development manager Kristin Bibbs (right). (Submitted photo)

Delta artists donate works for second annual Reach fundraiser

Reach Society’s second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism will run June 13-28

Rod Winning (centre) from the South Delta Artist’s Guild delivers donations for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s second annual Reach for Beauty: Art Auction for Autism, to be held June 13-28, 2021. Also pictured are Reach Society volunteer Linda Edwards (left) and Reach development manager Kristin Bibbs (right). (Submitted photo)