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Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Delta reps on 11 of 14 Metro Vancouver committees

Mayor George Harvie and Coun. Bruce McDonald will both serve as directors on Metro Vancouver’s board

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)
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Surrey man charged with drug crimes in connection with Vancouver constable being busted

Police began an investigation into Dilpreet Kooner, 20, of Surrey while they were investigating Constable Neil Logan of the Vancouver Police Department

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SURREY NOW & THEN: Old Stardust building will soon bite the dust to make way for tall tower

Popular roller rink closed 15 years ago, and the single-storey structure has been vacant for a year

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Four patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge’s Baillie House long-term care facility. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

Long-term Maple Ridge care home given all-clear

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak over at Baillie House; declares new outbreak in Delta

Four patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 at Maple Ridge’s Baillie House long-term care facility. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
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South Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 28

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

  • Jan 10, 2021
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(James Smith photo)

North Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 28

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

  • Jan 10, 2021
(James Smith photo)
A real estate sold sign is shown outside a house in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. nbsp;Real estate brokerage Royal LePage says home prices are increasing in Canada’s cottage country, as more buyers look to move there full-time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A real estate sold sign is shown outside a house in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. nbsp;Real estate brokerage Royal LePage says home prices are increasing in Canada’s cottage country, as more buyers look to move there full-time. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Housing needs, transportation and building heights are topics of three City of White Rock surveys for its residents. (Contributed photo)

City of White Rock seeks public input on building heights, transportation

Online surveys follow a November call for input on housing needs

Housing needs, transportation and building heights are topics of three City of White Rock surveys for its residents. (Contributed photo)
Guildford Seniors Village, located in Surrey. (Image: Google Maps)

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at two Surrey long-term care homes

Outbreaks at Suncreek Village and Guildford Seniors Village

Guildford Seniors Village, located in Surrey. (Image: Google Maps)
Daniel Halak, 84, is described as five-foot-five, weighing 190 pounds with grey hair, blue eyes and usually wearing glasses. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.

Mission RCMP continue search for missing senior last seen over 2 months ago

Daniel Halak last seen at his rural Mission home on Nov. 2, vehicle found in Vancouver on Nov. 9

Daniel Halak, 84, is described as five-foot-five, weighing 190 pounds with grey hair, blue eyes and usually wearing glasses. Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
The Ministry of Health announced Jan. 7, 2021 that it would begin releasing weekly updates on COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term case, assisted living and independent living facilities. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

MAP: COVID-19 outbreaks in Surrey, White Rock, Delta care homes

Interactive map shows active, archived outbreaks at local facilities

The Ministry of Health announced Jan. 7, 2021 that it would begin releasing weekly updates on COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term case, assisted living and independent living facilities. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Officials say wet weather has delayed completion of stabilization work on Marine Drive’s hump by two weeks, with the scheduled finish now anticipated for the end of January, followed by repairs to the sidewalks and road repaving in March. (City of White Rock photo)

White Rock ‘hump’ stabilization work delayed by extreme wet weather

City says three-month project that got underway Oct. 5 set back by two weeks

Officials say wet weather has delayed completion of stabilization work on Marine Drive’s hump by two weeks, with the scheduled finish now anticipated for the end of January, followed by repairs to the sidewalks and road repaving in March. (City of White Rock photo)
This map illustrates the total number of COVID-19 test positive cases in Greater Vancouver communities from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

UPDATE: 629 new cases of COVID-19 in Delta in last month of 2020

Delta had 1,960 COVID-19 cases from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, roughly a third of which were in December

This map illustrates the total number of COVID-19 test positive cases in Greater Vancouver communities from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
On Friday, Jan. 8, the Delta Police Department announced that DPD Supt. Harj Sidhu is being promoted to deputy chief – operations, and that Vancouver Police Supt. Michelle Davey will be taking on the role of deputy chief – administration. (Submitted photos)

Delta police welcome two new deputy chiefs

Former deputy chief Norm Lipinski who left to head the new Surrey Police Service in November

On Friday, Jan. 8, the Delta Police Department announced that DPD Supt. Harj Sidhu is being promoted to deputy chief – operations, and that Vancouver Police Supt. Michelle Davey will be taking on the role of deputy chief – administration. (Submitted photos)
Leaders of the BCTF in the Fraser Health region are calling on the health authority to make changes in schools as the “status quo” is unacceptable. (Pixabay photo)

‘Status quo is unacceptable’: BCTF calls on Fraser Health to improve school safety

BCTF calling for mandatory masks, prioritizing vaccinations for school staff, reducing density

Leaders of the BCTF in the Fraser Health region are calling on the health authority to make changes in schools as the “status quo” is unacceptable. (Pixabay photo)
Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)

White Rock man ‘raised by the community’ succumbs following COVID-19 quarantine

Sid Avigdor, 52, remembered for ‘excellent laugh,’ kindness

Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)
A Surrey transport truck driver has been arrested for impaired driving and driving while prohibited after North Vancouver RCMP said the driver “left the roadway and collided with an overpass support structure on Highway 1. (Photo: RCMP handout)

Surrey transport truck driver arrested for impaired driving after crash on Highway 1

Police say driver ‘left the roadway and collided’ with overpass support structure

A Surrey transport truck driver has been arrested for impaired driving and driving while prohibited after North Vancouver RCMP said the driver “left the roadway and collided with an overpass support structure on Highway 1. (Photo: RCMP handout)
Colours indicate average daily rate per 100,000 population by local health area. Light yellow indicates 0.1 - 5.0 cases while dark red indicates more than 20 cases. The numbers represent total number of cases of COVID-19 reported in the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. The number of cases in the local health area may not represent the location of exposure, and not all COVID-19 infected individuals are tested and reported. (BCCDC map)

South Surrey/White Rock sees one-third the number of COVID cases as rest of Surrey

33 people out of 1,000 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in areas north of 40 Avenue in Surrey

Colours indicate average daily rate per 100,000 population by local health area. Light yellow indicates 0.1 - 5.0 cases while dark red indicates more than 20 cases. The numbers represent total number of cases of COVID-19 reported in the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2. The number of cases in the local health area may not represent the location of exposure, and not all COVID-19 infected individuals are tested and reported. (BCCDC map)
Portable toilets behind one of the Miramar Village towers were set ablaze around 8:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve. (Linda Taddei photo)

Portable-toilet fires under investigation in White Rock

Firefighters called to second blaze while they were busy dousing the first: deputy chief

Portable toilets behind one of the Miramar Village towers were set ablaze around 8:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve. (Linda Taddei photo)
Surrey school portable. (file photo)

Surrey councillor calling for zero-tolerance policy on more school portables

‘Surrey families are paying taxes and their kids shouldn’t be in portables,’ Linda Annis says

Surrey school portable. (file photo)