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The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is available to fund events ranging from socially-distanced community meetups; a seed library or any number of virtual events. (Contributed photos)

Deadline for Neighbourhood Small Grant submissions extended

$500 grants available for a number of South Surrey/White Rock projects

 

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold bike sale April 10

Repair shop selling bikes for both kids and adults

 

Produce included in a Thanksgiving 2020 Community Supported Agriculture box from Delta-based Earthwise Society. (Earthwise Society/Facebook photo)

Earthwise to donate produce for every harvest subscription sold

Registration for the society’s Community Supported Agriculture box program open now

 

Renie D’Aquila, executive director of Reach Child and Youth Development Society (centre), receives a cheque for $4,618.40 from Jane Stark, chair of Tourism Delta (left) and Evangeline Englezos, director of community and government relations of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The donation is the net proceeds from the We Love Delta holiday box campaign last December. (Submitted photo)

We Love Delta holiday campaign nets $4,600 for Reach Society

We Love Delta Holiday Boxes were so popular the mystery gift boxes sold in just two hours

Renie D’Aquila, executive director of Reach Child and Youth Development Society (centre), receives a cheque for $4,618.40 from Jane Stark, chair of Tourism Delta (left) and Evangeline Englezos, director of community and government relations of Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The donation is the net proceeds from the We Love Delta holiday box campaign last December. (Submitted photo)
Historic Stewart Farm program assistant Kathlyn Meers poses with some of the seed varieties for sale at Seedy Saturday on April 10. (City of Surrey photo)

Historic Stewart Farm’s Seedy Saturday goes virtual

Tradition of heirloom-seed sales and activities continues

Historic Stewart Farm program assistant Kathlyn Meers poses with some of the seed varieties for sale at Seedy Saturday on April 10. (City of Surrey photo)
Gui Costello Art is selling boxes of greeting cards, with partial proceeds donated to Deltassist. The six-card Canadian Landscapes Collection features Costello’s works (clockwise, from top-left) “Les Leos,” “Near North Battleford,” “Tuc-el-Nuit,” “Vaseux Lake,” “Swathered Fields” and “Kicking Horse River.” (Gui Costello Art photos)

Greeting card fundraiser to support Deltassist

Family of late artist Gui Costello selling six-card set featuring Canadian landscapes

Gui Costello Art is selling boxes of greeting cards, with partial proceeds donated to Deltassist. The six-card Canadian Landscapes Collection features Costello’s works (clockwise, from top-left) “Les Leos,” “Near North Battleford,” “Tuc-el-Nuit,” “Vaseux Lake,” “Swathered Fields” and “Kicking Horse River.” (Gui Costello Art photos)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
The City of Delta has put together the 2021 Draft Financial Plan, and now they want your input. Learn more about their proposed budget, then fill out the survey to let the city know how best to invest your tax dollars.

Hey North Delta, have your say!

Fill out the survey, and tell the City of Delta your priorities for the 2021 budget

  • Mar 1, 2021
The City of Delta has put together the 2021 Draft Financial Plan, and now they want your input. Learn more about their proposed budget, then fill out the survey to let the city know how best to invest your tax dollars.
With a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $300, residents of a strata corporation in Delta gathered for a beautification work party in July 2019 to install the plants and planter boxes and then hold a community BBQ and bocce tournament. (Submitted photo)

Small grants available for Delta neighbourhood projects

Delta Foundation grants range from $50 to $500 and are meant to fund creative community initiatives

With a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $300, residents of a strata corporation in Delta gathered for a beautification work party in July 2019 to install the plants and planter boxes and then hold a community BBQ and bocce tournament. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Representatives from the Cowell Foundation present the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation a cheque for $250,000 to fund critical surgical and long-term care equipment needs at the hospital. (Submitted photo)

$250,000 donation to fund ‘critical equipment’ needs at Delta Hospital

Cowell Foundation’s donation to support the hospital’s surgical patients and long-term care residents

Representatives from the Cowell Foundation present the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation a cheque for $250,000 to fund critical surgical and long-term care equipment needs at the hospital. (Submitted photo)
Volunteers at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen pack food hampers that will be delivered to people in self-isolation because of positive COVID-19 tests. (Photo submitted)
Volunteers at the Cloverdale Community Kitchen pack food hampers that will be delivered to people in self-isolation because of positive COVID-19 tests. (Photo submitted)
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.

Double-lung transplant saves father after lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis

This holiday season Angel donations will help fund the most urgent health care needs

  • Dec 14, 2020
After living with cystic fibrosis his entire life, Nick Kanaan required a double-lung transplant. Today, he honours Dr. John Yee and the medical team at VGH who helped save his life.
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.

BC 211 expects calls for support to increase as second wave continues across BC

Helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day

  • Dec 7, 2020
The 211 helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day in more than 150 languages.
The 2020 Delta Community Banner Contest winning entries: (from left) Delta Heritage category winner “Nature at Dawn” by Milana Lobkova, Discover Delta category winner “We Grow Food” by Mary Ann Burrows, Emerging Artist category winner “A Scenic View of Delta” by Mary Neufeld, and Aspiring Artist category winner “Hungry Heron” by Randi Cunningham. (City of Delta photos)

2020 Delta Community Banner Contest winners revealed

The artists and their designs will be formally recognized at a council meeting in early 2021

The 2020 Delta Community Banner Contest winning entries: (from left) Delta Heritage category winner “Nature at Dawn” by Milana Lobkova, Discover Delta category winner “We Grow Food” by Mary Ann Burrows, Emerging Artist category winner “A Scenic View of Delta” by Mary Neufeld, and Aspiring Artist category winner “Hungry Heron” by Randi Cunningham. (City of Delta photos)
Representatives from the Delta Firefighters’ Charitable Society and local retailers present cheques for $5,000 to Priscilla Belonio from WINGS - Azure Place and Wayne Connorton from the South Delta Starfish Pack program, proceeds from the society’s “We’re in this Together” t-shirt campaign. (Dave Mason/contributed photo)

Delta firefighters t-shirt campaign raises over $11,000

Funds donated to Azure Place transition house, South Delta Starfish Pack program

Representatives from the Delta Firefighters’ Charitable Society and local retailers present cheques for $5,000 to Priscilla Belonio from WINGS - Azure Place and Wayne Connorton from the South Delta Starfish Pack program, proceeds from the society’s “We’re in this Together” t-shirt campaign. (Dave Mason/contributed photo)
The Rotary Club of South Surrey’s Oct. 31 shredding fundraiser generated around $10,000. (Contributed photo)

Shredding event raises $10,000 for South Surrey Rotarians’ efforts

Funds to benefit local, international projects

The Rotary Club of South Surrey’s Oct. 31 shredding fundraiser generated around $10,000. (Contributed photo)
Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation has received a remarkable $1-million gift from Gordie and Wendy Christoff, one of the largest donations in the foundation’s 32-year history. The money is designated to support the future of seniors care at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)

Million-dollar donation to benefit seniors care at Delta Hospital

Gordie and Wendy Christoff’s donation one of the largest in the hospital foundation’s 32-year history

Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation has received a remarkable $1-million gift from Gordie and Wendy Christoff, one of the largest donations in the foundation’s 32-year history. The money is designated to support the future of seniors care at Delta Hospital. (Submitted photo)