James Smith

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)
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)
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)

Feds invests over $1.4 million in B.C. plant-based food producer

Big Mountain Foods 2 to add fully-automated robotic equipment, commercialize chickpea tofu

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Carla Qualtrough (centre-left) visited plant-based food manufacturer Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.’s production facility in her riding of Delta on July 7, 2022, the same day the federal Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced the government was investing over $1.4 million in the company. (submitted photo)
Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)

VIDEO: Police investigating after B.C. church’s Pride flag vandalized

Delta police have released security footage in the hope that someone can help identify the suspect

Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)
KPU chancellor Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird) is one of six individuals and organized being honoured with a 2022 British Columbia Reconciliation Award. (Submitted photo)

KPU chancellor receives B.C. Reconciliation Award

Former Tsawwassen First Nation chief Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird) among six honourees this year

KPU chancellor Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird) is one of six individuals and organized being honoured with a 2022 British Columbia Reconciliation Award. (Submitted photo)
Delta Mayor George Harvie (fourth from right) and Coun. Dylan Kruger (third form left) joined representatives from the Delta Pride Society, Sher Vancouver, the Delta Police Department, Delta Fire & Emergency Services, and city staff to raise the Progress Pride Flag outside Delta city hall on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)

Progress Pride Flag pole vandalized at Delta City hall

Police are investigating after someone cut down the flag pole in the early hours of June 22

Delta Mayor George Harvie (fourth from right) and Coun. Dylan Kruger (third form left) joined representatives from the Delta Pride Society, Sher Vancouver, the Delta Police Department, Delta Fire & Emergency Services, and city staff to raise the Progress Pride Flag outside Delta city hall on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)
Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese (left) and City of Delta Mayor George Harvie at the Langley Events Centre for the announcement that the venue, along with North Delta’s Sungod Arena, will host Hockey Canada’s 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Nov. 5 to 12. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre photo)

Langley, Delta venues announced for World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

Langley Events Centre and Sungod Arena to host the international tournament Nov. 5-12

Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese (left) and City of Delta Mayor George Harvie at the Langley Events Centre for the announcement that the venue, along with North Delta’s Sungod Arena, will host Hockey Canada’s 2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Nov. 5 to 12. (Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre photo)
Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (hockeycanada.ca)

Delta, Langley to host world U17 hockey tournament

Hockey Canada announced the cities as co-hosts for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge Nov. 2 to 12

Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. (hockeycanada.ca)
Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, of Surrey was shot and killed near Scottsdale Centre in North Delta on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fatal shooting of B.C. corrections officer a case of mistaken identity police say

Corrections officer Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, was killed outside Scottsdale Centre on May 1, 2021

Bikramdeep Randhawa, 29, of Surrey was shot and killed near Scottsdale Centre in North Delta on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Rendering of the south portal of the eight-lane immersed tube tunnel announced by the province on Aug. 18, 2021 to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel. (Province of British Columbia/flickr.com image)

Public input sought on Massey Tunnel replacement

Comment period closes June 9 as province moves to start environmental assessment process

Rendering of the south portal of the eight-lane immersed tube tunnel announced by the province on Aug. 18, 2021 to replace the aging George Massey Tunnel. (Province of British Columbia/flickr.com image)
Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver on May 1, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)

Metro Vancouver lawn watering limited to once a week this summer

New restrictions in effect from May 1 through Oct. 15

Stage 1 water restrictions take effect across Metro Vancouver on May 1, 2022. (Black Press Media file photo)
Seaquam Secondary student Aditi Kini and her sister Anika with items collected during a food drive in June of 2021 that fed 15 local families in need. Aditi Kini is among 31 B.C. residents and one group chosen by the province to receive the Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (@SeaquamSec/Twitter photo)

Province honours North Delta student for service during COVID-19 pandemic

Seaquam’s Aditi Kini among 31 people and one group who received Medals of Good Citizenship March 24

Seaquam Secondary student Aditi Kini and her sister Anika with items collected during a food drive in June of 2021 that fed 15 local families in need. Aditi Kini is among 31 B.C. residents and one group chosen by the province to receive the Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (@SeaquamSec/Twitter photo)
Teams from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans were called to Westshore Terminals after an adult female sea lion was found on a buoy with a plastic packing strap around her neck on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre video screenshot)

WATCH: Sea lion tangled in plastic rescued at B.C. port

Rescuers had to make several incisions to remove a deeply embedded strap from the animal’s neck

Teams from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans were called to Westshore Terminals after an adult female sea lion was found on a buoy with a plastic packing strap around her neck on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre video screenshot)
One hundred Puzzle Cube kits are now available to Fraser Valley Regional Library customers and will be circulated between FVRL’s 25 locations. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)

Puzzle cubes available to borrow at Fraser Valley Regional Library

FRVL also holding online ‘How to Solve Puzzle Cubes’ seminar on April 6

One hundred Puzzle Cube kits are now available to Fraser Valley Regional Library customers and will be circulated between FVRL’s 25 locations. (Fraser Valley Regional Library photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)

Delta police chief, wife named in lawsuit alleging assault with garden hose

Woman claims being sprayed a ‘deliberate, malicious, oppressive and highhanded act’ motivated by race

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Delta Police Department photo)

Delta police investigating sexual assault in Tsawwassen

A man tried to pull someone into his car in 5400-block of 2nd Avenue Saturday night (Feb. 19)

(Delta Police Department photo)
Delta Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a residence in the 11800-block of 92nd Avenue in North Delta. The shooting, which police believe to be targeted, happened around 2:05 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. (Shane MacKichan photo)

PHOTOS: Police investigating fatal shooting in North Delta

Police believe it to have been a targeted attack, saying the victim is known to them

Delta Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a residence in the 11800-block of 92nd Avenue in North Delta. The shooting, which police believe to be targeted, happened around 2:05 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Former Delta teacher Elazar Reshef, identified as Mr. Reshef in this photo posted to Gray Elementary’s Twitter account in 2017, has been banned for life from teaching in B.C. after being sentenced on a charge of possessing child pornography on Feb. 5, 2021. (@GrayLearners/Twitter photo)

Lifetime teaching ban for former B.C. teacher sentenced on child porn charge

Elazar Reshef of Surrey received an 18-month conditional sentence on Feb. 5, 2021

Former Delta teacher Elazar Reshef, identified as Mr. Reshef in this photo posted to Gray Elementary’s Twitter account in 2017, has been banned for life from teaching in B.C. after being sentenced on a charge of possessing child pornography on Feb. 5, 2021. (@GrayLearners/Twitter photo)
North Delta’s Justin Ivanusec (pictured with vice-president of operations and assistant general manager Peter Toigo) has signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Vancouver Giants, the team announced on Dec. 22, 2021. The Giants selected the 15-year-old right winger 79th overall in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft on Dec. 9, 2021. (Vancouver Giants/submitted photo)

North Delta’s Justin Ivanusec signs with Vancouver Giants

The Giants selected the 15-year-old right-winger with the 79th pick of the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft

North Delta’s Justin Ivanusec (pictured with vice-president of operations and assistant general manager Peter Toigo) has signed a standard WHL player agreement with the Vancouver Giants, the team announced on Dec. 22, 2021. The Giants selected the 15-year-old right winger 79th overall in the 2021 WHL Prospects Draft on Dec. 9, 2021. (Vancouver Giants/submitted photo)