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Yash Zandiyeh helps coach the Killarney Cougars against the Princess Margaret Mustangs from Penticton at Delview Secondary’s inaugural Gurpreet Gill Invitational on Dec. 1, 2017. (James Smith photo)

Lower Mainland basketball community rallies for shoe drive

BC Hoop Scoop founder Yash Zandiyeh is bringing rival schools together for a good cause

Yash Zandiyeh helps coach the Killarney Cougars against the Princess Margaret Mustangs from Penticton at Delview Secondary’s inaugural Gurpreet Gill Invitational on Dec. 1, 2017. (James Smith photo)
(Neil Dubord/Twitter photo)

God of thunder sends letter to Delta Police

Chief Neil Dubord shared a letter from Thor that included drawings of all the DPD’s vehicles

(Neil Dubord/Twitter photo)
North Delta’s Crossroads United Church. (James Smith photo)

B.C. church defaced with disturbing anti-Christian graffiti

Staff at Crossroads United Church reported the vandalism to police late last week

North Delta’s Crossroads United Church. (James Smith photo)
The 1988-89 SFU men’s basketball team coached by Stan Stewardson (front row, third from right.) (Contributed photo)

Stan Stewardson, former SFU basketball coach, passes away at 78

Stewardson is in the Basketball BC, Delta Sports, Burnaby Sports and SFU Athletics halls of fame

The 1988-89 SFU men’s basketball team coached by Stan Stewardson (front row, third from right.) (Contributed photo)
Footage posted to YouTube last week shows a drone flying mere metres from traffic on the Alex Fraser Bridge. (YouTube screen shot)

VIDEO: Authorities investigating footage of drone near Alex Fraser Bridge

Footage posted to YouTube shows a drone flying next to traffic and around bridge pillars and cables

Footage posted to YouTube last week shows a drone flying mere metres from traffic on the Alex Fraser Bridge. (YouTube screen shot)
White Rock residents Karen Arsenault and four year-old Dylan Arsenault enjoy the brand new Flutterbye ride at The Fair at the PNE. The PNE continues until Sept 4 in Vancouver. (Craig Hodge photo)

PNE offering deep discount for Public Library Day

On Aug. 23, show your Fraser Valley Regional Library card and get into the fair for $5

White Rock residents Karen Arsenault and four year-old Dylan Arsenault enjoy the brand new Flutterbye ride at The Fair at the PNE. The PNE continues until Sept 4 in Vancouver. (Craig Hodge photo)
(James Smith photo)

Delta police warn of fake Craigslist ads after one seeking ‘cuddle buddy’ used resident’s address

The woman’s home has been targeted three times in one month by fake online classifieds

(James Smith photo)
B.C. announces restoration of Human Rights Commission

B.C. announces restoration of Human Rights Commission

Premier John Horgan was in Vancouver on Friday to time the announcement with Pride weekend

B.C. announces restoration of Human Rights Commission
Pitmaster Jamie Leighton of Porkmafia carved up a fresh BBQ for wildfire evacuees and firefighters in Kamloops late into the night on July 10. (Doug Sandover/Facebook photo)

North Delta pitmaster helps feed wildfire evacuees

Jamie Leighton served 2,300 meals to firefighters and families fleeing the flames.

Pitmaster Jamie Leighton of Porkmafia carved up a fresh BBQ for wildfire evacuees and firefighters in Kamloops late into the night on July 10. (Doug Sandover/Facebook photo)
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo

Wildfire evacuees welcome at Delta rec centres

Mayor announced that parking lots at local rec centres will be available for evacuees with RVs

Delta Mayor Lois Jackson annouced on Facebook that evacuees may park their mobile homes or trailers at North Delta recreation centres and on local streets until the emergency in the Interior is over.                                James Smith photo
(Black Press file photo)

Delta looking to dispel ‘myths’ and ‘misinformation’ about Massey Bridge

Report aims to cut through the politics to inform the public and change minds about the project

(Black Press file photo)
Sphero SPRK+ is an app-enabled robotic ball made by the same company that created the BB-8 droid for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Members of the Fraser Valley Regional Library can now check one out, free of charge, for a two- or three-week period.                                Bryan Rowe/Sphero photo

Fraser Valley Regional Library rolls out free robot rentals

Sphero SPRK+ is an app-enabled robotic ball designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and invention.

Sphero SPRK+ is an app-enabled robotic ball made by the same company that created the BB-8 droid for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Members of the Fraser Valley Regional Library can now check one out, free of charge, for a two- or three-week period.                                Bryan Rowe/Sphero photo
Fire rages on Fox Mountain above Coyote Rock just south of Williams Lake and near Sugar Cane.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Delta sending staff and first responders to help fight B.C. wildfires

Two police, one firefighter and one municipal staffer are headed to Williams Lake.

Fire rages on Fox Mountain above Coyote Rock just south of Williams Lake and near Sugar Cane.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A report aims to cut through the politics to inform the public and change minds about the George Massey Tunnel replacement project, shown here in an architectural model that sat in the lobby of Delta’s Municipal Hall.                                James Smith photo

Delta imploring B.C. government not to delay George Massey Bridge

Delta cites serious safety concerns and potential economic impacts of delaying or cancelling project

A report aims to cut through the politics to inform the public and change minds about the George Massey Tunnel replacement project, shown here in an architectural model that sat in the lobby of Delta’s Municipal Hall.                                James Smith photo
John Horgan spoke at a campaign stop at B.C. NDP candidate Ravi Kahlon's North Delta campaign office.

VIDEO: NDP to freeze Hydro rates if elected

NDP leader John Horgan hinted at some election promises at a campaign stop in North Delta.

John Horgan spoke at a campaign stop at B.C. NDP candidate Ravi Kahlon's North Delta campaign office.
B.C. Lions owner David Braley says the team 'has to be sold.'

VIDEO: B.C. Lions owner says he’s selling the team

In a video posted to the team’s website and social media channels, David Braley said a sale could happen as soon as this year.

B.C. Lions owner David Braley says the team 'has to be sold.'
Delta North MLA to help craft transportation plan

Delta North MLA to help craft transportation plan

MLA Scott Hamilton will consult local government officials, First Nations, chambers of commerce and community leaders south of the Fraser.

Delta North MLA to help craft transportation plan
Delta police say a red semi-truck entered a lot on Annacis Island, hooked up to the trailer and made off with more than 2,500 cases of beer. (Photo submitted)

More than 2,500 cases of beer stolen from Delta business

Police are looking for witnesses after someone drove off with a trailer full of Coors Light

Delta police say a red semi-truck entered a lot on Annacis Island, hooked up to the trailer and made off with more than 2,500 cases of beer. (Photo submitted)
Executive Hotels and Resorts announced last week that it will renovate and reopen Splashdown Waterpark in June 2017

Tsawwassen waterpark makes ‘Big Splash’ with news of upcoming reopening

Big Splash waterpark will open in June 2017 at the former Splashdown site.

Executive Hotels and Resorts announced last week that it will renovate and reopen Splashdown Waterpark in June 2017
Ice bombs have hit several cars

Ministry to use chopper as temporary solution for snow clearing on Alex Fraser Bridge

In order to minimize closures due to falling "ice bombs," a heavy-lift helicopter will be used to blow the snow off the bridge's cables.

Ice bombs have hit several cars