October 19, 2017

Delta to host forum on regional policing

The municipality of Delta is hosting a forum later this week on regional policing. The meeting is open to the public and will feature a panel discussion involving Vancouver Police, the RCMP and Wally Oppal -- whose Missing Women Commission report recommends a regional force. Delta Mayor Lois Jackson is against police amalgamation -- she says it's … [Read more...]

Translink defends against Delta mayor’s criticism

Translink officials admit it’s hard to deliver transit south of the Fraser River, but they disagree with the Mayor of Delta’s claims that her community is poorly served.  Bob Paddon with Translink says service in north Delta is on par with elsewhere, but he admits south Delta is a different story. "The cost of somebody getting on … [Read more...]

Delta Mayor rejects Regional Police idea

The Mayor of Delta held a news conference this morning to formally reject the key finding of Missing Women Commissioner Wally Oppal. Lois Jackson says a regional police force would be worse for Delta, not better. She says, "we have excellent police here in Delta.  We have a community police service that never quits and it works.  We have … [Read more...]

Senior in grave condition after Delta fire

A man in his 80s is in hospital in grave condition following a house fire in North Delta this morning. Battalion Chief Mike Richardson says his department responded to the fire at 86th Avenue near Scott Road Just just after 6:30 a.m., "It was a fully involved house with flames coming out the window. They made entry into the house, quickly … [Read more...]

Delta reduces flood warnings

The Corporation of Delta has reduced flood warnings for the storm predicted to strike in the early hours of Monday morning. Delta' Chief Administrative Officer George Harvie says, "We do not expect any real significant problems, but our staff will be out there in case there's a need to react to any events that may occur." Harvie says Tsawwassen … [Read more...]

Delta hunkering down after issuing storm warning

Boundary Bay, Beach Grove, Tsawwassen Beach and Westham Island are busy preparing for a storm expected early Monday morning, which could include a storm surge and high winds during high tides. The Corporation of Delta's Chief Administrative Officer George Harvie says there could be flooding in the region. "We do expect some localized flooding and … [Read more...]

Accident at Delta Port

Westshore Industries at Delta Port dealing with a mess this morning after a freighter ran into one of their ship births. Ray Dykes with Westshore says the large ship collided with a tressle leading into one of the two deep sea berths,  removing a large portion of it. He says the area hit carrys a conveyor belt with coal,  and some coal … [Read more...]

Delta City Councillor nominated NDP candidate for Delta North

Delta City Councillor Sylvia Bishop has been nominated the NDP's candidate for Delta North in May's provincial election. Bishop is a former elementary school teacher. She's lived in Delta her whole life. In a release, NDP leader Adrian Dix says Bishop's experience as a teacher and as an elected official in Delta will make her an "able and effective … [Read more...]

Man shot in robbery at Delta strip mall

Two men have been taken to hospital after a robbery and shooting in Delta this evening. Constable Ciaran Feenan says police were called just before 6:30 to a strip mall in the 9300 block of Scott Road. The two victims were found -- one with a gunshot wound -- the other, with injuries from the altercation. "It appears through the early investigation … [Read more...]

Flagger hit by car in Delta construction zone

A flagger in Delta was hit by a car on Centre Street and River Road Sunday evening. Delta Police Sgt. Sharlene Brooks says alcohol was a factor. She says the flag person is expected to be okay. "She was transported to hospital, treated and released.  The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was taken into custody by police." The vehicle … [Read more...]