Delta Optimist

2020: The COVID-19 pandemic in Delta

One in a series of four stories from British Columbian communities reflecting on how they dealt locally with the pandemic in 2020. Things happened fast in Delta when coronavirus was declared as a...

Richmond joins Delta in opposing T2

The City of Richmond has joined Delta in opposing the proposed major container terminal expansion at Roberts Bank. In a recent letter to Delta’s mayor and council, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie,...

Three in four Canadians want government services to be available online post COVID-19

Interac survey shows Canadians agree the pandemic has emphasized the need for digital IDs, but continue to cite security as a key adoption concern

Cannabis company continues to cut

Even more cuts are coming to Canada’s biggest cannabis company, which for a time had an East Ladner greenhouse set to become one of the world’s biggest. In a further restructuring move, Canopy...

New free ferry service will connect Point Roberts residents with mainland Washington

Residents of the peninsula community accessible by land only through Canada now have a way to get to Blaine and Bellingham

Delta cannabis grower now selling seeds

A large-scale East Ladner greenhouse operation that made the switch to cannabis is now getting into the seed business. Pure Sunfarms last week announced it’s continuing to expand its product...

COVID related scam finds the wrong target

Sometimes scams come the old fashioned way – via mail. Const. Dustin Classen, of the Delta police economic and technical crime unit, found a suspicious stock market promotion in his mailbox last...

No refunds for flight cancellations

You were looking forward to your dream vacation or nice little gateway before coronavirus – now travel restrictions are in place and your flight has been canceled. Don’t count on the airline giving...

COVID-19: Provincial, Supreme courts closing or reducing services

Both the provincial and supreme courts in B.C. are reducing services or shutting down courtrooms altogether as the effects of the COVID-19 continue to ripple through day-to-day life. The provincial...

Bridge could replace Massey tunnel plan

Will Delta get a new bridge after all? That’s now a possibility as two options for a George Massey Tunnel crossing replacement were on display for residents at an open house Thursday, one being a...