Delta Optimist

Century-old Ladner Village building to be demolished

A century-old building in Ladner Village will finally be coming down. Delta council has approved a demolition permit to make way for a two-and-a-half-storey mixed use building in the 4800-block of...

Delta greenhouse now supplying cannabis for B.C. government

A large-scale East Ladner greenhouse operation that’s made the switch to cannabis has begun supplying the B.C. government with product. Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc., which has a partnership...

There’s a new spot for to-die-for doughnuts and Mexican food in Metro Vancouver

Doughnuts and Mexican food lovers rejoice – Boca Grande is open for business. The doors opened for the first time Wednesday morning at the storefront location in Ladner Village in what owner Crystal...

Metro municipalities weigh in on huge Delta industrial proposal

The MK Delta Lands application will heading back to Metro Vancouver.  Earlier this summer the Metro board granted first and second readings to a land use designation change from agricultural to...

Metro Vancouver taking aim at stink created by pot growers

Metro Vancouver is taking a crack at regulating emissions from marijuana growing operations that are causing a stink. The first phase of consultation on the regional district’s proposed Emission...

Massey Tunnel frustrations lead to new traffic app

Is the Massey Tunnel Okay? It’s a question Ladner resident Christopher Powroznik has asked his whole life. Working in Vancouver and attending UBC, Powroznik has been frustrated by daily delays, so...

Amazon copies Tsawwassen Mills in bid to attract employees from Surrey

Now hiring for its new fulfillment centre at the Tsawwassen First Nation, Amazon is taking a page from neighbouring Tsawwassen Mills and offering prospective employees a shuttle service from...

TransLink targets Massey Tunnel for improved transit service

Improving transit service through the George Massey Tunnel and along the Highway 99 corridor will be one of TransLink’s priorities. Officials with the transit authority recently outlined Delta’s...

Delta residents should move to Seattle to have a better commute to Vancouver: MLA

Perhaps Delta residents should move to Seattle to have a faster commute to Vancouver. Delta South MLA Ian Paton has that to once again suggest in response to a recently released report on a proposed...

Ladner Village redevelopment gets another extension

It’s going to take a while longer before the old Billie’s Barbershop building in Ladner Village is replaced with a multi-storey structure. Delta council recently granted another six-month extension...