Delta Optimist

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...

Moratorium urged for ALR cannabis grow ops including Delta

The province should implement an immediate moratorium on all non-soil bound cannabis production facilities in the Agricultural Land Reserve. That was one of the recommendations in a final report by...

Taxpayers call on B.C. politicians to lower gas prices

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has launched a petition calling on politicians to reduce taxes at the gas pumps in British Columbia, where prices have hit more than $1.78 for a litre of regular...

One North Delta highrise proposal on hold, another active again

The application for a third highrise in North Delta has been put on hold. Satish Sharma confirmed his proposal to build a 32-storey tower in the 9500-block of Scott Road is temporarily on hold until...