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June 19, 2017 Council Meeting Highlights

Jun 21, 2017

Office of the Mayor


For immediate release – June 20, 2017 

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free Sustainable Gardening Workshops

Learn how to plan and prepare your garden for winter crops by attending the Winter Gardening Workshop at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 21 at the Ladner Community Centre. Delta is also hosting an informative workshop in relation to recent provincial regulation changes regarding the use of pesticides, on Saturday, June 24 at the North Delta Recreation Centre. To learn more about upcoming Free Sustainable Gardening Workshops, please visit Delta.ca/SustainableWorkshops.

Delta Fire Open Houses

Bring your whole family to the Delta Fire Open House on Saturday, June 24. Meet your local first responders at Fire Hall #3 in North Delta, visit information booths, and enjoy outstanding entertainment. With demonstrations on Wildland Firefighting, Hazmat, Auto Extraction, and Technical Rescue, as well as the Shake Zone earthquake simulator and Men in Black combat Challenge, there is a lot to get excited about. Learn more about the Open House at Delta.ca

North Delta Family Day

On Sunday, June 25, make your way to 112 Street for the North Delta Family Day, hosted by the North Delta Lions Club. This annual tradition includes a parade along 112 Street, starting at 11 am from Burnsview Secondary School, as well as a family festival at the North Delta Community Park. Enjoy children’s games, rides, live music, and a BBQ. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event. 

Please note that northbound traffic will not be permitted to travel along 112 Street between 74A Avenue and 80 Avenue from 8 am until 12 pm. Southbound traffic along 112 Street between 80 Avenue and 72 Avenue will experience some delay due to this closure. Please plan alternate routes. Learn more at Delta.ca.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 

Major Achievement & Long Term Contribution Award

Mayor Lois E. Jackson recognized Ray Carter with a Major Achievement and Long Term Contribution Award for over 40 years of outstanding service to the sport of baseball and to the community of Delta. Mr. Carter has held a variety of roles in helping to develop baseball in Canada, including a 16-year tenure as the President of Baseball Canada. Ray was inducted into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, and on June 24, 2017, he will be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Ray also spent time on Delta’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission, the Civic Properties Construction Task Force, the Delta Police Board, and currently serves as the Chair of the Delta Police Foundation. In addition to the award, Tsawwassen’s 9 Avenue Street sign will read “Ray Carter Way” and the Winskill Park Sign will also read “Home of Ray Carter Field”. 

DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Council received a presentation from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority delegation regarding Shore Power and Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. View the presentation. 

DISCUSSION REPORTS 

Burns Bog Update

Council received an update and a presentation from the Corporate Services Department on 2016 achievements and details of the 2017 Burns Bog work plan. The updates were in regards to the Water Level Monitoring and Restoration Program, the Water Balance Model, FortisBC Pipeline Stress Relief Project, the Canadian Geophysical Union Conference, Burns Bog in Scientific Literature, Metro Vancouver Project, Scientific Advisory Panel Workshop/Field Trip, litigation regarding damages to Burns Bog, and the reclassification of Dr. Sarah Howie’s position to Environmental Research Analyst – Burns Bog. View the staff report. 

For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail mayor@delta.ca.