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A Delta Olympian in Rio

When speaking with Tsawwassen Olympian Markus Thormeyer, it’s easy to forget I’m with one of the best swimmers on the planet. It’s true that his six-foot-five height and athletic build hints at his abilities, but his soft-spoken and humble words betray no hint of ego.

Something Good in Business: Four Winds Brewing

Anyone who has tried to start a business knows it’s anything but easy. But the local Mills family sure makes it look that way. Four Winds Brewing just celebrated their third anniversary since opening a craft brewery in Tilbury Industrial Park in 2013. Started by

Something Else: Living Family Memories

When Jonathan Fluevog’s beloved grandmother passed away in late April at the age of 96, he was consoled by the fact he had captured her life on video. Jonathan and his wife April are the owners of Living Family Memories, a business that revolves around

Something Else: A Safer Skatepark In Ladner

Approaching the rim that looks down into Ladner Skatepark’s steep bowl isn’t overly intimidating. But then again, I’m standing in shoes and not on rolling wheels. My perspective would likely change if somebody handed me a skateboard and told me to jump in. It’s a

Something Else: Delta Academies Opera Program

Forget everything you know about the word “opera.” That’s what Paige Hansen had to do when watching the Vancouver Opera’s presentation of Stickboy. Stickboy is a book by Shane Koyczan set to a libretto opera and paired with visual effects on the stage with music