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Phil Melnychuk

Phil Melnychuk

Phil Melnychuk joins the Delta Optimist and Glacier Media after gaining experience at several community newspapers. His most recent job posting involved a position as city and provincial affairs reporter with the Maple Ridge News. Before that, he worked as a reporter at Business in Vancouver and as a desk editor at The Province newspaper.
He initially joined Lower Mainland Publishing in 1991 after accepting a position as editor of the Abbotsford Times.
He began working as a reporter and editor in the Edmonton area in Alberta, before relocating to the Medicine Hat News where he covered court and police beats.
Any positive comments about the Edmonton Oilers’ glorious past are always welcome.

Recent Work by Phil

Province, feds close to deal on tunnel funding, says Delta MP

Province, feds close to deal on tunnel funding, says Delta MP

She couldn’t say how much money is involved but with the federal money, the top priority will be adding the northbound access to the tunnel at River Road.
Cyclists get some protection, and a better crossing at Sixth Avenue

Cyclists get some protection, and a better crossing at Sixth Avenue

The fine for not allowing enough space while passing is $368 and three demerit points. An education and awareness program explaining the changes begins on June 3.
Protesters shut down port traffic for three hours on Monday

Protesters shut down port traffic for three hours on Monday

The stoppage had rigs lined up along the shoulder of Deltaport Way with one driver saying he’d been stopped for two hours.
Harvie stepping down as police board chair

Harvie stepping down as police board chair

At Wednesday’s Police Board meeting, Harvie told the board that he will step down as chair
BC United announces candidate for NDP stronghold of Delta North

BC United announces candidate for NDP stronghold of Delta North

The party selected Dhot as the best candidate to represent Delta North, in consultation with the riding association, without opening a nomination process, said BC United communications director Adam Wilson
Finding places to live the main item on menu at mayor’s breakfast meeting

Finding places to live the main item on menu at mayor’s breakfast meeting

Housing Minister and Delta North MLA Ravi Kahlon says we have to do things differently when it comes to housing
Mill fire keeps Delta Fire busy

Mill fire keeps Delta Fire busy

Blaze broke out early Sunday morning
Historic building gets a new lease on life in Ladner Village

Historic building gets a new lease on life in Ladner Village

The old second-hand store on Elliott Street, recently home to West Coast Seeds, has lost its tired green exterior and now has bright, brand-new siding, windows and lots of work done to keep it going for years.
Easy to criticize but Liberal MP asks what ideas do Conservatives have?

Easy to criticize but Liberal MP asks what ideas do Conservatives have?

Carla Qualtrough provides some updates in advance of Federal Budget Day April 16
Conservatives have a fed candidate for Delta

Conservatives have a fed candidate for Delta

Delta Police Const. Jessy Sahota will run in the next election
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