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Mark Booth

Mark Booth

Mark Booth is the sports editor of the Delta Optimist, who also writes about a wide range of aspects in the community from business to lifestyles to arts and entertainment. If you have a sports tip or interesting story for Mark you can reach him at mbooth@delta-optimist.com.

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Recent Work by Mark

9/11 20 years later: Terrorist attacks put Delta on high alert

9/11 20 years later: Terrorist attacks put Delta on high alert

Until the horror of that Tuesday morning, the then municipality gave little thought on its international port of entries
9/11 20 years later: Delta firefighters recall their trip to New York

9/11 20 years later: Delta firefighters recall their trip to New York

Visits over several months was to attend funerals and provide emotional support
9/11 Memorial Ride to hold special ceremony at Tsawwassen Mills

9/11 Memorial Ride to hold special ceremony at Tsawwassen Mills

The 20th edition will start with a pre-ride ceremony around 9 a.m. on Saturday
Canadian border re-opening a further blow to Point Roberts businesses

Canadian border re-opening a further blow to Point Roberts businesses

Residents can now make quick trips into South Delta for shopping
Delta Hockey Academy mourns the loss of three players

Delta Hockey Academy mourns the loss of three players

Delta Hockey Academy's home at Planet Ice in North Delta was closed to the public on Monday
Washington State governor makes historic visit to Point Roberts on border closure concerns

Washington State governor makes historic visit to Point Roberts on border closure concerns

Jay Inslee became just the third governor to ever visit the exclave to address his concerns on the extended border closure
Delta rescue boat saves boater from burning vessel on Fraser River near Steveston

Delta rescue boat saves boater from burning vessel on Fraser River near Steveston

Boater pulled from water and taken to Steveston Harbour
Could Point Roberts crossing be utilized as a pilot project to re-open border?

Could Point Roberts crossing be utilized as a pilot project to re-open border?

Many Point Roberts businesses rely heavily on cross border customers while 75 percent of the real estate is owned by Canadians, primarily as vacation homes.
Spot prawn season allows Chung family to continue Ladner tradition

Spot prawn season allows Chung family to continue Ladner tradition

For decades the Chungs were known for selling freshly-caught wild salmon right off the Government Dock in Ladner
Harley riders provide birthday surprise to grieving Tsawwassen family

Harley riders provide birthday surprise to grieving Tsawwassen family

It was a motorcycle parade on Liam Hance's street courtesy of the HOG Langley Chapter