Matthew Claxton

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township aims for three per cent tax increase

The proposed property tax boost would be lower than last year’s number

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Township council debated what to do with the upper left hand property on this map, including future expansions of the ACUCC, at a Jan. 17 meeting. (Township of Langley)

Langley Township council splits on plans for Aldergrove gateway site

Council ultimately voted against accepting a $750,000 federal grant to create a public space

Township council debated what to do with the upper left hand property on this map, including future expansions of the ACUCC, at a Jan. 17 meeting. (Township of Langley)
Langley saw a steep decline in new COVID cases in the last week, but numbers were still high relative to almost every other period of the pandemic. (BCCDC)

New COVID cases keep declining in Langley

Transmission remains high in Langley and across the region

Langley saw a steep decline in new COVID cases in the last week, but numbers were still high relative to almost every other period of the pandemic. (BCCDC)
RCMP on scene of a Jan. 18, 2021 shooting in a Langley City parking garage. The accused in the case is now in custody awaiting a court hearing. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)

Man charged in Langley attempted murder has lengthy record

Court records show that Chad Allen Stewart has been convicted of numerous offences

RCMP on scene of a Jan. 18, 2021 shooting in a Langley City parking garage. The accused in the case is now in custody awaiting a court hearing. (Lisa Farquharson/Langley Advance Times)
The RCMP was called to a condo complex in Langley City in the early hours of Jan. 18, 2021, for a shooting. (Shane Mackichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Man charged with attempted murder in Langley parking lot shooting

The investigation took a year and ranged across the Lower Mainland

The RCMP was called to a condo complex in Langley City in the early hours of Jan. 18, 2021, for a shooting. (Shane Mackichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Canopy Growth grew cannabis in a large greenhouse complex in Aldergrove after legalization, but before it shut down the operation’s odours irked neighbours. (Black Press Media files)

Deadline approaches to give input on cannabis, wood burning to Metro Vancouver

Langley residents can comment on both issues up to Feb. 1

Canopy Growth grew cannabis in a large greenhouse complex in Aldergrove after legalization, but before it shut down the operation’s odours irked neighbours. (Black Press Media files)
Langley Rugby Club player Thomas Maki carried the ball through a wall of Richmond players at one of several Alumni Day matches in 2019 at the club field on Crush Crescent in Langley. A provincial gaming grant will help the club expand with a new field. (Langley Advance Times files)

More than $500,000 in grants for Langley groups including rugby club, youth health centre

The Curling Club and LAPS are also benefitting from grant

Langley Rugby Club player Thomas Maki carried the ball through a wall of Richmond players at one of several Alumni Day matches in 2019 at the club field on Crush Crescent in Langley. A provincial gaming grant will help the club expand with a new field. (Langley Advance Times files)
Michael Chang is one of the people who has been raising money for a memorial garden to surround the Battle of Kapyong Memorial Stone. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Funds sought for Korean memorial garden at Langley arboretum

The project could be built as early as this year

Michael Chang is one of the people who has been raising money for a memorial garden to surround the Battle of Kapyong Memorial Stone. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
This image shows a suspect in the knifepoint theft of cigarettes from an Aldergrove 7-Eleven on the morning of Jan. 18, 2022. (Langley RCMP)

Knifepoint robberies hit Langley businesses

Police are looking for the suspect or suspects

This image shows a suspect in the knifepoint theft of cigarettes from an Aldergrove 7-Eleven on the morning of Jan. 18, 2022. (Langley RCMP)
Boats were used to navigate through water-logged areas of North Langley as farmers retrieved plastic-wrapped hay bales in November, 2021. (Jessie VanderEyk/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New pump to be considered for Fort Langley in wake of high water

A local environmentalists warns engineering won’t stop floods

Boats were used to navigate through water-logged areas of North Langley as farmers retrieved plastic-wrapped hay bales in November, 2021. (Jessie VanderEyk/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Grocery stores are the home to a wide variety of shoppers. Some are better than others. (USDA photo)

Painful Truth: Tribes of shoppers to avoid

A grocery store who’s who

Grocery stores are the home to a wide variety of shoppers. Some are better than others. (USDA photo)
Conor D’Monte is wanted for murder in the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion Kevin Leclair. (Bolo Program)

B.C. police still seeking ex-gang leader for 2009 Langley slaying

With one killer’s appeal denied, police are still looking for a second suspect

Conor D’Monte is wanted for murder in the 2009 shooting death of Red Scorpion Kevin Leclair. (Bolo Program)
Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. A COVID-19 outbreak announced on Dec. 28 was declared over on Jan. 14. (Google Maps)

COVID outbreak over at Fort Langley seniors home

Five seniors homes in the region saw their outbreaks end

Undated Google Maps image of Fort Langley Seniors Community at 8838 Glover Road. A COVID-19 outbreak announced on Dec. 28 was declared over on Jan. 14. (Google Maps)
The Vancouver Giants will be playing the Prince George Cougars again this weekend after returning from a COVID-19-related delay.(Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Vancouver Giants resume play after pause due to COVID

Multiple WHL teams were sidelined by the virus

The Vancouver Giants will be playing the Prince George Cougars again this weekend after returning from a COVID-19-related delay.(Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley built more single family homes in 2021 than any other Metro Vancouver community, except Vancouver and Surrey. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley among top builders of single-family homes in 2021

BC Housing data shows a big jump in rental housing construction over the last year

Langley built more single family homes in 2021 than any other Metro Vancouver community, except Vancouver and Surrey. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kevin LeClair was murdered during the 2009 Lower Mainland gang wars. His killer lost an appeal of his murder conviction this week. (Langley Advance Times files)

Convicted UN Gang hit man loses appeal of 2009 Langley murder

Cory Vallee’s first degree murder convictions stands

Kevin LeClair was murdered during the 2009 Lower Mainland gang wars. His killer lost an appeal of his murder conviction this week. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley’s neighbourhoods, with darker areas indicating more COVID cases per capita. (BCCDC)

Langley sees drop in positive COVID tests

However, the number of confirmed COVID cases remains very high

Langley’s neighbourhoods, with darker areas indicating more COVID cases per capita. (BCCDC)
Langley Memorial Hospital's new ER was on the verge of opening on May 3 when this photo was taken. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

COVID outbreak affects six patients at Langley Memorial Hospital

LMH was one of five Fraser Health hospitals reporting an outbreak on Wednesday

Langley Memorial Hospital's new ER was on the verge of opening on May 3 when this photo was taken. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A pickup truck burned to a crisp after the driver tried to do doughnuts on an icy Aldergrove street last week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldergrove pickup driver loses vehicle to fire after attempted doughnuts

A stunt on an icy street went awry and led to a blaze

A pickup truck burned to a crisp after the driver tried to do doughnuts on an icy Aldergrove street last week. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Trinity Western University’s campus. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley university classes mostly virtual due to Omicron

Hands-on labs are still being held in person at TWU, KPU

Trinity Western University’s campus. (Langley Advance Times files)