Matthew Claxton

A flower-bedecked memorial to one three people who died at the scene of a house fire in Langley in the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

Accused killer opts for no jury in Langley triple-murder trial

Trial of Kia Ebrahimian to begin on Sept. 19 in New Westminster

A flower-bedecked memorial to one three people who died at the scene of a house fire in Langley in the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Langley RCMP officer in Langley City in 2019. Langley City has a much higher crime severity index than the surrounding Township, but geography may play a key role, according to Statistics Canada. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City takes brunt of regional crime, statistics show

Regional commercial hubs like Langley City often see higher crime rates

A Langley RCMP officer in Langley City in 2019. Langley City has a much higher crime severity index than the surrounding Township, but geography may play a key role, according to Statistics Canada. (Langley Advance Times file)
Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Hitting the limit on Zero Avenue

Sometimes you push your limits a little bit too far

Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo)
Kwantlen First Nation Chief Marilyn Gabriel was among the politicians at Friday’s announcement of $777,000 in federal funding for green energy systems for the Salishan Place by the River building, now under construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Ottawa pays for green heating systems at new Fort Langley museum

Salishan Place by the River will be heated by geothermal energy and heat pumps

Kwantlen First Nation Chief Marilyn Gabriel was among the politicians at Friday’s announcement of $777,000 in federal funding for green energy systems for the Salishan Place by the River building, now under construction. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Monkeypox virus. (Special to Black Press Media)

IN OUR VIEW: Monkeypox vaccine secrecy is harmful

Why does the federal government have to play games with information about vaccines?

Monkeypox virus. (Special to Black Press Media)
Paul Wynn, 60, in a photo provided to IHIT by his family. (IHIT)

Shooting victim’s family hopes to leave legacy in honour of Paul Wynn

Victim’s brother plans memorial plaque at Creek Stone Place

Paul Wynn, 60, in a photo provided to IHIT by his family. (IHIT)
Construction has started on the former site of the Villa Fontana for a new affordable housing apartment building in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New middle-income housing to replace burned Villa Fontana in Langley City

Project financed by provincial HousingHub program

Construction has started on the former site of the Villa Fontana for a new affordable housing apartment building in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
An informal vigil at Innes Corners in Langley City drew about 100 people the day after four people were shot, two killed, in a string of attacks in downtonw Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Human Rights head calls for homeless protections in wake of attacks in Langley, Vancouver

Protection on the basis of ‘social condition’ needed, says comish

An informal vigil at Innes Corners in Langley City drew about 100 people the day after four people were shot, two killed, in a string of attacks in downtonw Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Firefighters and veterinarians came up with a plan to rescue a horse whose hindquarters were stuck down a septic tank in rural Langley Township on Wednesday, Aug. 4. (Langley Township Fire Department/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley firefighters rescue horse that fell into septic tank

Latest large animal rescue assist for Township fire crews

Firefighters and veterinarians came up with a plan to rescue a horse whose hindquarters were stuck down a septic tank in rural Langley Township on Wednesday, Aug. 4. (Langley Township Fire Department/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Single family home prices in the Fraser Valley over the past 20 years have gone up sharply, but are now in steep decline from a peak of almost $2 million just months ago. (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board)

Home prices for Langley housing down sharply from peak just months ago

Local realtor estimates average house going for $300,000 less than in the spring

Single family home prices in the Fraser Valley over the past 20 years have gone up sharply, but are now in steep decline from a peak of almost $2 million just months ago. (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board)
Langley Township council had cake on July 25 after their final meeting before the 2022 municipal election, set for Oct. 15. (Shirley Sawatsky/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township’s final council meeting before vote ends with emotional speech from mayor

Mayor Jack Froese reflected on 11 years as he steps down from role

Langley Township council had cake on July 25 after their final meeting before the 2022 municipal election, set for Oct. 15. (Shirley Sawatsky/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Emergency Response Team officers and armoured vehicles were on 72nd Avenue near 208th Street in Langley on Tuesday afternoon as Langley RCMP negotiated with a man in a townhouse. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: RCMP, ERT in standoff at Langley home

RCMP are on scene related to an incident, but few details have been released

Emergency Response Team officers and armoured vehicles were on 72nd Avenue near 208th Street in Langley on Tuesday afternoon as Langley RCMP negotiated with a man in a townhouse. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP were at the scene of a shooting Monday, July 25, 2022, in a parking lot on Logan Avenue near the bus loop. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

PAINFUL TRUTH: The dangers of dehumanization

We turn the vulnerable into targets

Langley RCMP were at the scene of a shooting Monday, July 25, 2022, in a parking lot on Logan Avenue near the bus loop. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers played ‘Tetris’ to get goods into light planes during the November flood relief efforts based out of Langley Regional Airport. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township helps fund volunteer relief pilots group

Local pilots organized after their aid flights during last November’s floods

Volunteers played ‘Tetris’ to get goods into light planes during the November flood relief efforts based out of Langley Regional Airport. (Langley Advance Times files)
Suspected fentanyl, cash, and cell phones were seized in a July 19 arrest in Langley City. (Langley RCMP)

Suspected drug dealer tried to evade Langley Mounties

Charges are potentially pending against suspect arrested in Langley City

Suspected fentanyl, cash, and cell phones were seized in a July 19 arrest in Langley City. (Langley RCMP)
Steven Furness, 43, was the second victim of the Monday morning shooting spree. (IHIT)

Victims of Langley shooting spree identified

A 60-year-old man and a 43-year-old were both killed, two more remain in hospital

Steven Furness, 43, was the second victim of the Monday morning shooting spree. (IHIT)
Paul Wynn. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Shooting victim was ‘God-child’ in his family: brother

Paul Wynn was killed by Jordan Goggin on Monday

Paul Wynn. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A Langley lawyer has been suspended from practicing for more than four months after he was found to have sexually harassed and made racist remarks to his employees. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sexual harassment, discrimination bring four-month suspension for Langley lawyer

Incidents took place over several years at local family practice

A Langley lawyer has been suspended from practicing for more than four months after he was found to have sexually harassed and made racist remarks to his employees. (Black Press Media file photo)
Burger King at 20290 Lougheed Hwy. in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Lower Mainland Mountie who drove drunk with police dog in vehicle fined 30 days pay

Const. Blaise Picketts was arrested after he passed out at a Maple Ridge Burger King drive through

Burger King at 20290 Lougheed Hwy. in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building. (The News files)
The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building. (The News files)