Roxanne Hooper

The new 216th Street interchange, at the freeway, opened about a week ago. A local resident adds his opinion on its construction and purpose. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Was an interchange into quiet Langley neighbourhoods worth $62M?

Walnut Grove resident still shaking his head at the construction of an overpass at 216th Street

The new 216th Street interchange, at the freeway, opened about a week ago. A local resident adds his opinion on its construction and purpose. (Langley Advance Times files)
Emergency crews scoured the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on April 12, 2018 that occurred in the 21800-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. More than a year later, a Surrey man was charged. He’s since pleaded guilty and has been sentenced. (Special to The News)

Driver sentence in 2018 fatal Lower Mainland hit-and-run

Surrey motorist faces two years in jail after killing a pedestrian in Maple Ridge, then fleeing

Emergency crews scoured the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on April 12, 2018 that occurred in the 21800-block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. More than a year later, a Surrey man was charged. He’s since pleaded guilty and has been sentenced. (Special to The News)
The five-member Rivas family made their third trek of the summer from Surrey’s Panorama Ridge to Aldergrove Regional Park for a Labour Day cycle. “We love the trails,” said Salvador, noting they usually go for an hour and a half long excursion with their sons, ages 10 and 11, every weekend at different locations in the Lower Mainland. (Roxanne Hooper/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Diversity draws users to Aldergrove Regional Park

Rural park appealed to Lower Mainland families using Labour Day as a farewell to summer

The five-member Rivas family made their third trek of the summer from Surrey’s Panorama Ridge to Aldergrove Regional Park for a Labour Day cycle. “We love the trails,” said Salvador, noting they usually go for an hour and a half long excursion with their sons, ages 10 and 11, every weekend at different locations in the Lower Mainland. (Roxanne Hooper/Aldergrove Star)
Langley City’s Crystal Austin is very grateful to the trauma team who worked to save her grandson (in picture), Nick Sowinski. He was injured when he and his bicycle were hit in Brookswood Tuesday night. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Struck Langley cyclist survives 12 hours of brain surgery

Trauma team at Royal Columbian Hospital commended for efforts to save Nicolas Sowinski

Langley City’s Crystal Austin is very grateful to the trauma team who worked to save her grandson (in picture), Nick Sowinski. He was injured when he and his bicycle were hit in Brookswood Tuesday night. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Trees are down and power is out in a variety of area of Langley after high winds started rolling in before noon today (Monday, Sept. 7, 2020). (Black Press Media files)

Power out in pockets of Langley due to winds

BC Hydro is reporting a number of outages in the Langley area, and throughout the Lower Mainland

Trees are down and power is out in a variety of area of Langley after high winds started rolling in before noon today (Monday, Sept. 7, 2020). (Black Press Media files)
A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Family trapped as fallen wires shut down Lougheed Highway through Maple Ridge

VIDEO: Traffic is being diverted north to Dewdney Trunk Road Monday afternoon, with Hwy. 7 closed

A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
The new Sunny Hill Health Centre for children opened in Vancouver last week, in large part thanks to the generosity of a Langley philanthropist. (B.C. Children’s Hospital/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley family gives generously to B.C.’s sick kids

Philanthropist and farmer Ann Blaauw helped make the new Sunny Hill Health Centre possible

The new Sunny Hill Health Centre for children opened in Vancouver last week, in large part thanks to the generosity of a Langley philanthropist. (B.C. Children’s Hospital/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Visitors to Campbell Valley Regional Park enjoy some good weather. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Feedback sought into large South Langley park

Deadline to offer thoughts on the future of Campbell Valley Regional Park is Tuesday, Sept. 8

Visitors to Campbell Valley Regional Park enjoy some good weather. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley duo release decluttering song

Gord Maxwell and Laurie Thain put out new ditty in time for Labour Day weekend cleaning fest

Nicholas Marshall shared a few pictures of the stunning scenery he saw during his fundraising trek this week on the Coquihalla Summit. (GoFundMe Screengrab)

Langley hiker scales Coquihalla Summit for sick kids

Nicholas Marshall tackled mult-day hike to raise money for Cops for Cancer 2020

Nicholas Marshall shared a few pictures of the stunning scenery he saw during his fundraising trek this week on the Coquihalla Summit. (GoFundMe Screengrab)
Canopy Growth Corp. closed down its Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses back in March, but still operates a visitors centre in Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Canopy Growth intends to sell Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses

Six months after the local facilities were shuttered, and staff laid off, the property sits unused

Canopy Growth Corp. closed down its Aldergrove cannabis greenhouses back in March, but still operates a visitors centre in Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: New 216th Street-freeway interchange opens

Traffic is already flowing on the $62-million highway connector in Langley

It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening

Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening

A $25.8 million seismic upgrade and renovations to LSS wraps in time for class

Langley Secondary revamp done in time for Thursday opening
VIDEO: Several sent to hospital after night-time crash on Golden Ears Bridge

VIDEO: Several sent to hospital after night-time crash on Golden Ears Bridge

Traffic was shut down in both directions for a time, after an accident at the south end onramp

VIDEO: Several sent to hospital after night-time crash on Golden Ears Bridge
Langley Mounties are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in Murrayville Thursday morning. (Black Press Media files)

Motorcyclist killed in Murrayville Thursday morning

Mounties and coroner investigating cause of the crash, checking for possible medical issue

Langley Mounties are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in Murrayville Thursday morning. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)

Unidentified body found floating in Pitt River

Mounties confirm it was a man who had been in the water some time

RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)
$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)

Local A&Ws operators rally to help beat MS

Annual burger event goes ahead, despite COVID, to help in the fight against multiple sclerosis

$2 from every Teen Burger sold at A&W Restaurants across Canada will be donated to the MS Society of Canada on Thursday, Aug. 20. (Screengrab/Special to Black Press Media)
When a bunch of VPD cruisers, police motorcycles, and high-end luxury cars rolled into the courtyard at Avalon Gardens Sunday afternoon (Aug. 9, 2020), residents were all cheers. It was a special drive-by parade by members of the Driven Project, and this was their first visit to a seniors home. (Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Seniors’ smiles made ‘supercar’ parade through Langley worth it

The Vancouver-based Driven Project team made a special stop at Avalon Gardens in Murrayville

When a bunch of VPD cruisers, police motorcycles, and high-end luxury cars rolled into the courtyard at Avalon Gardens Sunday afternoon (Aug. 9, 2020), residents were all cheers. It was a special drive-by parade by members of the Driven Project, and this was their first visit to a seniors home. (Avalon Gardens/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

City sports courts converted for pickleball

As of Monday, Langley dinkers have eight new dedicated courts to play on at Douglas Park

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek officially opened the new pickleball courts at Douglas Park on Monday, Aug. 10. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rams, along with other Canadian junior football teams, will not be playing this coming season, due to COVID. (Facebook screengrab)

COVID puts kibosh on Langley Rams football season

Club president hopes older players won’t lose out because of lost season

Langley Rams, along with other Canadian junior football teams, will not be playing this coming season, due to COVID. (Facebook screengrab)