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Supporters cheered on a procession of trucks on Sunday morning, Jan. 23, as they passed through Langley en route to Ottawa to protest a requirement that cross-border drivers must be vaccinated or quarantine for 14 days.. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Alberta-based Maverick party denies involvement in fund raising for ‘freedom convoy’ that left B.C. for Ottawa on Sunday

Governing council member and secretary organized GoFundMe for truckers opposed to vaccine mandate

Langley’s population has grown sharply over the last year, as Vancouver’s population dipped. Langley’s growing size can be seen at well-attended events Langley the Langley Good Times Cruise-In last September. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley grows, Vancouver shrinks

Both City and Township saw a significant jump in population in 2021

A report proposing a four percent property tax increase from Langley City Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite said the fiscal impact of a first-ever RCMP union contract was higher than expected. (Langley Advance Times file)

Rising cost of policing cited as factor in proposed four per cent Langley City tax hike

First-ever RCMP union contract settlement was higher than expected: report

A report proposing a four percent property tax increase from Langley City Director of Corporate Services Darrin Leite said the fiscal impact of a first-ever RCMP union contract was higher than expected. (Langley Advance Times file)
Gibbles, a four-year old goat rescued from a meat farm, is back to his playful self now that he has a wheelchair to get around the Happy Herd animal sanctuary in Aldergrove. (Shawna Gail/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Gibbles the three-legged goat gets a wheelchair

Good-natured resident of Happy Herd animal sanctuary in Aldergrove is back to his old, playful self

Gibbles, a four-year old goat rescued from a meat farm, is back to his playful self now that he has a wheelchair to get around the Happy Herd animal sanctuary in Aldergrove. (Shawna Gail/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Several hundred demonstrators lined Hwy. 1 and the 264th St. overpass in Aldergrove Sunday morning, Jan, 23, to show support for a convoy of truckers protesting a vaccine mandate. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Several hundred demonstrators lined Hwy. 1 and the 264th St. overpass in Aldergrove Sunday morning, Jan, 23, to show support for a convoy of truckers protesting a vaccine mandate. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley City council? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

AT YOUR SERVICE: Inflation inevitably hits City taxpayers in the pocketbook

Question-and-answer feature calling on those elected to office in Langley

Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley City council? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Two people are in hospital after a shooting incident in Mission.

Shooting incident in Mission leaves two people seriously injured

A 61-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman are in hospital

Two people are in hospital after a shooting incident in Mission.
Fire and ambulance crews were called to Langley’s Campbell Valley Regional Park on Saturday afternoon to extricate an injured rider who had been thrown from her horse into a tree. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fire and ambulance crews were called to Langley’s Campbell Valley Regional Park on Saturday afternoon to extricate an injured rider who had been thrown from her horse into a tree. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Undated Google Maps image of Chartwell Langley Gardens

COVID outbreak over at Langley’s Chartwell Gardens

Chartwell was one of several local seniors homes and health facilities affected recently

Undated Google Maps image of Chartwell Langley Gardens
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)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
(The Canadian Press/Tijana Martin)
Lottery winner Eric Emery, a Surrey resident who bought a winning ticket at a Langley store. (Photo: BCLC)
Lottery winner Eric Emery, a Surrey resident who bought a winning ticket at a Langley store. (Photo: BCLC)
Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that fled from Abbotsford to Langley on Thursday (Jan. 20) were 12 catalytic converters. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

12 catalytic converters found in stolen vehicle after driver flees from Abbotsford to Langley

‘Prolific offender’ Tyson Fust, 27, of Langley now faces 13 charges

Among the items police discovered in a stolen vehicle that fled from Abbotsford to Langley on Thursday (Jan. 20) were 12 catalytic converters. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Emergency crews were at the scene of a crash between a car and a train in North Langley Jan. 21, 2022. (Curtis Krelau/South Fraser News Services/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

GPS blamed for sending driver onto train tracks in North Langley

Occupants were able to get out and train slowed down before train hit

Emergency crews were at the scene of a crash between a car and a train in North Langley Jan. 21, 2022. (Curtis Krelau/South Fraser News Services/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)
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)