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Temporary signs warn people that the overflow parking lot at Walnut Grove Secondary will soon be locked at night – something causing distress for some nearby townhouse residents. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Residents worry over loss of parking lot as Walnut Grove school limits access

School officials said the changes are for increased safety after recent incidents

Undated Google Maps image of Brookswood Secondary School (file)

COVID case at Brookswood school in Langley

New notice issued by school district and Fraser Health

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of May 16

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Statistics Canada says the country's crime rate ticked up again in 2018, for a fourth year in a row, though it was still lower than it was a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Higher sales of cannabis helped Canadian farmers come out in the green. (Black Press Media File)

Cannabis processing could start shop in North Langley

Company is the latest to work on industrial operations locally

Higher sales of cannabis helped Canadian farmers come out in the green. (Black Press Media File)
Undated Google maps image of Aldergrove Community Secondary School (file)
Undated Google maps image of Aldergrove Community Secondary School (file)
Nixon Mahovlic, 8, was inspired by kindness week at Fort Langley Elementary so he set out to collect bottles to raise money for a local family in need. (Steve Mahovlic/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nixon Mahovlic, 8, was inspired by kindness week at Fort Langley Elementary so he set out to collect bottles to raise money for a local family in need. (Steve Mahovlic/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Astra Zeneca vaccine waits for injection in a Feb. 3, 2021 file photo. A Langley man has become the second B.C. resident to suffer a blood clot following an injection. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Langley man required emergency surgery after AstraZeneca vaccination

Shaun Mulldoon suffered ‘massive blood clot’ after jab

Astra Zeneca vaccine waits for injection in a Feb. 3, 2021 file photo. A Langley man has become the second B.C. resident to suffer a blood clot following an injection. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A vacant lot in Willoughby Heights on 198A Street near 72nd Avenue was full of discarded trash on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Fines for not separating garbage, recycling going up in Langley Township

Most fines are now in the $250 range for trash-related infractions

A vacant lot in Willoughby Heights on 198A Street near 72nd Avenue was full of discarded trash on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Discussions about Surrey-owned land in Langley should be behind closed doors, councillors say

That’s what Councillors Brenda Locke, Jack Hundial and former Surrey mayor Bob Bose say

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Walnut Grove Secondary student Sophie Drover will be competing in the Skills Canada National competition on May 27, 2021. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley student advances to national safety competition

Grade 9 student Sophie Drover won a provincial contest

Walnut Grove Secondary student Sophie Drover will be competing in the Skills Canada National competition on May 27, 2021. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rich Coleman, who was responsible for the gaming file off and on from 2001 to 2013, was recalled after his initial testimony to the Cullen Commission last month. (Screenshot)

Rich Coleman returns to Cullen Commision regarding money laundering in B.C. casinos

The longtime former Langley MLA was asked about 2011 interview on BC Almanac program

Rich Coleman, who was responsible for the gaming file off and on from 2001 to 2013, was recalled after his initial testimony to the Cullen Commission last month. (Screenshot)
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Cousin of missing woman found in Hope says she won’t have closure until death is solved

Trina Hunt’s family urges Hope residents to check dashcam, photos to help find her killer

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Langley Secondary School is reporting a COVID exposure. (Langley Advance Times files)

COVID-19: Langley schools on exposure list dip to 20

Langley Secondary School is the latest to report a COVID case

Langley Secondary School is reporting a COVID exposure. (Langley Advance Times files)
A small group of Brookswood neighbours have been getting together every night of the last 14 months to make some noise in support of health care workers. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley neighbours still making noise to support health care workers

Every night for 14 months, a small group of Brookswood neighbours has gathered

A small group of Brookswood neighbours have been getting together every night of the last 14 months to make some noise in support of health care workers. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)

Tree cutter rescues cat stuck 100 feet up a dead and dried-out cedar

Jonathan Prest put himself in extreme peril to get a terrified cat out of a dangerous situation

Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)
Langley Township council is pondering changing the use of the indicated plot from agricultural to industrial. The purple lands are existing industrial lands in the Gloucester Industrial Park, and the dark green areas are ravines and rivers, and the light green areas were set aside for a “golf course” that was never built and remain largely natural. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley council ponders transforming 36 acre site into industrial land

It would be the largest addition to the Gloucester Industrial Estate in years

Langley Township council is pondering changing the use of the indicated plot from agricultural to industrial. The purple lands are existing industrial lands in the Gloucester Industrial Park, and the dark green areas are ravines and rivers, and the light green areas were set aside for a “golf course” that was never built and remain largely natural. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A concept plan for a public space in Aldergrove where the Alder Inn once stood at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Special to The Star)

Future plans for vacant Alder Inn site stalled amid Township council disagreements

A flexible outdoor plaza with seating, storage, and artistic decor has been proposed for $250K

A concept plan for a public space in Aldergrove where the Alder Inn once stood at 272nd Street and Fraser Highway. (Special to The Star)
An elderly man drowned Thursday morning after suffering a medical emergency and falling into the water at Grant’s Landing in North Langley. (Shane MacKichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Elderly man drowns at Langley houseboat community

Police say the man suffered a medical event and fell into the water

An elderly man drowned Thursday morning after suffering a medical emergency and falling into the water at Grant’s Landing in North Langley. (Shane MacKichan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Three guns, cash, and drugs seized in raids in Langley and Vernon targeting a suspected dial-a-dope ring. (Langley RCMP/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Raids in Langley, Vernon net guns, drugs, $25,000 cash

RCMP say they broke up a gang-linked dial-a-dope operation

Three guns, cash, and drugs seized in raids in Langley and Vernon targeting a suspected dial-a-dope ring. (Langley RCMP/Special to the Langley Advance Times)