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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)
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)
Around 200 people, many holding candles, took part in a moment of silence at a Wednesday night (Aug. 3) vigil in Langley City for victims of last week’s shooting spree. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Grief and outrage at Langley City vigil for shooting victims

Speakers called for concrete change to help the homeless in the wake of targeted shootings

Around 200 people, many holding candles, took part in a moment of silence at a Wednesday night (Aug. 3) vigil in Langley City for victims of last week’s shooting spree. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
Maple Ridge resident Rob Payne, seen here on the banks of the Alouette River on Wednesday, Aug. 3, was one of several people who came to the aid of a father and son when they ended up in the water on Sunday. Payne said it appeared the father was trying to save his son. (Special to Black Press media)
Maple Ridge resident Rob Payne, seen here on the banks of the Alouette River on Wednesday, Aug. 3, was one of several people who came to the aid of a father and son when they ended up in the water on Sunday. Payne said it appeared the father was trying to save his son. (Special to Black Press media)
A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)

VIDEO: Illegal parking at Cultus Lake causes problems for first responders

Cultus Lake Fire Department has to creep through traffic on Columbia Valley Highway

A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)
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 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)
A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)

Campfire ban ordered for Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland

Ban comes into effect Thursday (Aug. 4)

  • Aug 3, 2022
A campfire ban will go into effect Aug. 4 in the Coastal Fire Centre, with the except of Haida Gwaii. (BCWS map)
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre has been a very popular place this summer, particularly during the recent hot weather. The capacity is limited to 600 people at one time. Langley Township residents can pre-register for sessions at the water park 10 days in advance, while non-residents can do so seven days ahead of time. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)

Water park is the place to be in Aldergrove this summer

People from far beyond Aldergrove are flocking to the popular destination

  • Aug 3, 2022
Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre has been a very popular place this summer, particularly during the recent hot weather. The capacity is limited to 600 people at one time. Langley Township residents can pre-register for sessions at the water park 10 days in advance, while non-residents can do so seven days ahead of time. (Langley Township/Special to The Star)
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)
RCMP police shoulder patch. (Black Press Media files)

Efforts fail to save Langley man plucked from Vernon lake

RCMP, coroner investigating two sudden deaths during long weekend

RCMP police shoulder patch. (Black Press Media files)
What will happen in future to the Gateway Plaza in Aldergrove, which contains the KFC, is being left to the incoming Township council to decide. (Black Press Media files)

Gateway project decisions being left to new council

Results of consultation with residents summarized by Township

  • Aug 1, 2022
What will happen in future to the Gateway Plaza in Aldergrove, which contains the KFC, is being left to the incoming Township council to decide. (Black Press Media files)
Former Langley Senator Gerry St. Germain is among 14 people named to the order of B.C., the province’s highest form of recognition. (file)

Former Langley Senator Gerry St. Germain named to the Order of B.C.

Among 14 given the province’s highest form of recognition

Former Langley Senator Gerry St. Germain is among 14 people named to the order of B.C., the province’s highest form of recognition. (file)
A joint announcement by the City and Township of Langley said a vigil for victims of the Langley shootings will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. at Innes Corners Plaza. A previous informal vigil at the same location, seen here, drew about 100 people. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Vigil for victims of Langley shootings planned

Will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3 at Innes Corners Plaza in Langley City

A joint announcement by the City and Township of Langley said a vigil for victims of the Langley shootings will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. at Innes Corners Plaza. A previous informal vigil at the same location, seen here, drew about 100 people. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
This Aldergrove gas station had run out of premium fuel, as of Sunday July 31.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
This Aldergrove gas station had run out of premium fuel, as of Sunday July 31.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Farmers Market closed early Saturday, July 30, due to hot weather. (Undated Facebook photo)
Fort Langley Farmers Market closed early Saturday, July 30, due to hot weather. (Undated Facebook photo)
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: In light of SkyTrain coming, Langley City embarks on parking study

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.
Mary Rambarran won $200,000 from a Royal Riches Scratch & Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Power outage reveals $200K lottery win for Langley woman

Mary Rambarran buys profitable scratch and win ticket on a rainy day grocery shop

Mary Rambarran won $200,000 from a Royal Riches Scratch & Win ticket. (Special to Langley Advance Times)