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Eight-term Langley Township councillor Steve Ferguson will be running with the ‘Contract with Langley’ slate of candidates. The announcement was made Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Veteran Township councillor Steve Ferguson joins ‘Contract with Langley’ slate

Latest election candidate announced by registered elector organization

  • Aug 25, 2022
Eight-term Langley Township councillor Steve Ferguson will be running with the ‘Contract with Langley’ slate of candidates. The announcement was made Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cory Redekop, CEO Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, has warned the provincial government the BCGEU strike could create problems long after a settlement is reached. (File)

It could take months to recover from BCGEU strike, Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce CEO warns

As long as two months after a settlement is reached, according to one estimate

  • Aug 24, 2022
Cory Redekop, CEO Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, has warned the provincial government the BCGEU strike could create problems long after a settlement is reached. (File)
AJ Cheema, a professional chef and owner of the Otter Trail Winery and Bistro, has announced he will be running for Township council as part of the ‘Contract with Langley’ civic party. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

AJ Cheema joins ‘Contract with Langley’ slate

Chef, businessman, and farmer is son of former MLA Gulzar Cheema

  • Aug 24, 2022
AJ Cheema, a professional chef and owner of the Otter Trail Winery and Bistro, has announced he will be running for Township council as part of the ‘Contract with Langley’ civic party. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Barb Martens will be campaigning as part of the “Contract With Langley,” the civic party announced on Monday, Aug. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Police officer Barb Martens runs for Township council under ‘Contract With Langley’ banner

Walnut Grove resident says she was moved to run by recent violence in Langley

Barb Martens will be campaigning as part of the “Contract With Langley,” the civic party announced on Monday, Aug. 22. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Pitt River Bridge. (The News)

Motorcyclist fatally collides with machinery on BC bridge

Coquitlam RCMP are investigating a crash that stalled traffic for hours on Monday evening

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Pitt River Bridge. (The News)
Cory Vallee has lost his final challenge of his conviction in the Feb. 6, 2009, murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping centre. (Langley Advance Times file photos)

Gangster who gunned down man in Langley shopping centre loses last appeal

Cory Vallee is serving two life sentences for the fatal shooting of Kevin LeClair in 2009

Cory Vallee has lost his final challenge of his conviction in the Feb. 6, 2009, murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping centre. (Langley Advance Times file photos)
When Langley resident Sara Rowland tried to help a dog left inside a Jeep on a hot day, she said she was confronted by a foul-mouthed woman who threatened her with a knife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Good Samaritan tries to rescue dog in Langley, gets threatened with knife

Police looking for woman who claimed to be in ‘law enforcement’

When Langley resident Sara Rowland tried to help a dog left inside a Jeep on a hot day, she said she was confronted by a foul-mouthed woman who threatened her with a knife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)

BREAKING: Evacuation Alert issued for Bulkley-Nechako region in northwest B.C in due to wildfire

The Morice River wildfire is located approximately 45kms southwest of the District of Houston

Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)
There was a record number of vendors (150) and visitors (40,000 to 50,000) at the Arts Alive festival in Langley City on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A record-setting Arts Alive is welcomed back to Langley City

For the first time ever, there was a wait list for vendors

There was a record number of vendors (150) and visitors (40,000 to 50,000) at the Arts Alive festival in Langley City on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Victor Smith said it was a “privilege” to restore the iconic Pete Ryan statues in Langley City. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, he started working on the two Ryan statues of a fur trader and First Nations chief at Innes Corners. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Victor Smith said it was a “privilege” to restore the iconic Pete Ryan statues in Langley City. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, he started working on the two Ryan statues of a fur trader and First Nations chief at Innes Corners. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Misty Van Popta will be running for Township of Langley Council on the Contract With Langley slate with councillor and mayoral candidate Eric Woodward in the upcoming Oct. 15 municipal election. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Misty Van Popta announces bid for Township council

Will run as part of Contract With Langley slate

  • Aug 21, 2022
Misty Van Popta will be running for Township of Langley Council on the Contract With Langley slate with councillor and mayoral candidate Eric Woodward in the upcoming Oct. 15 municipal election. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley MLAs? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

AT YOUR SERVICE: Opposition MLAs critical of NDP’s affordable housing record

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

Do you have a question you’d like to see put to the Langley MLAs? Email your idea to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township sees sudden burst of development approvals

Developers rushed to get projects approved before the election

Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
Multiple BC residents have been forced to wait over an hour for an ambulance in the past year due to paramedic shortages. (The News)

Lower Mainland paramedics warn ambulance service critically understaffed

On Aug. 20 there were no ambulances staffed in Maple Ridge

Multiple BC residents have been forced to wait over an hour for an ambulance in the past year due to paramedic shortages. (The News)
A 40-year-old driver died at the scene of a crash at 192nd Street and the Langley Bypass just before midnight Friday, Aug. 19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fatal two-car crash closes Langley Bypass in east Surrey overnight

Surrey RCMP would like to hear from anyone in the area of 192nd Street and the bypass late Friday

A 40-year-old driver died at the scene of a crash at 192nd Street and the Langley Bypass just before midnight Friday, Aug. 19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Teresa Townsley, owner of Festina Lente winery, is running for Langley Township council. (Teresa Townsley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley winery owner announces run for Township council seat

Teresa Townsley is a former Delta school board trustee

Teresa Townsley, owner of Festina Lente winery, is running for Langley Township council. (Teresa Townsley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
200th Street is closed from 72nd to 80th Avenues, a full mile, due to a gas leak in the 7700 block. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Gas leak closes Langley’s 200th Street Friday afternoon

Traffic halted Friday, Aug. 19 and not expected to start again until evening

200th Street is closed from 72nd to 80th Avenues, a full mile, due to a gas leak in the 7700 block. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)
A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)
Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)

One wolf found dead, one missing after break in at zoo in Langley

Young wolf Tempest still missing, Chia found dead by road

Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)
A woman who allegedly stole shoes, clothing, and a purse from the Otter Co-op. (Langley RCMP)
A woman who allegedly stole shoes, clothing, and a purse from the Otter Co-op. (Langley RCMP)