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The funeral of Ronin Sharma, 16, will be livestreamed on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Sharma was one of three teens, including 17-year-old Parker Magnuson and 16-year-old Caleb Reimer, who was killed when their vehicle hit a tree in the early hours of Aug. 21 in the 16000-block of 104 Avenue. (Photo: Tom zillich/Inset: Delta Hockey Academy)

Funeral for one of 3 teens killed in Surrey crash to be livestreamed

GoFundMe has now raised more than $62,000, surpassing the $50,000-goal

The funeral of Ronin Sharma, 16, will be livestreamed on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Sharma was one of three teens, including 17-year-old Parker Magnuson and 16-year-old Caleb Reimer, who was killed when their vehicle hit a tree in the early hours of Aug. 21 in the 16000-block of 104 Avenue. (Photo: Tom zillich/Inset: Delta Hockey Academy)
Cloverdale - Langley City Centrist candidate Rama G. Ahmad said he decided to run for the fledgling new organization after hearing complaints about established parties. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cloverdale - Langley City Centrist candidate Rama G. Ahmad said he decided to run for the fledgling new organization after hearing complaints about established parties. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
July 2021 saw the highest in terms of overdose calls ever recorded in a single month across the province. (Black Press file photo)

Fraser Health issues overdose alert for the entire health region

Paramedics respond to a total of 171 calls across the province Wednesday

July 2021 saw the highest in terms of overdose calls ever recorded in a single month across the province. (Black Press file photo)
Onyx trots with Courtney Palleson for Noni Hartvikson of South Langley at the para-dressage horse inspection, held Aug. 25, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Onyx trots with Courtney Palleson for Noni Hartvikson of South Langley at the para-dressage horse inspection, held Aug. 25, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. (Jon Stroud Media/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Lodge has been closed to outside visitors after a staff member was confirmed positive for COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Lodge visitation halted by new COVID case

The long-term care home has been closed to outsiders after staffer diagnosed with coronavirus

Langley Lodge has been closed to outside visitors after a staff member was confirmed positive for COVID. (Langley Advance Times files)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)

Rumors are swirling that pro basketball could be coming to Langley

Langley Events Centre reportedly in the running for new home of Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Bandits

Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)
Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file

Rising number of Kootenay real estate sales to out of region buyers

Most out of region buyers from Lower Mainland and Alberta

Real estate agency in Kimberley. Paul Rodgers file
About 30 Township of Langley firefighters were called to battle a house fire on a mobile home property at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2339072" title="Call 23390 72 with 3CX Click to Call" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> 23390 72 </tcxspan>Ave. around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 25. 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
About 30 Township of Langley firefighters were called to battle a house fire on a mobile home property at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2339072" title="Call 23390 72 with 3CX Click to Call" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> 23390 72 </tcxspan>Ave. around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 25. 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Investigators were still on scene during the morning rush hour after a pedestrian was struck in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Police watchdog called in after off-duty officer involved in crash on Langley Bypass

One person was sent to hospital in serious condition after being hit around 12:40 a.m.

Investigators were still on scene during the morning rush hour after a pedestrian was struck in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Melanie MacInnes provided a preview on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 of the drive-through version of the Aldergrove Fair that will route through her farm, including the standing set of the Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart”, visible behind them. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

THIS WEEKEND: Aldergrove Fair heads to the farm

Attendees will drive-through a farm with various activity stations, a movie set and more

Melanie MacInnes provided a preview on Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 of the drive-through version of the Aldergrove Fair that will route through her farm, including the standing set of the Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart”, visible behind them. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Christine Daum, recreation supervisor at Timms Community Centre. (File photo)
Christine Daum, recreation supervisor at Timms Community Centre. (File photo)
A celebration of life for the late Randy Caine has been set for Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Murrayville Hall. (Langley Advance Times file)

Celebration of life set for Langley businessman and activist Randy Caine

Remembering ‘amazing father, partner, brother, uncle, cousin and friend’

A celebration of life for the late Randy Caine has been set for Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Murrayville Hall. (Langley Advance Times file)
44-year-old Joshua Ritch was seen running from the bank’s entrance towards Lougheed Highway by officers on Aug. 11, and was arrested after a short chase on foot. Surrey Now file photo.

Langley man charged in 2nd Mission bank robbery within a month

Joshua Ritch, 44, has a history of robbery sprees

44-year-old Joshua Ritch was seen running from the bank’s entrance towards Lougheed Highway by officers on Aug. 11, and was arrested after a short chase on foot. Surrey Now file photo.
Hunter Keys, 11, is missing from Abbotsford and was last seen in the Langley area on Aug. 24, 2021, say Abbotsford Police. (RCMP released image)
Hunter Keys, 11, is missing from Abbotsford and was last seen in the Langley area on Aug. 24, 2021, say Abbotsford Police. (RCMP released image)
Murrayville resident Susan Simning has been organizing car-oriented fundraisers in memory of her son, Bradley McPherson, who was murdered in 2011. Before the Sunday, Aug. 22 ‘Burnouts in the sky’ event, Simning (right), posed with her daughter, Jennie McPherson (centre), son-in-law Robin Dodd and Jennie’s eight-year-old daughter Bradleigh Wynnyk-McPherson, who is named after her late uncle. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley organizer of ‘Burnouts in the Sky’ memorial ride undeterred by reduced attendance

Weather, pandemic possible factors, says Susan Simning, who is planning a bigger event next year

Murrayville resident Susan Simning has been organizing car-oriented fundraisers in memory of her son, Bradley McPherson, who was murdered in 2011. Before the Sunday, Aug. 22 ‘Burnouts in the sky’ event, Simning (right), posed with her daughter, Jennie McPherson (centre), son-in-law Robin Dodd and Jennie’s eight-year-old daughter Bradleigh Wynnyk-McPherson, who is named after her late uncle. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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Fire damages Glover Road house

Four Langley Township fire trucks respond to noon house report of residential structure fire

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If vaccination passports and indoor mask wearing can prevent another wholesale shutdown, they will be a good thing, said Colleen Clark, CEO of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times file)

A cautious reaction to vaccine passports and renewed mask mandate

Initial comments by Langley business associations are positive, but more details needed

If vaccination passports and indoor mask wearing can prevent another wholesale shutdown, they will be a good thing, said Colleen Clark, CEO of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times file)
Aldergrove Legion branch president Doug Hadley said thanks to a ‘generous’ donation by Otter Co-op, they can change the exterior to a more appropriate shade of blue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Legion branch goes from ‘awful’ green to blue

Switch to more appropriate colour is underway using paint donated by Otter Co-op

Aldergrove Legion branch president Doug Hadley said thanks to a ‘generous’ donation by Otter Co-op, they can change the exterior to a more appropriate shade of blue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
PPC candidates are running in the Langley ridings. Ian Kennedy in Cloverdale – Langley City, and Rayna Boychuk in Langley – Aldergrove. (file)

People’s Party of Canada fields Langley candidates

Rayna Boychuk and Ian Kennedy are running in Langley - Aldergrove and Cloverdale - Langley City

PPC candidates are running in the Langley ridings. Ian Kennedy in Cloverdale – Langley City, and Rayna Boychuk in Langley – Aldergrove. (file)
Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, headquartered in Langley, announced on Aug. 17, 2021 that it has donated $5,000 towards SOS Children’s Village BC and their efforts in supporting youth in care or aging out of care. (SOS Children’s Village BC)

Langley-based financial institute donates $5K to improve youth mental health support

Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, gives to SOS Children’s Village BC

Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, headquartered in Langley, announced on Aug. 17, 2021 that it has donated $5,000 towards SOS Children’s Village BC and their efforts in supporting youth in care or aging out of care. (SOS Children’s Village BC)