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A shopper tried out a parasol at the Penny Pincher and Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary anniversary celebrations at the Langley City thrift store on Saturday, July 9. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A happy anniversary for Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Penny Pincher thrift store

Outdoor sale at Langley City store marks 75 and 45 years of service to community

A shopper tried out a parasol at the Penny Pincher and Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary anniversary celebrations at the Langley City thrift store on Saturday, July 9. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Navjot Sandhu in Langley Memorial Hospital’s pediatric ER space. It’s been just over a year since the new ER opened. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/special to the Langley Advance Times)
Dr. Navjot Sandhu in Langley Memorial Hospital’s pediatric ER space. It’s been just over a year since the new ER opened. (Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation/special to the Langley Advance Times)
Emergency crews were at Willowbrook Shopping Centre Wednesday, July 13, 2022, for reports of pepper spraying. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Emergency crews were at Willowbrook Shopping Centre Wednesday, July 13, 2022, for reports of pepper spraying. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Nathan Struik, 8, from Clayton Heights winds up at the second Explore Science Club paper plane flying contest on Saturday, July 9, at Buckley Park in Langley City. 42 kids took part. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A kid’s paper plane competition goes the distance in Langley City

First, they learned how to make them, then they competed to see who could fly the longest distance

Nathan Struik, 8, from Clayton Heights winds up at the second Explore Science Club paper plane flying contest on Saturday, July 9, at Buckley Park in Langley City. 42 kids took part. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Emergency crews were at Willowbrook Shopping Centre Wednesday, July 13, 2022, for reports of noxious spray being set off inside. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Three people sprayed in Langley’s Willowbrook Mall, building evacuated

Store employee told the Langley Advance Times that the mall was evacuated.

Emergency crews were at Willowbrook Shopping Centre Wednesday, July 13, 2022, for reports of noxious spray being set off inside. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Brand new B.C. primary care centre can’t find doctors to staff it

The clinic opened in May, but the province and Fraser Health can’t find people to work there

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix speaking at the May 13, 2022 opening of the new Primary Care Centre in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Social sustainability plan nets Langley Township an award

The plan was approved earlier this year

  • Jul 13, 2022
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)

Municipal affairs minister Nathan Cullen says he won’t be seeking B.C. NDP leadership

All eyes now on Attorney General David Eby who says he is taking time to weigh his decision

Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen has announced he will not seek the BC NDP leadership. (Chris Gareau photo)
Langley RCMP seized cash, cellphones, a knife, and cocaine from a secret compartment in a vehicle they stopped recently. (Langley RCMP)
Langley RCMP seized cash, cellphones, a knife, and cocaine from a secret compartment in a vehicle they stopped recently. (Langley RCMP)
A dump truck crashed into a lane divider at the 264th Street interchange on Highway One in May of 2021. It was just one of several hundred collisions at the interchange over the last few years. (Camille Timmermans/Special to Black Press Media)

264th Interchange is worst intersection in Lower Mainland for crashes

The interchange has racked up hundreds of collisions every year

A dump truck crashed into a lane divider at the 264th Street interchange on Highway One in May of 2021. It was just one of several hundred collisions at the interchange over the last few years. (Camille Timmermans/Special to Black Press Media)
Langley resident Bounxong Sirimangkone bought a Lotto Max ticket to celebrate Canada Day, and was in disbelief after learning almost a year later that he won the Lotto Max Extra prize of $500,000 from the July 2, 2021 draw. (BCLC)

He waited almost a year to check his lottery ticket. It was a winner.

Langley man plans to use $500,00 prize to travel and study

  • Jul 12, 2022
Langley resident Bounxong Sirimangkone bought a Lotto Max ticket to celebrate Canada Day, and was in disbelief after learning almost a year later that he won the Lotto Max Extra prize of $500,000 from the July 2, 2021 draw. (BCLC)
Mike Lantz posted this image of the damaged 192 Street overpass on Tuesday, July 12. (Twitter)
Mike Lantz posted this image of the damaged 192 Street overpass on Tuesday, July 12. (Twitter)
More than 150 supporters of the Langley Hospice attended the annual Plates and Glasses fundraiser in Aldergrove on Saturday, July 9, setting a record for the event. Among them, (L to R) Sherry Tingley, Carol Metcalfe and Terry Metcalfe. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
More than 150 supporters of the Langley Hospice attended the annual Plates and Glasses fundraiser in Aldergrove on Saturday, July 9, setting a record for the event. Among them, (L to R) Sherry Tingley, Carol Metcalfe and Terry Metcalfe. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
At the 29th edition of the Mopar Madness car show in Langley on Sunday, July 10, members of the Mopars Unlimited Car Club announced they have raised $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland car fans raise $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief

‘They need all the help they can get’ says president of Langley-based Mopars Unlimited club

At the 29th edition of the Mopar Madness car show in Langley on Sunday, July 10, members of the Mopars Unlimited Car Club announced they have raised $10,000 for Ukraine humanitarian relief. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
James Christopher Gordon of Surrey was in a stolen Chevy Equinox when he used the inside edge of a roundabout on McCallum Road in Abbotsford to speed past traffic while fleeing from police on Feb. 9 to Langley. (Screenshot from Air One footage)

Surrey man sentenced for reckless drive from Abbotsford to Langley

Police helicopter captured footage of incident in February 2022

James Christopher Gordon of Surrey was in a stolen Chevy Equinox when he used the inside edge of a roundabout on McCallum Road in Abbotsford to speed past traffic while fleeing from police on Feb. 9 to Langley. (Screenshot from Air One footage)
Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)

Minister Cullen’s signboard in northwest B.C. riding defaced with hate graffiti

‘You do not represent northwest’: Minister calls out idiocy of mischief makers in tweet

Municipal minister Nathan Cullen’s sign near Smithers was vandalized over the weekend. (Twitter/Nathan Cullen)
Traffic on Highway One west of 264th Street was slowed by a crash blocking the left lane just before 8 a.m.(Drive BC)

A bad rush hour: crash on Hwy 1 near 264 slows traffic

Another unrelated collision snarled traffic at the intersection of 224th Street and 56th Avenue.

  • Jul 11, 2022
Traffic on Highway One west of 264th Street was slowed by a crash blocking the left lane just before 8 a.m.(Drive BC)
Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Man found dead in Williams Lake home with weapon following negotiation with police

RCMP called to man’s home Sunday (July 10) for report he was considering self-harm

Williams Lake RCMP were called to a residence at the corner of Smedley Street and Eleventh Avenue early Sunday (July 10) morning for a report of an armed man considering self-harm. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The dark blue wedge-shaped area covering much of the Yorkson and Carvolth areas of Langley is responsible for more housing starts than any other neighbourhood in Metro Vancouver over the past five years. (Housing Research Collaborative Group)

Langley Township neighbourhood has highest number of housing starts in all Metro Vancouver

Study by UBC group finds more than 4,300 homes began construction in five years

The dark blue wedge-shaped area covering much of the Yorkson and Carvolth areas of Langley is responsible for more housing starts than any other neighbourhood in Metro Vancouver over the past five years. (Housing Research Collaborative Group)
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