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Protesters sit chained to a tree stump at an anti-old-growth-logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.A British Columbia Supreme judge has denied a forest company’s application to extend an injunction against blockades by people opposed to logging old-growth trees in the Fairy creek area of southern Vancouver Island.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

Appeal court judge grants temporary injunction for logging company at Fairy Creek

Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein cited economic harm to Teal Jones for granting the injunction

Protesters sit chained to a tree stump at an anti-old-growth-logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.A British Columbia Supreme judge has denied a forest company’s application to extend an injunction against blockades by people opposed to logging old-growth trees in the Fairy creek area of southern Vancouver Island.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne
Former Vancouver Canucks player Gino Odjick will be inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.

BC Sports Hall of Fame comes calling for former First Nation NHLer

Gino Odjick never envisioned himself becoming a Hall of Famer

  • Oct 9, 2021
Former Vancouver Canucks player Gino Odjick will be inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
Environment Canada is forecasting up to 15 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Sunday (Oct. 10, 2021). (File photo)
Environment Canada is forecasting up to 15 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Sunday (Oct. 10, 2021). (File photo)
A Shoppers Drug Mart sign is illuminated on a store Tuesday March 30, 2021 in Ottawa. Ontario and Shoppers Drug Mart are partnering to distribute free menstrual products in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ontario, Shoppers Drug Mart partner to offer free menstrual products in schools

“No student should have to worry about whether or not they have access to products”

A Shoppers Drug Mart sign is illuminated on a store Tuesday March 30, 2021 in Ottawa. Ontario and Shoppers Drug Mart are partnering to distribute free menstrual products in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Letter signed by 200 leaders seeks protection for B.C.’s old-growth forests

The statement said only fragments of old-growth forests remain in B.C.

Protesters to old-growth logging used a 1200-year-old slice of a tree to block an entrance in the west wing where British Columbia Premier John Horgan’s office is located in the legislature in Victoria on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021 file photo, Taliban fighters stand guard inside the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the U.S. withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban authorities will allow between 100 and 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, Qatari officials said on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, marking the airport’s first such flight since U.S. forces withdrew from the country. The large group of foreigners, including Americans and other Westerners, would depart Thursday on a Qatar Airways flight that had earlier ferried humanitarian aid to the country, officials said. (AP Photo/Kathy Gannon, File)

Taliban say they won’t work with US to contain Islamic State

Taliban claims they can take on ISIS independently

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021 file photo, Taliban fighters stand guard inside the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the U.S. withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban authorities will allow between 100 and 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, Qatari officials said on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, marking the airport’s first such flight since U.S. forces withdrew from the country. The large group of foreigners, including Americans and other Westerners, would depart Thursday on a Qatar Airways flight that had earlier ferried humanitarian aid to the country, officials said. (AP Photo/Kathy Gannon, File)
School bus in School District No. 74 (Gold Trail), no date, Journal files

B.C. teachers urged to get vaccinated as union calls for provincial mandate

Premier John Horgan said Thursday that it’s up to elected trustees to decide

School bus in School District No. 74 (Gold Trail), no date, Journal files
Those opposed to the B.C. vaccine card allege the program is discriminatory and violates human rights, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal disagrees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal tosses complaints against Henry, Horgan over COVID vaccine card

Tribunal says “large volume” of complaints and inquiries have also been thrown out

Those opposed to the B.C. vaccine card allege the program is discriminatory and violates human rights, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal disagrees. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Construction crews are preparing for a new expansion on the north side of Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Work underway on major expansion to Langley’s Willowbrook Mall

The shopping centre’s north side will look very different by next summer

Construction crews are preparing for a new expansion on the north side of Willowbrook Shopping Centre. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Grade 6 students at Langley Christian had to go home until Oct. 10 because of a number of cases in the school. (Langley Advance Times files)

COVID cases shut down Grade 6 at Langley school

There were 14 cases in a brief span of time, most in one class

Grade 6 students at Langley Christian had to go home until Oct. 10 because of a number of cases in the school. (Langley Advance Times files)
ICBC sells its products through a network of 900 private insurance brokers around B.C. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

ICBC joins employers requiring COVID-19 vaccination for work

Effective Nov. 15, joining B.C. Hydro, provincial public service

ICBC sells its products through a network of 900 private insurance brokers around B.C. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after the B.C. Lions CFL football team announced they would recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mandatory vaccination for B.C. school staff up to boards, says B.C. premier

Horgan: Mandatory vaccines a last resort and elected trustees best know what’s needed

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks after the B.C. Lions CFL football team announced they would recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Architectural renderings show the proposed housing development on 66th Avenue in Langley Township. (Compass Cohousing/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Architectural renderings show the proposed housing development on 66th Avenue in Langley Township. (Compass Cohousing/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A man casts his ballot at a polling station on federal election day in Shawinigan, Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Elections Canada confirms Bloc win over Tories in Trois-Rivières after recount

The Liberals picked up a seat Wednesday in Châteauguay-Lacolle

A man casts his ballot at a polling station on federal election day in Shawinigan, Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Langley Hospital Auxiliary past president Diane Thornton and Langley Food Bank executive director Jim Calamunce welcomed a Langley City council decision granting preliminary approval to long-requested tax breaks for their organizations. (Langley Advance Times files)

City council gives preliminary approval to tax breaks for food bank, hospital auxiliary

Among four new organizations added to list of tax-exempted properties

Langley Hospital Auxiliary past president Diane Thornton and Langley Food Bank executive director Jim Calamunce welcomed a Langley City council decision granting preliminary approval to long-requested tax breaks for their organizations. (Langley Advance Times files)
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Langley’s COVID numbers continued climbing, while some communities to the west saw numbers decline or increase only slightly. (BCCDC)

COVID cases in Langley continue to rise

Vaccinations were up only slightly and remain well below Surrey’s rate

Langley’s COVID numbers continued climbing, while some communities to the west saw numbers decline or increase only slightly. (BCCDC)
The suspect, seen here on security footage obtained by Vancouver Police is an Asian man in his 20s, with a small build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a red ski jacket, a white hoodie, red pleather pants, and Air Force 1 basketball shoes. He also had a black and red camouflage backpack. (VPD photo)

Vancouver Police seek suspect who attacked woman at a bus stop

The suspect propositioned a woman for sex, then kicked her to ground when she refused

The suspect, seen here on security footage obtained by Vancouver Police is an Asian man in his 20s, with a small build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a red ski jacket, a white hoodie, red pleather pants, and Air Force 1 basketball shoes. He also had a black and red camouflage backpack. (VPD photo)
BC Hydro works to upgrade a power pole. (File photo)

BC Hydro to mandate COVID vaccines for employees, contractors

Employees must be vaccinated by Nov. 22, contractors by Jan. 10, 2022

BC Hydro works to upgrade a power pole. (File photo)
The current Tall Timber estates was built in the 1980s. A new adjacent development is now planned for acre lots. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fate of future Tall Timber Estates expansion still on hold

Council is considering adding to the subdivision that was built in the early 1980s

The current Tall Timber estates was built in the 1980s. A new adjacent development is now planned for acre lots. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)