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Former Pitt Meadows city councillor David Murray was convicted of sex assault, and is now being sued by the victim. (files)

Former Pitt Meadows city councillor sued for sex assault

David Murray was convicted in 2017 of sexually assaulting a teen 25 years earlier

 

Screen shots from Tuesday night’s Zoom meeting show Coun. Kiersten Duncan holding up a sign. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge councillor ejected from online meeting

Kiersten Duncan held up sign saying “Let Me Speak #Censured”

 

A floating crane moved into position on March 12 to begin work on rebuilding the view platform on the Fort to Fort Trail in Langley (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rebuilding underway on Fraser River viewing platform in Fort Langley

Former sawmill structure suffered fire damage in 2018 vandalism

 

Councillor Rudy Storteboom said it was ‘great’ the City can still support community groups despite the pandemic (file)
Councillor Rudy Storteboom said it was ‘great’ the City can still support community groups despite the pandemic (file)
In May 2020, an accidental discharge dumped 1,400 litres of diesel fuel into a fish-bearing stream near the border of Langley City and Township by the airport. (file)

New Langley City watercourse protection regulations will hike fines, toughen enforcement

Measures would speed up testing for contaminants and increase most fines from $100 to $500

In May 2020, an accidental discharge dumped 1,400 litres of diesel fuel into a fish-bearing stream near the border of Langley City and Township by the airport. (file)
Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal related how his father struggled with addiction during a discussion about a proposed overdose prevention site at the Monday, Feb. 22 council meeting (Langley City Council video image)
Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal related how his father struggled with addiction during a discussion about a proposed overdose prevention site at the Monday, Feb. 22 council meeting (Langley City Council video image)
City crews will be taking lights down around the downtown this weekend. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City Christmas lights are coming down, later than usual

City was ‘determined to provide some holiday cheer for the community’ by leaving up into February

City crews will be taking lights down around the downtown this weekend. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
The Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan area extends from 196 Street in the west to 208 Street in the east, envisioning four ‘zones’ along the route (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A river runs through it: Online open house planned for Langley City Nicomekl River plan

Would divide river corridor into four zones to guide future planning

The Nicomekl River District Neighbourhood Plan area extends from 196 Street in the west to 208 Street in the east, envisioning four ‘zones’ along the route (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Image of proposed five-storey building at 20172 53A Ave. An online public hearing is set for Monday, Feb. 8. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Online hearing set for Monday on proposed apartment building in Langley City

Will require variances to fit on narrow lot, staff report says

Image of proposed five-storey building at 20172 53A Ave. An online public hearing is set for Monday, Feb. 8. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Langley City graphic shows what the future core could look like. A virtual open house on the proposed new Official Community Plan will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

New Official Community Plan charts a potential future for Langley City

A virtual public hearing on the proposed OCP is set for Tuesday, Feb. 9

A Langley City graphic shows what the future core could look like. A virtual open house on the proposed new Official Community Plan will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Langley City hall (City of Langley image)

Langley City financial plan scales back SkyTrain preparations

Average homeowner taxes would go up by $154

Langley City hall (City of Langley image)
Lights glitter in McBurney plaza on Saturday, Jan 9, 2020. Funds from the cancelled Magic of Christmas parade were used to add lights this year and for years to come, a report said. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in more Christmas lights for Langley City

City was ‘determined to provide some holiday cheer for the community’

Lights glitter in McBurney plaza on Saturday, Jan 9, 2020. Funds from the cancelled Magic of Christmas parade were used to add lights this year and for years to come, a report said. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)
Langley City Councillor Nathan Pachal and the ‘lonely’ Langley City park he thinks should have a name. After making a call for suggestions in August of 2020, the top pick was ‘Railway park.’ (Rob Bittner/Special to Langley Advance Times)

An unofficial contest to name a nameless Langley City park comes up with a winner

Councillor Nathan Pachal thought the ‘lonely’ mini-park deserved a name

Langley City Councillor Nathan Pachal and the ‘lonely’ Langley City park he thinks should have a name. After making a call for suggestions in August of 2020, the top pick was ‘Railway park.’ (Rob Bittner/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek, at the Jan. 25 Winter Wonderland fund-raiser (Langley Advance Times/file)

Additional review of Langley City mayor’s gala ordered by council

A more detailed accounting of costs is needed, councillors said

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek, at the Jan. 25 Winter Wonderland fund-raiser (Langley Advance Times/file)
A small Langley City park should have a name, according to Coun. Nathan Pachal, who launched a highly unofficial online search for suggestions on Aug. 13, 2020. (Nathan Pachal/special to Langley Advance Times)

A name for a nameless park sought by Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal

Online appeal for suggestions to name ‘one lonely park’

A small Langley City park should have a name, according to Coun. Nathan Pachal, who launched a highly unofficial online search for suggestions on Aug. 13, 2020. (Nathan Pachal/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City councillors Rosemary Wallace and Nathan Pachal (Undated Langley City photos)

Langley City Councillor expenses ranged from $12,000 to $174: report

What made the difference was attending conferences

Langley City councillors Rosemary Wallace and Nathan Pachal (Undated Langley City photos)
Langley City Coun. Rudy Storteboom warned community grants will likely be affected by the loss of revenue from the Cascades Casino during the pandemic. (file)

Community grants could be cut because of COVID-19 shutdown, City councillor warns

Closure of Cascades Casino will mean a smaller share of profits, Rudy Storteboom predicts

Langley City Coun. Rudy Storteboom warned community grants will likely be affected by the loss of revenue from the Cascades Casino during the pandemic. (file)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)