Drugs

Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspected drug dealer calls Victoria-area RCMP after being robbed

Police investigating three individuals after the April 28 incident

Police are investigating three individuals after a suspected drug dealer called West Shore RCMP to report having drugs and cash stolen in Colwood. (Black Press Media file photo)
CBSA seized a shipment of 106 kilograms of methamphetamine at the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility. (CBSA photo)

CBSA seizes 106-kg meth shipment from Mexico at B.C. examination facility

Drugs have an estimated value of $13.5 million

CBSA seized a shipment of 106 kilograms of methamphetamine at the Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility. (CBSA photo)
FILE - The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)

Alberta man who took magic mushrooms found not guilty of assaulting professor

Judge accepted that Matthew Brown didn’t remember the attack and found him not guilty

FILE - The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary, is shown on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland)
Norman Ayles, right, learned how to give a Naloxone injection to someone suffering from an opioid overdose, from Lookout Housing and Health Society staffer Levi Epp, left, at a 2019 overdose prevention event in Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)

Drug deaths drop by half in Langley

The total number of lethal overdoses remains higher than before the crisis began

Norman Ayles, right, learned how to give a Naloxone injection to someone suffering from an opioid overdose, from Lookout Housing and Health Society staffer Levi Epp, left, at a 2019 overdose prevention event in Langley City. (Langley Advance Times files)
Carson Crimeni’s father Aron (right) and his grandfather Darrel (left) hang Carson’s jersey at the Langley Sportsplex where the late 14-year-old played. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Tears as Carson Crimeni memorial goes up at Langley Sportsplex

The family said they want to help others in the community

Carson Crimeni’s father Aron (right) and his grandfather Darrel (left) hang Carson’s jersey at the Langley Sportsplex where the late 14-year-old played. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Carson Crimeni may not have been the fastest player on the ice, but he had fun, his grandfather recalled. His jersey will be go on display as part of a hockey-themed memorial at the Langley Sportsplex where the 14-year-old used to play (file)

Langley teen who died of apparent drug overdose to receive a hockey-themed memorial

Police report on Carson Crimeni case now in the hands of Crown counsel

Carson Crimeni may not have been the fastest player on the ice, but he had fun, his grandfather recalled. His jersey will be go on display as part of a hockey-themed memorial at the Langley Sportsplex where the 14-year-old used to play (file)
Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)

Coroner emphasizes jury’s recommendations in B.C. teen’s overdose death

16-year-old Elliot Eurchuk died of a fentanyl overdose in 2018

Photos of Elliot Eurchuk at different stages of his short life. The Oak Bay teen died of a fentanyl overdose in April 2018. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police seized more than 55 kilograms of cocaine, 47 kilograms of methamphetamine, one kilogram of heroin, 15 firearms, $150,000 in cash and a large-capacity magazine from the home of William Milton Barnes. Lawyers made a joint submission for a nine-year jail sentence for the Saanich man, who plead guilty to four of 11 charges against him. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

Judge grants Saanich drug smuggler sentencing delay to sell a boat, repay parents

A Canada-U.S. investigation seized guns, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine

Police seized more than 55 kilograms of cocaine, 47 kilograms of methamphetamine, one kilogram of heroin, 15 firearms, $150,000 in cash and a large-capacity magazine from the home of William Milton Barnes. Lawyers made a joint submission for a nine-year jail sentence for the Saanich man, who plead guilty to four of 11 charges against him. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Willowbrook trail has become haven for drug dealers, resident say

Willowbrook trail has become haven for drug dealers, resident say

A resident says he witnessed a beating with a baseball bat

Willowbrook trail has become haven for drug dealers, resident say
Police blocked off 72nd Avenue east of 208th Street on Oct. 23 after the death of a man during an RCMP arrest. (Langley Advance Times files)

Man died near former unlicenced drug recovery home in Willoughby

The death is under investigation by the IIO

Police blocked off 72nd Avenue east of 208th Street on Oct. 23 after the death of a man during an RCMP arrest. (Langley Advance Times files)
Grief and anger as family mourns Langley teen Carson Crimeni

Grief and anger as family mourns Langley teen Carson Crimeni

A funeral remembered Carson’s fun-loving life and called for change in the community

Grief and anger as family mourns Langley teen Carson Crimeni
Hundreds of bouquets, messages, and emergency hotline numbers have been left at the Walnut Grove Skate Park in recent weeks, after the Aug. 7 death of Carson Crimeni. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Memorial to Carson Crimeni to stay in place through to September

Hundreds of tributes have been left at the Walnut Grove skate park

Hundreds of bouquets, messages, and emergency hotline numbers have been left at the Walnut Grove Skate Park in recent weeks, after the Aug. 7 death of Carson Crimeni. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Many people attended a vigil for Carson Crimeni in Walnut Grove on Aug. 8. (Shane MacKichan photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Our View: Talking to kids about drugs

Communication is even more vital in the wake of an apparent overdose death

  • Aug 14, 2019
Many people attended a vigil for Carson Crimeni in Walnut Grove on Aug. 8. (Shane MacKichan photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
POLL: Have you talked to your kids about drugs?

POLL: Have you talked to your kids about drugs?

The dangers of overdoses are on the minds of parents in the wake of the death of Carson Crimeni

  • Aug 13, 2019
POLL: Have you talked to your kids about drugs?
Seven of the nine vehicles seized by Central Saanich Police, during a months-long investigation. (Central Saanich Police Submission)

Police seize cash, vehicles and drugs headed to B.C.’s Shambhala music festival

Dealer busted en route to electronic music festival in West Kootenay

Seven of the nine vehicles seized by Central Saanich Police, during a months-long investigation. (Central Saanich Police Submission)
Eight alleged dealers face charges for Surrey-Langley drug ring

Eight alleged dealers face charges for Surrey-Langley drug ring

Police say the group is linked to the ongoing gang conflicts in Metro Vancouver

Eight alleged dealers face charges for Surrey-Langley drug ring
Aldergrove chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation

Aldergrove chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation

Raymon Ranu has been working as a cook since he was arrested for selling fentanyl and cocaine

Aldergrove chef sentenced to seven years for million-dollar drug operation
Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)

EDITORIAL: SafePoint injection site is saving lives

Despite your personal take on Surrey’s controversial site, it’s hard to argue with results

  • Jun 12, 2018
Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents
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14-year-old girl dies from overdose in Surrey

Surrey RCMP detained one person of interest, but they were later released

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