firefighters

A firefighter stands on the shoreline of the St.Lawrence River Monday, October 18, 2021, where a firefighter drowned during a rescue operation in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Montreal firefighter dead after falling into St. Lawrence River during rescue mission

Boaters in distress saved, but for an unknown reason fire department rescue boat then capsized

 

(Langley RCMP)

Sneeze likely to blame for driver crashing car into Walnut Grove home, RCMP say

Collision also resulted in the interruption of some utility services in the area

(Langley RCMP)
Surrey Firefighters Pipes & Drums band visited Douglas Park in Langley City on Sept. 11, 2021 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, where Langley City firefighters also paid tribute. (Rosemary Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Firefighters pay tribute in Langley on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Surrey Firefighters Pipes & Drums band played a set of songs

Surrey Firefighters Pipes & Drums band visited Douglas Park in Langley City on Sept. 11, 2021 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, where Langley City firefighters also paid tribute. (Rosemary Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Shannon Todd Booth, communication and funds development manager with the Langley Hospice Society, outside the under construction 15-bed Langley hospice residence on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is donating a portion of proceeds from the third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala to the Langley Hospice Society to help “warm up the tub and turn on the lights” at the new residence. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Mayor’s Gala, auction to support Langley Hospice Society residence

‘A Taste of Cabaret’ will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, auction is live now

Shannon Todd Booth, communication and funds development manager with the Langley Hospice Society, outside the under construction 15-bed Langley hospice residence on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society is donating a portion of proceeds from the third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala to the Langley Hospice Society to help “warm up the tub and turn on the lights” at the new residence. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
An image of the new ER at Langley Memorial Hospital, which opened in May. (Langley Advance Times file)
An image of the new ER at Langley Memorial Hospital, which opened in May. (Langley Advance Times file)
U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park on Sept. 11, 2020 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)

Official 9/11 ceremony at Peace Arch Park cancelled on 20th anniversary of terror attack

COVID concerns, U.S. border-closure extension quash annual tribute to victims

U.S. and Canadian officials gathered at Peace Arch Park on Sept. 11, 2020 to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (John Kageorge photo)
Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

B.C. premier, forests minister, tour White Rock Lake fire near Vernon

John Horgan joins Minister of Forests at firefighters’ camp

Premier John Horgan tours the BC Wildfire Service camp set up in Vernon Thursday, Aug. 26, where firefighters from all over are stationed while battling the White Rock Lake blaze. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Township of Langley Fire Department (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley Fire Department (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
City of Langley firefighters responded to a bush fire at the Nicomekl floodplain on July 23, 2021. (Mike Baker/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City firefighters called to bush fire at Nicomekl floodplain

Blaze located at what fire chief believes was a homeless camp

City of Langley firefighters responded to a bush fire at the Nicomekl floodplain on July 23, 2021. (Mike Baker/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Surrey firefighters battle a blaze at a Newton condo complex Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

‘It can quickly get out of control’: Vigilance urged when cooking food in summer heat

Firefighters still working to put out condo fire nearly 24 hours later in Surrey

Surrey firefighters battle a blaze at a Newton condo complex Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)

VIDEO: Firefighters rescue frightened horse stuck nose-deep in Vancouver Island mud bog

At the scene were a whole team of firefighters who put their heads together to rescue the filly

Saanich Fire Department worked hard to pull a horse from drowning in a mud bog on July 31 in Saanich. (Photo and video courtesy of Saanich Fire Department)
(Black Press Media files)

Langley toddler rushed to hospital after fall from third floor window

Paramedics took the child to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster

(Black Press Media files)
Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted

‘It is hard. It is fun’: 55-year-old Castlegar woman becomes firefighter

Sue Idle is one of the newest members of the Pass Creek Fire Department

Firefighter Sue Idle (right) with Pass Creek Fire Department chief Aaron Bebelman. Photo: Submitted
Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Veteran firefighter calls Langley ‘incredibility resilient’ after April condo fire

Cause of the April 19 blaze is not yet known as investigation continues

Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township firefighters put away the boards they had brought to help, if necessary, a horse stuck in a ravine on Friday, July 2 in South Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horse rescued from South Langley ravine

Township firefighters were ready to help the horse on Friday morning

Langley Township firefighters put away the boards they had brought to help, if necessary, a horse stuck in a ravine on Friday, July 2 in South Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

VIDEO: Fire engulfs pier on Surrey side of the Fraser River

Dock has reportedly been unused for a long time

Surrey Fire Service battled a dock fire along the Fraser River late Friday night (June 18). It was on Musqueam Drive, near Industrial Road, around 10:45 p.m. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite

‘Camp Ignite’ helps young B.C. women pursue firefighting careers

This year’s camp will be on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 in Vancouver

Campers learn auto extrication at past year’s Camp Ignite. Photo supplied by Camp Ignite
A row of half-melted portable toilets sit in front of the debris at the site of the April 19 fire. Cleanup could start as soon as Monday, May 10. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley condo fire cleanup may start as soon as Monday

May 10 could see the first cleanup efforts on the Willoughby site covered in burned debris

A row of half-melted portable toilets sit in front of the debris at the site of the April 19 fire. Cleanup could start as soon as Monday, May 10. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)