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Campfires banned in Langley Township

Campfires banned in Langley Township

Dry conditions are blamed for the fire department’s ban.

  • Jul 12, 2017
Campfires banned in Langley Township
The night of Aug. 1, 2003, as we drove around from Barriere to Kamloops along the Trans-Canada Highway, we were stopped in Cache Creek for gas when we heard on the radio of reports that Barriere was “gone.” It ended up not being accurate, and thankfully much better lines of communication with media and ultimately the public followed that horrifying broadcast. But it showed just how dangerous inaccurate information can be. Much of the downtown area of Barriere remained unscathed, in large part thanks to the firefighters and volunteers who stayed back and keep the hoses going round-the-clock in an effort to save the community.

OPINION: Recent wildfires rekindle memories of past fires

Advance editor Roxanne Hooper was living in the Interior in 2003, when wildfires ravaged Barriere.

The night of Aug. 1, 2003, as we drove around from Barriere to Kamloops along the Trans-Canada Highway, we were stopped in Cache Creek for gas when we heard on the radio of reports that Barriere was “gone.” It ended up not being accurate, and thankfully much better lines of communication with media and ultimately the public followed that horrifying broadcast. But it showed just how dangerous inaccurate information can be. Much of the downtown area of Barriere remained unscathed, in large part thanks to the firefighters and volunteers who stayed back and keep the hoses going round-the-clock in an effort to save the community.
(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)                                Lucy Willis came down from the Cache Creek area with her family and their farm animals to get away from the wildfire threat. The family’s pet goat, Neville, road down on the children’s laps.

VIDEO: Langley horse breeder takes in farm families and their animals

A northeast Clayton horse transport company has brought farm animals down from the fire zones.

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)                                Lucy Willis came down from the Cache Creek area with her family and their farm animals to get away from the wildfire threat. The family’s pet goat, Neville, road down on the children’s laps.
Fire rages on Fox Mountain above Coyote Rock just south of Williams Lake and near Sugar Cane.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Delta sending staff and first responders to help fight B.C. wildfires

Two police, one firefighter and one municipal staffer are headed to Williams Lake.

Fire rages on Fox Mountain above Coyote Rock just south of Williams Lake and near Sugar Cane.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Acting Cpl. Hayden Willems of the Langley RCMP traffic section lines up the new long-range scope the detachment has begun using to catch distracted drivers.                                 Dan Ferguson Langley Times

One driver every five minutes is distracted: estimate

Langley RCMP deploy ultra-long range camera to catch drivers on cell phones

Acting Cpl. Hayden Willems of the Langley RCMP traffic section lines up the new long-range scope the detachment has begun using to catch distracted drivers.                                 Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Gregory James Tiffin, 44, and Sophie Dowsley, 34, both of Vancouver, were last seen July 8 in Harrison Hot Springs.

UPDATE: Vehicle of missing Vancouver couple found near Statlu Lake

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue in the mountainous area looking Thursday

Gregory James Tiffin, 44, and Sophie Dowsley, 34, both of Vancouver, were last seen July 8 in Harrison Hot Springs.
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Surrey woman charged after Burnaby flaggers hit

Brenda Ouma Aregay faces several charges in connection to the June 28 incident in Burnaby

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Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo

Discounted hotel rooms for wildfire evacuees

Coast Hotels offering support to help ease the burden on evacuees

Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo
Chilliwack filling a semi truck of supplies Thursday for wildfire victims

Chilliwack filling a semi truck of supplies Thursday for wildfire victims

Trucks on mission of mercy heading to the wildfire zones from Chilliwack and Mission

Chilliwack filling a semi truck of supplies Thursday for wildfire victims
UPDATE: IHIT says no one in custody after Chilliwack double homicide

UPDATE: IHIT says no one in custody after Chilliwack double homicide

RCMP investigators can’t confirm witness reports the two men killed were Good Samaritans

UPDATE: IHIT says no one in custody after Chilliwack double homicide
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Surrey driver arrested after senior killed in crosswalk

Vancouver Police say charges are expected against a 21-year-old driver from Surrey

(Now-Leader file photo)
Thugs putting stain on Surrey, a ‘furious’ Hepner says after drive-by shooting injures 64-year-old woman

Thugs putting stain on Surrey, a ‘furious’ Hepner says after drive-by shooting injures 64-year-old woman

Surrey mayor says she will push Premier Horgan to increase provincial funding for crackdown on gangs

Thugs putting stain on Surrey, a ‘furious’ Hepner says after drive-by shooting injures 64-year-old woman
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RCMP send 340 officers from B.C. and Alberta to help with wildfires

RCMP say there will be ‘no tolerance for criminal activities’ in fire evacuation zones

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Three Chilliwack officers helping with Interior wildfire disaster response

Three Chilliwack officers helping with Interior wildfire disaster response

RCMP working closely with the BC Wildfire Service and first responders in the Interior

Three Chilliwack officers helping with Interior wildfire disaster response
James Conway, 42, is a high-risk sex offender who faced protests in Mission and Abbotsford and who is now moving to Chilliwack.

UPDATE: Mayor not happy about high-risk sex offender moving to Chilliwack

Once the subject of protests in Abbotsford, James Conway is moving to town

James Conway, 42, is a high-risk sex offender who faced protests in Mission and Abbotsford and who is now moving to Chilliwack.
The Chilliwack Fire Department is reminding the community that hedges, medians and other landscaped areas can be the source of small fires that can spread. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

Chilliwack smokers reminded to take care with cigarette butts

Fire department has attended more than 32 fires in landscaping, many caused by smokers

The Chilliwack Fire Department is reminding the community that hedges, medians and other landscaped areas can be the source of small fires that can spread. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)
Chilliwack residents moved to help fire victims

Chilliwack residents moved to help fire victims

Officials asking people to donate cash, not clothing, to Red Cross for fire evacuees

Chilliwack residents moved to help fire victims
The 2017 action plan for the Camp Slough restoration is ready to start after approval by Chilliwack council last week. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress File)

Work plan for Camp Slough in Chilliwack could start this summer

Range of environmental regulation challenging Camp Slough restoration

The 2017 action plan for the Camp Slough restoration is ready to start after approval by Chilliwack council last week. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Progress File)
While outdoor postal boxes like these have been redesigned to make them harder for thieves to rob, lobby mail boxes are still vulnerable. Police have issued a warning to residents of Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

New mail theft warning issued by Langley RCMP

As community mail boxes get harder to crack, thieves are going after residential mailboxes

While outdoor postal boxes like these have been redesigned to make them harder for thieves to rob, lobby mail boxes are still vulnerable. Police have issued a warning to residents of Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
UPDATE: Two dead following stabbing in downtown Chilliwack

UPDATE: Two dead following stabbing in downtown Chilliwack

Few details yet from IHIT but it’s possible that homeless were targeted

UPDATE: Two dead following stabbing in downtown Chilliwack
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