Langley

A Brinks truck in a file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)

Christmas Day heist in Langley netted almost $500,000, court filing reveals

A union grievance fight has shed light on a massive ATM theft from 2016

 

Surrey Provincial Court. (Black Press Media files)

Headbutting attack on Langley dog walker nets 12 months of probation

Attacker called Canadians “wimps” to investigating officers

 

Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Crisis averted – rain threatened to derail Glow opening

Lower Mainland Christmas light festival at Langley nursery is back as a walk-through show

 

NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Acclaimed hockey prospect Connor Bedard arrives in Langley

Bedard and the Regina Pats blank the Vancouver Giants 3-0 in front of 5,276 at the LEC

NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman became the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp. On Nov. 13, he was named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (TWU file image)

VIDEO: B.C.’s Joel Waterman is playing for Canada at the World Cup

Fulfilment of life-long dream for 26-year-old from Aldergrove

Aldergrove’s Joel Waterman became the first player from Langley-based Trinity Western University to win a spot on the national team training camp. On Nov. 13, he was named to the Canadian team that will compete at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. (TWU file image)
When securely fastened lights couldn’t be pried loose from the Christmas in Williams Park display in Langley they were vandalized beyond repair. Damage was estimated in the hundreds of dollars by Barb Sharp, president of the non-profit group that puts on the annual drive-through event. (Langley Advance Times file)

Vandalism damages Christmas park light display in Lower Mainland community

When an attempt to steal some lights apparently failed, power cords were cut into pieces

When securely fastened lights couldn’t be pried loose from the Christmas in Williams Park display in Langley they were vandalized beyond repair. Damage was estimated in the hundreds of dollars by Barb Sharp, president of the non-profit group that puts on the annual drive-through event. (Langley Advance Times file)
A fake piano donation almost scammed the Langley Hospice Society, said executive director Shannon Todd Booth. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Grand piano scam targets Langley Hospice Society

Staff narrowly avoided the scam, which has hit other locations

A fake piano donation almost scammed the Langley Hospice Society, said executive director Shannon Todd Booth. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)

California burger chain keeps ownership of ‘double-double’ trademark thanks to Langley car show sales

Tim Hortons had asked for a review of the trademark’s use in Canada

Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)
Barry Buzza founded Northside Church in 1979. (Facebook image)

Long-time B.C. pastor, founder of Northside Church, accused of sexual abuse

Langley woman suing pastor Barry Buzza for sexual grooming, exploitation

  • Nov 3, 2022
Barry Buzza founded Northside Church in 1979. (Facebook image)
Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

First round of 2022 lacrosse draft dominated by Lower Mainland players

The Arena Lacrosse League West Division draft took place on Oct. 25

Drew Kask scored 40 points in 13 regular season games with the Langley Junior Thunder before being drafted first overall by the Black Fish in the ALL West Division 2022 draft. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
A proud José Figueroa displayed his certificate on Oct. 19, the day he became a Canadian citizen, ending a 13-year-battle to remain in his adopted country that saw the Langley City resident seek sanctuary in a Walnut Grove church. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

After a 13-year-battle, B.C. resident José Figueroa finally gets his Canadian citizenship

Spent two years in a church sanctuary to avoid deportation

A proud José Figueroa displayed his certificate on Oct. 19, the day he became a Canadian citizen, ending a 13-year-battle to remain in his adopted country that saw the Langley City resident seek sanctuary in a Walnut Grove church. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Police believe a burned out Ford F150 pickup truck, found near 232nd Street and 76th Avenue a short time later, is likely connected with the fatal shooting Thursday night in Willoughby. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: IHIT investigating fatal shooting in Langley

Reports of deadly Lower Mainland shooting has police teams in suburban area known as Willoughby

Police believe a burned out Ford F150 pickup truck, found near 232nd Street and 76th Avenue a short time later, is likely connected with the fatal shooting Thursday night in Willoughby. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-op celebrated it’s 100th anniversary with giant birthday cakes at the Langley Retail Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 19, close to the original 1922 site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Otter co-op turns 100

A birthday party with cake, speeches and fun activities marks the anniversary

Otter Co-op celebrated it’s 100th anniversary with giant birthday cakes at the Langley Retail Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 19, close to the original 1922 site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Over $65,000 in cash, weapons and fraudulent ID were seized from a motorist in Langley by the Langley RCMP’s Special Response Team. (RCMP)

Langley RCMP seized $65K cash, weapons from vehicle

Application made to keep money under proceeds of crime regulations

  • Oct 17, 2022
Over $65,000 in cash, weapons and fraudulent ID were seized from a motorist in Langley by the Langley RCMP’s Special Response Team. (RCMP)
245 competitors competed in 11 categories at the Canadian Ninja League (CNL) National Finals drew competitors from across Canada onto Langley Events Centre October 7 to 9. drew at Langley Events Centre October 7 to 9. (Langley Events Centre)

Top Ninjas crowned at Canadian finals in Langley

245 competitors from four provinces came to compete

  • Oct 11, 2022
245 competitors competed in 11 categories at the Canadian Ninja League (CNL) National Finals drew competitors from across Canada onto Langley Events Centre October 7 to 9. drew at Langley Events Centre October 7 to 9. (Langley Events Centre)
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery prizes include a $3.2 million Langley house

Fundraising tickets for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation now on sale

  • Oct 11, 2022
This Brookswood house in Langley is one of ten top prizes in this year’s Millionaire Lottery fundraiser for the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) said a video released Wednesday, Oct. 5 shows “stressed and frightened animals being roughly handled” at rodeos in Langley and Chilliwack. The video drew criticism from organizers of the events, who said the footage showed eagerness, not fear, on the part of the animals. (VHS video)

VIDEO: Vancouver Humane Society releases anti-rodeo video

Says animals at Langley and Chilliwack events were “roughly handled,” rodeo organizers disagree

Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) said a video released Wednesday, Oct. 5 shows “stressed and frightened animals being roughly handled” at rodeos in Langley and Chilliwack. The video drew criticism from organizers of the events, who said the footage showed eagerness, not fear, on the part of the animals. (VHS video)
RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his brother Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)

Killer changes plea to guilty in triple murder of Langley family

Kia Ebrahimian has pleaded guilty to killing his brother, mother, and step-father

RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his brother Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)
Lee Anne and Art Ward’s daughter Kristina Ward was reported missing in September 2017. The parents were present at the second annual MMIWG march in Langley on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley parents renew plea for tips as daughter missing after five years

Langley RCMP are investigating Kristina Ward’s disappearance in 2017

Lee Anne and Art Ward’s daughter Kristina Ward was reported missing in September 2017. The parents were present at the second annual MMIWG march in Langley on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)