Matthew Claxton

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

A Brinks truck in a file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)
Bell ringers from Inclusion Langley were taking donations for the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope last year. The annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is underway now. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Bell ringing volunteers sought for Langley Christmas Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope is trying to raise $180,000 this season

Bell ringers from Inclusion Langley were taking donations for the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope last year. The annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is underway now. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Investigators on scene after a pedestrian was struck in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)

No charges for Mountie who hit pedestrian in middle of Langley Bypass

Pedestrian was distraught, intoxicated, and walking down the middle of the highway

Investigators on scene after a pedestrian was struck in the early hours of Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Langley Advance Times files)
David Davis, a fourth-generation Milner farmer, served for 11 years on Langley Township council. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

After three terms, Langley Township’s Davis leaves council for family time, dairy farm

The 11-year coucillor chose not to run in October’s elections

David Davis, a fourth-generation Milner farmer, served for 11 years on Langley Township council. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Condos under construction in Langley. Backyards not included. (Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: The death of the backyard is coming soon

We need to rethink public space, since private greenspace is getting rare

Condos under construction in Langley. Backyards not included. (Langley Advance Times files)
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

Surrey Provincial Court. (Black Press Media files)
Retail jobs saw the most listings in Langley, and employers were looking for almost twice as many people as last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Spike in job listings in Langley shows tight labour market

Wages rose in most types of jobs, according to the Township’s labour market survey

Retail jobs saw the most listings in Langley, and employers were looking for almost twice as many people as last year. (Langley Advance Times files)
Doug McFee, left, and Gerry Reist of the Salmon River Enhancement Society, by Union Creek, one of the tributaries of the Salmon River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Rain brings the return of coho salmon to Langley creeks

Fish are fighting their way up the tributaries to spawn this month

Doug McFee, left, and Gerry Reist of the Salmon River Enhancement Society, by Union Creek, one of the tributaries of the Salmon River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fort Langley well to be shut down, council decides

The well has been the apparent source of corrosion for local homes

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
BCEHS honoured five lifesavers who aided a man having a heart attack. From left are paramedic Brian Twaites, and rescuers Gary and Jacqueline Aulakh with their daughter, Gina and Brian Hewson, and Connor Lyons, with paramedics Maria Cirstea, Mathew Leslie, and John Semple. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Good Samaritans honoured for saving life of Langley heart attack victim

Five people pulled a cyclist out of a ditch in South Langley and gave him CPR

BCEHS honoured five lifesavers who aided a man having a heart attack. From left are paramedic Brian Twaites, and rescuers Gary and Jacqueline Aulakh with their daughter, Gina and Brian Hewson, and Connor Lyons, with paramedics Maria Cirstea, Mathew Leslie, and John Semple. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The newly-elected Langley school board is, left to right, Trustees Joel Neufeld, Holly Dickinson, Tony Ward, Chair Candy Ashdown, Charlie Fox, Marnie Wilson, and Sarb Rai. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Ashdown new chair of Langley school board

New board of trustees has been sworn in to start a four-year term

The newly-elected Langley school board is, left to right, Trustees Joel Neufeld, Holly Dickinson, Tony Ward, Chair Candy Ashdown, Charlie Fox, Marnie Wilson, and Sarb Rai. (Langley School District/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Jason St. Germain of Cit-E with an electric kick scooter. Langley Township is expected to create new rules for using the scooters on local roads as part of a provincial pilot project. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Rules for electric scooter use coming to Langley Township

Langley is one of the communities test-driving new regulations for the province

Jason St. Germain of Cit-E with an electric kick scooter. Langley Township is expected to create new rules for using the scooters on local roads as part of a provincial pilot project. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The proposed new housing development is just south of R.E. Mountain Secondary and the Langley Events Centre. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New development planned near R.E. Mountain Secondary

Council to consider approving 425 units at future meeting

The proposed new housing development is just south of R.E. Mountain Secondary and the Langley Events Centre. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township to take second look at several big developments

One project being reconsidered is a conversion of a rural area to industrial zoning

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Election sign clusters like this could be a thing of the past if the Township council approves a plan to ban them from public property. (Langley Advance Times files)

Township moves towards ban on election signs on public property

Council has asked for a change to existing bylaws

Election sign clusters like this could be a thing of the past if the Township council approves a plan to ban them from public property. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

PAINFUL TRUTH: Where is the public square?

We’ve redefined public speech since the advent of the internet

The Twitter logo is displayed outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris
Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) but the Township council made it clear that another proposed 45-storey tower will be a no-go. (Langley Advance Times files)

Plans to develop farmland, build condo tower preemptively rejected by Langley Township council

Council made it clear to developers that the projects won’t find a warm welcome

Vesta Properties has two residential towers approved for construction (models pictured) but the Township council made it clear that another proposed 45-storey tower will be a no-go. (Langley Advance Times files)
A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)

‘Fact-finding’ begins on new pool, soccer campus, ice rink for Willoughby area

Township council directed staff to start investigating sites for all three major facilities

A week after being sworn in, Mayor Eric Woodward and his council began working on a number of major infrastructure projects. (Langley Advance Times files)
Crews repaired power lines and hauled away a fallen tree on 216th Street in Langley on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fallen tree blocks 216th Street near Langley Secondary

BC Hydro crews were on scene repairing damage Thursday morning

Crews repaired power lines and hauled away a fallen tree on 216th Street in Langley on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Fire crews were called to the scene of an Aldergrove fire Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8. One person suffered what were described as minor injuries when they slipped and fell while escaping a fire in a shop building in the 26500 block of 52nd Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Plan to hire 40 firefighters in four years approved by Langley Township council

Response times not good enough, says councillor

Fire crews were called to the scene of an Aldergrove fire Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8. One person suffered what were described as minor injuries when they slipped and fell while escaping a fire in a shop building in the 26500 block of 52nd Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)