Matthew Claxton

Langley saw fewer than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases in a week for the first time in several months. (BCCDC)

Fewer than 100 COVID cases last week in Langley

It’s been months since COVID rates this low were seen locally

Langley saw fewer than 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases in a week for the first time in several months. (BCCDC)
A man was allegedly breaking into cars in the parking lot of a Walnut Grove restaurant. (Langley RCMP)

Expensive bikes stolen, ring missing latest in Langley RCMP investigations

Thieves have made off with mail, bicycles, and items from cars

A man was allegedly breaking into cars in the parking lot of a Walnut Grove restaurant. (Langley RCMP)
A driver passes over the bridge at Nathan Creek on River Road in Glen Valley on Nov. 30, 2021. The dike to the right of the photo is Langley’s West Wing Dike. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township welcomes provincial help with dikes, but not provincial control

Mayor Jack Froese said locals know the needs for flood control

A driver passes over the bridge at Nathan Creek on River Road in Glen Valley on Nov. 30, 2021. The dike to the right of the photo is Langley’s West Wing Dike. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday morning. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Final storm in series leaves roads blocked, but less damage

The last of three atmospheric rivers again left parts of Langley soggy Wednesday morning

A commercial truck headed through a flooded section of 208th Street near 102B Avenue north of Walnut Grove on Wednesday morning. Rain had stopped but multiple roads were still closed or partly flooded. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Lucas Charron, left, and Leo van den Boogaard loaded a pickup truck with sand at the Langley Township Operations Centre to use for sandbagging on Nov. 30, 2021. Heavy rains were causing localized flooding again around Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township crews, locals busy sandbagging against local flooding again

Municipal workers are protecting a pump station on Yorkson Creek

Lucas Charron, left, and Leo van den Boogaard loaded a pickup truck with sand at the Langley Township Operations Centre to use for sandbagging on Nov. 30, 2021. Heavy rains were causing localized flooding again around Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Even the playground at LCSS in Langley City is a mess after flood waters flung debris and a picnic table onto a play structure, said executive director Sanjeev Nand. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley non-profit faces $50,000 bill after flood damages headquarters

Langley Community Services Society saw all its key buildings partly submerged

Even the playground at LCSS in Langley City is a mess after flood waters flung debris and a picnic table onto a play structure, said executive director Sanjeev Nand. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Pedestrians walked through the partially-flooded Portage Park in Langley City on Monday, Nov. 29 after the second atmospheric river of the month again raised water levels on the Nicomekl River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley mayors consider future of development after local floods

City Mayor Val van den Broek is in Ottawa advocating to federal politicians

Pedestrians walked through the partially-flooded Portage Park in Langley City on Monday, Nov. 29 after the second atmospheric river of the month again raised water levels on the Nicomekl River. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley's Marlow Pallett said a beaver dam on Munday Creek was causing an issue for salmon heading for their spawning grounds. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Ecologist concerned beaver dam on Langley creek bad for salmon

Salmon had only recently returned to Munday Creek after culvert upgrades

Langley's Marlow Pallett said a beaver dam on Munday Creek was causing an issue for salmon heading for their spawning grounds. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A large breach in Abbotsford’s Sumas Dike near No. 3 Road and Marion Road has since been sealed. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Our View: When rebuilding, plan for a stormy century

Upgrading dikes, but also changing how we build is key

A large breach in Abbotsford’s Sumas Dike near No. 3 Road and Marion Road has since been sealed. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
Volunteers prepare to load supplies aboard an aircraft at the Langley airport for delivery to a flood-ravaged Fraser Valley community on Sunday, Nov. 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Painful Truth: Use B.C.’s volunteer power

The province needs to support civil society, not treat the public as an inert mass

Volunteers prepare to load supplies aboard an aircraft at the Langley airport for delivery to a flood-ravaged Fraser Valley community on Sunday, Nov. 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley survey aims to gauge economic health of residents

The survey is part of a project to tackle local poverty

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
Aron Crimeni put balloons on the Justice For Carson banner at the Walnut Grove Skate Park on Friday, July 2. A manslaughter charge against a suspect was laid in September. (Langley Advance Times files)

Accused in Carson Crimeni death sees court appearance delayed

No trial in near future on manslaughter charge

Aron Crimeni put balloons on the Justice For Carson banner at the Walnut Grove Skate Park on Friday, July 2. A manslaughter charge against a suspect was laid in September. (Langley Advance Times files)
This forensic sketch is based on a man who allegedly followed a 17-year-old Langley girl for months. Police are hoping someone can identify him. (Langley RCMP)

Unknown man followed Langley teenager for months: RCMP

Police are trying to identify the stranger who followed the girl to work, school, and shopping

This forensic sketch is based on a man who allegedly followed a 17-year-old Langley girl for months. Police are hoping someone can identify him. (Langley RCMP)
COVID-19 numbers are generally declining across the Lower Mainland, including in Langley. (BCCDC)

COVID-19 numbers in Langley continue steady decline

The Lower Mainland is seeing a slow reduction from the peak of the fourth wave

COVID-19 numbers are generally declining across the Lower Mainland, including in Langley. (BCCDC)
Two women suspected in the theft of liquor from an Aldergrove store were captured on video in October. (Langley RCMP)

Booze, boots, and bike stolen around Langley

RCMP asking for help finding suspects in three recent thefts

Two women suspected in the theft of liquor from an Aldergrove store were captured on video in October. (Langley RCMP)
A sign noting a limit of 30 litres of gas for non-essential vehicles is shown at a gas station in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

WEB POLL: Has the 30 litre limit affected your driving?

Are you trying to drive less, or can you drive less, with less gas per fill up?

A sign noting a limit of 30 litres of gas for non-essential vehicles is shown at a gas station in Maple Ridge, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

New housing plan for Langley Township aims to add more rental units, fight homelessness

Councillors heard about rapidly changing housing market in Langley

The Township of Langley Civic Facility. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District buses won’t be restricted from filling up their fuel tanks, but the district is trying to save fuel amid rationing. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley schools may cut sports and field trips amid gas rationing

School buses will operate normally for getting kids to class, district says

Langley School District buses won’t be restricted from filling up their fuel tanks, but the district is trying to save fuel amid rationing. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Township crews are building a temporary wall out of concrete blocks on 264th Street near Glen Valley, at a site where a landslide blocked the road during last week’s rains. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Cost of Langley Township flood damage remains unknown

It will take weeks of assessment even to determine how much damage was done

Langley Township crews are building a temporary wall out of concrete blocks on 264th Street near Glen Valley, at a site where a landslide blocked the road during last week’s rains. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A dog owner closes a double gate at the entrance to the off-leash park at 5257 197 Street in Langley City shortly after its opening in the fall of 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley City dog park construction prompts lawsuit and countersuit

The contractor is suing the City, and the City is seeking damages from the contractor

A dog owner closes a double gate at the entrance to the off-leash park at 5257 197 Street in Langley City shortly after its opening in the fall of 2020. (Langley Advance Times files)