Matthew Claxton

An RCMP cruiser ended up in a ditch near the Mufford Overpass midday Monday, May 3, 2021 after a couple tried to evade arrest by stealing it. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Duo charged after allegedly crashing Langley Mountie’s cruiser

They each face multiple criminal charges for the Monday incident

An RCMP cruiser ended up in a ditch near the Mufford Overpass midday Monday, May 3, 2021 after a couple tried to evade arrest by stealing it. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A Worksafe BC temporary closure order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

First Langley business in several days hit by COVID-19 closure order

A plumbing company is the latest to have to shut down temporarily

A Worksafe BC temporary closure order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Memorial’s new ER open for patients

After years of fundraising and construction, the ER is complete

The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The new Langley Memorial Hospital emergency room opened for its first patients on Tuesday, May 4. (Government of B.C./Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. Coleman has been recalled for May 14. (Screengrab)

Langley’s Coleman returns for second round of testimony at money laundering hearings

The former longtime Liberal MLA and cabinet minister will testify May 14.

Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. Coleman has been recalled for May 14. (Screengrab)
Real estate sales are a bit down in Langley from last January. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Slight slowdown in record-breaking Langley real estate market

The price of a detached house cooled very slightly in April

Real estate sales are a bit down in Langley from last January. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
This Milner motel is being transformed into Langley's second major supportive housing project, according to BC Housing. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Milner hotel transformed into new social housing by province

The $10 million purchase was announced Monday

This Milner motel is being transformed into Langley's second major supportive housing project, according to BC Housing. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Canadian Tire in Langley closed due to COVID-19 infections as of Friday. Fraser Health didn’t announce the closure until Monday, May 3. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Canadian Tire in Langley closed due to COVID-19 infections as of Friday. Fraser Health didn’t announce the closure until Monday, May 3. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Gabby Gill worked at Treat Co’s pop up store in the Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Willow Way on Friday, April 30. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley pop-up shops feature in mall’s new Willow Way

From florists to cupcakes to clothes, the stores will always be changing

Gabby Gill worked at Treat Co’s pop up store in the Willowbrook Shopping Centre’s Willow Way on Friday, April 30. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Canadian Tire in Langley closed due to COVID-19 infections as of Friday. Fraser Health won’t announce the closure until Monday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Health workplace closure system slow to report shutdowns

No weekend updates means no public notice of major retail closures for days

The Canadian Tire in Langley closed due to COVID-19 infections as of Friday. Fraser Health won’t announce the closure until Monday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Tako van Popta, MP for Langley-Aldergrove. (file photo)

Guns, SkyTrain, stronger tech sector on Langley-Aldergrove MP’s mind

Industrial innovation and stemming the flow of illegal handguns concern van Popta

Tako van Popta, MP for Langley-Aldergrove. (file photo)
Langley City Hall oversees a fast-growing community. (Langley Advance Times files)

OUR VIEWS: Langley is a pretty big small town, with growing clout

We’re getting more powerful. What do we do with that?

Langley City Hall oversees a fast-growing community. (Langley Advance Times files)
Tenants at a Langley Township-owned home on 80th Avenue say they won’t leave despite an eviction letter dated for April 30, 2021. (Eviction Defense Network/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Renters refuse to leave Langley Township-owned home in face of Friday eviction notice

They’re holding out for a Tenancy Branch hearing scheduled for early May

Tenants at a Langley Township-owned home on 80th Avenue say they won’t leave despite an eviction letter dated for April 30, 2021. (Eviction Defense Network/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Testing for the presence of fentanyl. (The Canadian Press)

Langley drug deaths still high in early months of 2021

The toxic drug epidemic shows no signs of ending

Testing for the presence of fentanyl. (The Canadian Press)
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The Worksafe BC order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Langley Canadian Tire closed due to COVID until May 10

The store was still open Thursday evening after the order was posted

The Worksafe BC order posted on the front entrance of the Langley Canadian Tire on Thursday, April 29. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Members of the CFSEU’s uniformed gang unit have been patrolling Langley, Surrey, and Abbotsford in April. (Langley Advance Times files)

Tasers, brass knuckles seized in Langley police traffic stop

Anti-gang cops have been patrolling the area and made some trouble finds

Members of the CFSEU’s uniformed gang unit have been patrolling Langley, Surrey, and Abbotsford in April. (Langley Advance Times files)
Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. (Screengrab)

Coleman deflects questions about money laundering in B.C. casinos at hearing

The longtime former Langley MLA was asked about disbanding a gambling crime police unit

Commissioner Austin Cullen, lawyer Brock Martland, and former cabinet minister and Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, as Coleman testified before the money laundering commission on Wednesday, April 28. (Screengrab)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Black Press Media files)

Langley child murder case to stretch into June

Scheduling conflicts mean it will be the end of May before the trial resumes

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Black Press Media files)
Trevor Linden stopped in Langley in 2019 to meet people signing up for a membership at the Club 16 gym. It has now been put under a temporary COVID-19 closure order. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s Trevor Linden Club 16 latest business hit with COVID-19 closure

Shutdowns have been almost daily at Langley locations

Trevor Linden stopped in Langley in 2019 to meet people signing up for a membership at the Club 16 gym. It has now been put under a temporary COVID-19 closure order. (Langley Advance Times files)
Cloverdale–Langley City MP Tamara Jansen. (Black Press Media)

Petition calls for Cloverdale-Langley City MP to step down over conversion therapy comments

The petition follows an online controversy that began last week

Cloverdale–Langley City MP Tamara Jansen. (Black Press Media)