Miranda Gathercole

Minok Jun and Peter Chung collected more than 2,000 names on their petition to make Soliris a publicly funded medication. The B.C government announced on Nov. 20 that they would begin providing coverage on a case-by-case basis. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Lower Mainland teen seeks funding for $750,000 drug Soliris

Paul Chung is hopeful that, like Shantee Anaquod, he will be approved for costly aHUS treatment

Minok Jun and Peter Chung collected more than 2,000 names on their petition to make Soliris a publicly funded medication. The B.C government announced on Nov. 20 that they would begin providing coverage on a case-by-case basis. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Shantee Anaquod has been in hospital since October, after flu-like symptoms revealed she has a life-threatening condition called aHUS. On Tuesday afternoon, the province approved funding of the $750,000 drug Soliris to help her condition. Submitted photo

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

Shantee Anaquod has been in hospital since October, after flu-like symptoms revealed she has a life-threatening condition called aHUS. On Tuesday afternoon, the province approved funding of the $750,000 drug Soliris to help her condition. Submitted photo
Kim Richter announces campaign for mayor in 2018

Kim Richter announces campaign for mayor in 2018

The Langley Township councillor is currently serving her sixth term on council

Kim Richter announces campaign for mayor in 2018
The New Life Centre at Wagner Hills Farm Society’s men’s campus. Photo from wagnerhills.com.

Wagner Hills plans to increase capacity at addictions facility

Faith-based organization wants to expand from 50 beds to 119

The New Life Centre at Wagner Hills Farm Society’s men’s campus. Photo from wagnerhills.com.
Township of Langley map

Aldergrove skateboard park closes for repairs

Park will be shut down for three weeks starting Nov. 13

Township of Langley map
Above: Jennifer Anaquod and her son Jonathan, 8, hold up a picture of Shantee from before she was sick. Below: Shantee is now in hospital undergoing three hours of plasma exchange every day and four hours of dialysis every second day.                                Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

VIDEO: Langley mom pleads for help in securing $750,000 life-saving drug for daughter

UBC student Shantee Anaquod is in desperate need of Soliris to treat aHUS

Above: Jennifer Anaquod and her son Jonathan, 8, hold up a picture of Shantee from before she was sick. Below: Shantee is now in hospital undergoing three hours of plasma exchange every day and four hours of dialysis every second day.                                Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Township Councillors Kim Richter (left) and Angie Quaale (right). Supplied photos

Township council defeats conflict of interest motion

Kim Richter’s motion would have prohibited councillors from bidding on Township work

Township Councillors Kim Richter (left) and Angie Quaale (right). Supplied photos
The 23rd annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive starts up again Nov. 14. Submitted photo

Realtors Care Blanket Drive begins Nov. 14

The 23rd annual event collects warm clothes and blankets for Langley residents in need

The 23rd annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive starts up again Nov. 14. Submitted photo
Councillor Angie Quaale (left) and Michelle Sparrow (right). Submitted photos

Township councillors speak out about bullying

Angie Quaale and Michelle Sparrow both claim to have been harassed while serving on council

Councillor Angie Quaale (left) and Michelle Sparrow (right). Submitted photos
Artist Rendering of the new entry building proposed at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

Greater Vancouver Zoo plans new buildings, parking lot

Animal farm applying to ALC for non-farm use to facilitate upgrades

Artist Rendering of the new entry building proposed at the Greater Vancouver Zoo.
Ryan Reynolds gives B.C. boy advice on wearing Deadpool costume

Ryan Reynolds gives B.C. boy advice on wearing Deadpool costume

Monique Tamminga’s Tweet to the Vancouver actor has gone viral

Ryan Reynolds gives B.C. boy advice on wearing Deadpool costume
Melanie MacInnes stands in front of several beehives that were introduced to the MacInnes Farm this Next year, they plan to expand their hives to 60. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times.

Meet the farmers behind the filming of ‘When Calls the Heart’

Known across North America for its Hallmark film set, the MacInnes property is also a working farm

Melanie MacInnes stands in front of several beehives that were introduced to the MacInnes Farm this Next year, they plan to expand their hives to 60. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times.
Township Councillor David Davis stands in front of Tara Farms, where approximately 18 acres of forest were cleared last winter. The owner has now applied to have a portion of the 52.6 acre property excluded from the Agricultural Land Reserve.                                 Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Owner of Tara Farms applies for ALR exclusion

Township council sends application to the ALC in 5-4 vote

Township Councillor David Davis stands in front of Tara Farms, where approximately 18 acres of forest were cleared last winter. The owner has now applied to have a portion of the 52.6 acre property excluded from the Agricultural Land Reserve.                                 Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Crews work in Horne Pit.                                Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

Township remediates former gravel pit in Brookswood-Fernridge

Residents concerned over tree removal done as part of Horne Pit project

Crews work in Horne Pit.                                Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Council passes Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update

Council passes Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update

After months of debate, an amended 2017 Brookswood-Fernridge Community plan carries by 7-2 vote

Council passes Brookswood-Fernridge Community Plan update
Fans of the TV show ‘When Calls the Heart’, who are known as ‘Hearties,’ have come to Langley for the Hearties Family Reunion. Pictured are Samantha Despirito (from Florida), Lynn Tourangeau (from Washington State), Mary Bright (from Washington State), Pat Conlee (from Alabama), Lori Pearson (from Alabama), Barb Kenady (from Illinois), Renee Guernsey (from Washington State), Kim Johnston (from Michigan), Celia Sumrall (from Mississippi) and Jody Blosser (from Georgia). Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

‘Hearties’ descend on Langley

Fans of TV show ‘When Calls the Heart’ have gathered in Langley for the Hearties Family Reunion

Fans of the TV show ‘When Calls the Heart’, who are known as ‘Hearties,’ have come to Langley for the Hearties Family Reunion. Pictured are Samantha Despirito (from Florida), Lynn Tourangeau (from Washington State), Mary Bright (from Washington State), Pat Conlee (from Alabama), Lori Pearson (from Alabama), Barb Kenady (from Illinois), Renee Guernsey (from Washington State), Kim Johnston (from Michigan), Celia Sumrall (from Mississippi) and Jody Blosser (from Georgia). Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Members of the Forensic Identification Team are at the Rio Can shopping centre after a body was discovered in a dumpster. Troy Landreville Langley Times

VIDEO: Body discovered at scene of dumpster fire behind Langley City mall

Area behind furniture store taped off after firefighters find deceased woman while battling blaze

Members of the Forensic Identification Team are at the Rio Can shopping centre after a body was discovered in a dumpster. Troy Landreville Langley Times
John MacCallum, who has called Langley home for the last 20 years, was a member of the Scottish pipe band used in Wings’ 1977 hit song ‘Mull of Kintyre.’ MacCallum is pictured third from the right, with Paul McCartney in the centre. MacCallum is now a member of the South Fraser Pipes & Drums, a Langley-based band that is looking for new members. Photo courtesy of John MacCallum

VIDEO: Working with Paul McCartney ‘an out of this world musical experience’

Langley pipe band member shares memories of recording 1977 U.K. hit ‘Mull of Kintyre’

John MacCallum, who has called Langley home for the last 20 years, was a member of the Scottish pipe band used in Wings’ 1977 hit song ‘Mull of Kintyre.’ MacCallum is pictured third from the right, with Paul McCartney in the centre. MacCallum is now a member of the South Fraser Pipes & Drums, a Langley-based band that is looking for new members. Photo courtesy of John MacCallum
A tree came down shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday on Phil Fassbender’s car, which parked on the road on 45A Avenue near 205 Street. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

VIDEO: Stormy weather pounds Langley

Heavy wind and rain down power lines and trees

A tree came down shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday on Phil Fassbender’s car, which parked on the road on 45A Avenue near 205 Street. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
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MOTI hosts public info session on Highway 13 widening

Session takes place Oct. 25 at Poppy Estates Golf Course

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