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Langley City resident Cathy Gibbs, seen here in a 2018 photo, was being careful to avoid possible contact with COVID-19. She still came down with the virus and ended up in an ICU. (Cathy Gibbs/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Inside the ICU: Lower Mainland woman, 72, battles COVID-19

Cathy Gibbs didn’t think she was seriously ill. Her daughter thought differently.

Langley City resident Cathy Gibbs, seen here in a 2018 photo, was being careful to avoid possible contact with COVID-19. She still came down with the virus and ended up in an ICU. (Cathy Gibbs/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Carson Crimeni died of an apparent drug overdose in a Langley park on August 7, 2019 (file)

1 year since a B.C. teen died in a skate park, his family still waiting for charges

Carson Crimeni’s final moments were broadcast on social media

Carson Crimeni died of an apparent drug overdose in a Langley park on August 7, 2019 (file)
Golden Ears provincial park was closed to traffic Sunday morning Aug. 2, 2020 due to what RCMP called a ‘medical incident’ (Maple Ridge News file)
Golden Ears provincial park was closed to traffic Sunday morning Aug. 2, 2020 due to what RCMP called a ‘medical incident’ (Maple Ridge News file)
VIDEO: One wounded by gunfire in Maple Ridge

VIDEO: One wounded by gunfire in Maple Ridge

Multiple shots fired

VIDEO: One wounded by gunfire in Maple Ridge
A police incident at the 196th Street overpass above the Langley Bypass on March 24, 2020 saw one man taken to hospital after a fall. An investigation by the Independent Investigations Office found the RCMP officers ‘acted commendably’. Findings were released Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Investigation clears RCMP in incident where man fell from Langley overpass

‘Officers acted commendably and placed themselves at risk’ police watchdog report finds

A police incident at the 196th Street overpass above the Langley Bypass on March 24, 2020 saw one man taken to hospital after a fall. An investigation by the Independent Investigations Office found the RCMP officers ‘acted commendably’. Findings were released Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge on June 6, 2020. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 the TSB confirmed the plane was carrying an instructor and student pilot from a Delta flight school. (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Plane that reportedly crashed into Fraser River was from Delta flight school, Transportation Safety Board confirms

Cessna was flying over the river near Maple Ridge and Langley when it disappeared from radar

Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge on June 6, 2020. On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 the TSB confirmed the plane was carrying an instructor and student pilot from a Delta flight school. (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
A joke about picking cotton drew outrage online, and intervention by administrators at Langley Christian School. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Racist ‘cotton’ comment by B.C. student generates outrage online, response by school

Administrator says ‘no doubt that implicit and overt discrimination is present’ in schools

A joke about picking cotton drew outrage online, and intervention by administrators at Langley Christian School. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
About 20 people gathered for a quiet celebration of Carson Crimeni’s birthday at the skate park in Walnut Grove on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Among them was Carson’s farther, Aaron and his grandfather Darrel. Carson, whose death of an apparent overdose has been investigated by police, would have been 15. (Darrel Crimeni/special to Langley Advance Times)

Family and friends mark birthday of teen who died after being discovered in Langley park

Carson Crimeni suffered an apparent drug overdose, his final moments broadcast on social media

About 20 people gathered for a quiet celebration of Carson Crimeni’s birthday at the skate park in Walnut Grove on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Among them was Carson’s farther, Aaron and his grandfather Darrel. Carson, whose death of an apparent overdose has been investigated by police, would have been 15. (Darrel Crimeni/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley MLAs Mary Polak and Rich Coleman are among the Liberals who used their taxpayer funded communications budgets to buy ads in Langley-based conservative Christian magazine, The Light. (file)
Langley MLAs Mary Polak and Rich Coleman are among the Liberals who used their taxpayer funded communications budgets to buy ads in Langley-based conservative Christian magazine, The Light. (file)
Darvonda greenhouse in Langley is asking the ALC to allow the return of the annual GLOW events. On Monday, June 30, 2020, Township council endorsed the application. (File)

GLOW festival organizers seek a return to orginal home in Langley

Application for “non-farm-use” goes to Agricultural Land Commission

Darvonda greenhouse in Langley is asking the ALC to allow the return of the annual GLOW events. On Monday, June 30, 2020, Township council endorsed the application. (File)
Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
Police boats were called in to search the Fraser River after a report that a plane had crashed where the river runs between Langley and Maple Ridge (Shane MacKichan/special to Langley Advance Times)
This is how Otto (middle) and Jeanette Bouwman (right) visited their Canadian grandchildren on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The Lynden couple sat across a ditch that runs between two roads that share the US-Canada border near Aldergrove, while their daughter and her family sat on the other side. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Families separated by B.C. border restrictions are again meeting ‘in the ditch’

Following shutdown of Peace Arch, people have returned to 0 Avenue in Aldergrove and Abbotsford

This is how Otto (middle) and Jeanette Bouwman (right) visited their Canadian grandchildren on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The Lynden couple sat across a ditch that runs between two roads that share the US-Canada border near Aldergrove, while their daughter and her family sat on the other side. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Two people were shot and killed on a rural road in Langley early Friday morning, Sept. 1, 2017. On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Travis MacPhail of Aldergrove was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 17 years in the double murder. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley man gets life with no parole for 17 years in double murder

‘I don’t think this boy was a killer,’ aunt of victim says

Two people were shot and killed on a rural road in Langley early Friday morning, Sept. 1, 2017. On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, Travis MacPhail of Aldergrove was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 17 years in the double murder. (Langley Advance Times file)
Dr. Martin Lavoie told a media briefing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that a case of COVID-19 at a Langley long term care home was a transfer patient from Mission Memorial Hospital (file photo courtesy Fraser Health Authority)

Langley and Abbotsford long-term care COVID-19 cases were transfer patients from Mission Memorial Hospital

Fraser Health Authority releases more information about outbreaks

Dr. Martin Lavoie told a media briefing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that a case of COVID-19 at a Langley long term care home was a transfer patient from Mission Memorial Hospital (file photo courtesy Fraser Health Authority)
Several days after three deaths in a June 13, 2020, Langley house fire, forensic investigators were continuing their search through the charred remains of the house in the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Investigators remain on scene of fatal Langley house fire

Police awaiting results of autopsies on three found dead on weekend: IHIT

Several days after three deaths in a June 13, 2020, Langley house fire, forensic investigators were continuing their search through the charred remains of the house in the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
On Tuesday June 16, the Wenzoski family was living with a relative in Surrey and looking for an affordable rental where they can stay while repairs are carried out to their home, which was damaged when a house next door was destroyed by a fire that is being investigate as a homicide. (Courtesy Wenzoski family)

VIDEO: Family describes escape from fatal Langley house fire

Blaze that destroyed house where three died did substantial damage to their home as well

On Tuesday June 16, the Wenzoski family was living with a relative in Surrey and looking for an affordable rental where they can stay while repairs are carried out to their home, which was damaged when a house next door was destroyed by a fire that is being investigate as a homicide. (Courtesy Wenzoski family)
An image from a 2010 search conducted by John Letourneau of Langley. He has joined the hunt for wreckage from an aircraft that reportedly went down in the Fraser River on Saturday, June 6, 2020 (John Letourneau/special to Langley Advance Times)

Search for missing plane is familiar territory for one B.C. man

John Letourneau says it is the same stretch of river that claimed artist Toni Onley’s life in 2004

An image from a 2010 search conducted by John Letourneau of Langley. He has joined the hunt for wreckage from an aircraft that reportedly went down in the Fraser River on Saturday, June 6, 2020 (John Letourneau/special to Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)

B.C. firefighters rescue puppy from inside couch (yes, inside)

It’s a first, deputy fire chief says

Maple Ridge firefighters have a long track record of rescuing animals in distress. But on Sunday, June 14, 2020, they were called to something out of the ordinary – a report of a puppy trapped inside a couch. (file)
One person died in this house fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the 19600 block of Wakefield Dr. in the Willowbrook area of Langley. Police are investigating. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Homicide team investigating after three deaths in Langley house fire

Two of the victims have yet to be identified

One person died in this house fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the 19600 block of Wakefield Dr. in the Willowbrook area of Langley. Police are investigating. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
One person died in this house fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the 19600 block of Wakefield Dr. in the Willowbrook area of Langley. Police are investigating. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

One death reported in Langley house fire

Police are investigating

One person died in this house fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the 19600 block of Wakefield Dr. in the Willowbrook area of Langley. Police are investigating. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)