Heather Colpitts

Langley City has had to replace Christmas lights in the downtown more than once this holiday season due to vandalism. Geoff Mallory, the City’s manager of parks, said the lights in front of the Douglas Recreation Centre and in the area of Glover Road have been targetted. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press)

VIDEO: Small B.C. city staff work to thwart Christmas light vandals

Langley City has seen its Christmas lights cut multiple times in the downtown core in recent weeks.

  • Nov 30, 2018
Langley City has had to replace Christmas lights in the downtown more than once this holiday season due to vandalism. Geoff Mallory, the City’s manager of parks, said the lights in front of the Douglas Recreation Centre and in the area of Glover Road have been targetted. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press)
A note signed by a family was found on the windshield of veteran Lloyd Reynard. (Photo provided)

Touching note left on Lower Mainland veteran’s windshield

A veteran is hoping the writers of a note know how much he was touched by their kind words.

  • Nov 12, 2018
A note signed by a family was found on the windshield of veteran Lloyd Reynard. (Photo provided)
Heavily armed police were at a home in the 7300 block of 202A Street on Wednesday afternoon. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Police raid Langley home in search for ‘extremely violent’ murder suspect

Several law enforcement agencies were at a Willoughby home, hunting for a man charged with murder.

Heavily armed police were at a home in the 7300 block of 202A Street on Wednesday afternoon. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Community members such as Zosia Ettenburg took part in the butterfly release. Her insect spent a great deal of time in its box and then on her finger as it warmed up in preparation to fly. She took part in memory of her late husband, Mel. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Nature comes through in time for Lower Mainland seniors home butterfly release

The sun poked through Thursday afternoon, warming up the air for an annual fundraiser.

Community members such as Zosia Ettenburg took part in the butterfly release. Her insect spent a great deal of time in its box and then on her finger as it warmed up in preparation to fly. She took part in memory of her late husband, Mel. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Eric Brown grew up in Langley and still returns to stay with his mom in South Langley. Day to day, he runs his scuba diving shop in Thailand and took part in the rescue of a Thai soccer team and their coach. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

B.C. diver at Thai cave rescue won’t speculate on which actor should play him in movie

Eric Brown said most rescue dives he’s been involved with were to recovery bodies.

  • Aug 9, 2018
Eric Brown grew up in Langley and still returns to stay with his mom in South Langley. Day to day, he runs his scuba diving shop in Thailand and took part in the rescue of a Thai soccer team and their coach. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Kevin LeClair’s truck, with a window shattered by bullets, outside the Walnut Grove IGA on Feb. 6, 2009. (Langley Advance files)

Ontario man arrested in 2009 gangland murder in B.C. mall parking lot

Kevin LeClair’s shooting in Langley was part of the fight between the Red Scorpions and the UN Gang.

Kevin LeClair’s truck, with a window shattered by bullets, outside the Walnut Grove IGA on Feb. 6, 2009. (Langley Advance files)
Erik Brown and other expert divers and people involved in the Thai cave rescue paused for a photo. (Erik Brown Facebook page)

Thai cave rescue diver has B.C. ties

Erik Brown spent nine days in Thailand as one of the expert divers involved in the rescue.

  • Jul 10, 2018
Erik Brown and other expert divers and people involved in the Thai cave rescue paused for a photo. (Erik Brown Facebook page)
Aria was too young to ride with mom Janelle Hildebrand but was thrilled by the excitement at Rachel’s Ride for Rwanda. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley bike ride raises funds to support Rwandan Education

A Surrey 16-year-old hosted the fifth annual fundraising bike ride.

Aria was too young to ride with mom Janelle Hildebrand but was thrilled by the excitement at Rachel’s Ride for Rwanda. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Dave Jensen and Surrey’s Cody Greffard say they oppose SOGI because it infringes on parents rights and was brought in with no public input. They spend time talking to pro-SOGI people at the rally before Tuesday’s school board meeting in Langley. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Pro and anti SOGI advocates protest outside Langley School Board office

Police were on hand but did not intervene except to ask both sides to keep the sidewalks clear.

  • Jun 19, 2018
Dave Jensen and Surrey’s Cody Greffard say they oppose SOGI because it infringes on parents rights and was brought in with no public input. They spend time talking to pro-SOGI people at the rally before Tuesday’s school board meeting in Langley. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
Walnut Grove’s Paul Chung continues to struggle since becoming ill last year and is now in need of a kidney transplant. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Young Langley man’s life revolves around dialysis

A rare disease damaged and scarred Paul’s kidneys.

Walnut Grove’s Paul Chung continues to struggle since becoming ill last year and is now in need of a kidney transplant. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
A man was reportedly killed in a shooting at a Langley gas station on May 15. Later that evening, a vehicle was found on fire nearby. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)

Man dead after shooting at Langley gas station

Freelancer described it as an ‘execution style shooting in a Range Rover that was parked at the gas pump’

A man was reportedly killed in a shooting at a Langley gas station on May 15. Later that evening, a vehicle was found on fire nearby. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)
Girls and women get a chance to be on naval vessels during Operation: This is You!, one of the programs of the Achieve Anything Foundation. (Coralie Nairn photo)

Woman’s foundation gets B.C. boost to help girls and women

The Achieve Anything Foundation offers programs to spotlight careers in science and tech fields.

Girls and women get a chance to be on naval vessels during Operation: This is You!, one of the programs of the Achieve Anything Foundation. (Coralie Nairn photo)
Sadie, a 13-year-old dog, got to say goodbye to her human, Andy Beaulieu, at his funeral late last year. Since the photo was posted online recently, it’s gone viral, with people reacting to the touching scene. (Elements Cremation and Pre-planning & Burial Facebook posting)

Touching photo of dog at Lower Mainland funeral goes viral

People from around the world have seen the image of Sadie saying goodbye to her best friend, Andy.

Sadie, a 13-year-old dog, got to say goodbye to her human, Andy Beaulieu, at his funeral late last year. Since the photo was posted online recently, it’s gone viral, with people reacting to the touching scene. (Elements Cremation and Pre-planning & Burial Facebook posting)
Family and friends of Brad McPherson as well as her mother’s lawyers were in court for the sentencing of the man who killed McPherson in 2011. (Family photo)

Life sentence handed to killer of young Langley man

Russell Bidesi killed Brad McPherson in 2011 and the family has been waiting for justice.

Family and friends of Brad McPherson as well as her mother’s lawyers were in court for the sentencing of the man who killed McPherson in 2011. (Family photo)
B.C. families started a campaign to have Canadian kids wear their hockey jerseys to school on April 12 as a show of support for the Humboldt Broncos. It has now changed to a call for everyone to wear a sports jersey that day. From Facebook

B.C. hockey moms’ jersey campaign supports Broncos

Organizers are asking people to wear any sports jersey on Thursday, April 12.

B.C. families started a campaign to have Canadian kids wear their hockey jerseys to school on April 12 as a show of support for the Humboldt Broncos. It has now changed to a call for everyone to wear a sports jersey that day. From Facebook
(Canada Revenue Agency graphic)

Elderly woman in Langley and another in West Vancouver targetted in financial scams

Police were not able to identify the scammers but prevented the women from losing any money.

  • Apr 7, 2018
(Canada Revenue Agency graphic)
Youth homeless count events happening in Lower Mainland communities

Youth homeless count events happening in Lower Mainland communities

Metro Vancouver is doing a count of the number of homeless youth in the region.

Youth homeless count events happening in Lower Mainland communities
Abigail the goat is doing better since being taken in by the Happy Herd farm animal sactuary. (Happy Herd photo)

Abigail the goat is getting used to the hustle and bustle of a Lower Mainland animal sanctuary

The goat now lives on a Langley farm with cows, chickens, pigs, dogs, and other goats.

  • Mar 26, 2018
Abigail the goat is doing better since being taken in by the Happy Herd farm animal sactuary. (Happy Herd photo)
Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue

Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue

The province says it understands municipalities will face extra costs when marijuana is legalized.

Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue
(Left to right seated) Sylvie Kostyshin, Heena Rai, Kierra Lopes, Ishaan Grewal, (back row) Seepi Hanson and Abigayle Dalgliesh went through the stations of the Try On A Disability interactive display at James Hill Elementary on March 2. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

Program let students try on a disability

Any group interesting in hosting Try On A Disability can contact the Langley Pos-Abilities Society.

(Left to right seated) Sylvie Kostyshin, Heena Rai, Kierra Lopes, Ishaan Grewal, (back row) Seepi Hanson and Abigayle Dalgliesh went through the stations of the Try On A Disability interactive display at James Hill Elementary on March 2. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)