Heather Colpitts

Walnut Grove Secondary was in lockdown for at least 30 to 45 minutes Friday morning, Nov. 4, after reports of a gun on the property. RCMP and the emergency response team (ERT) were reportedly at the school, going room to room. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: North Langley schools temporarily locked down after old rifle prompts big police response

Up to four schools were put into lockdown Friday morning

Walnut Grove Secondary was in lockdown for at least 30 to 45 minutes Friday morning, Nov. 4, after reports of a gun on the property. RCMP and the emergency response team (ERT) were reportedly at the school, going room to room. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Hey, Elton John, can you give Shannon a wave in the fourth row?

Langley woman’s last minute offer for a friend’s concert ticket has her hoping for the musician’s help

  • Oct 21, 2022
Hospital employee Shannon Bower (left) is hoping to give a special gift to Sir Elton John at his concert Friday evening. Her co-workers Berni Russell, who made Elton-style safety glasses, Kavita Dabla and manager Janine Lapierre, along with hospital foundation staff Terra Scheer, Andrea Woo, Tim Staunton, and Gabriella Matute are backing her ambitious goal. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Turkey is the centrepiece of many Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. (File)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows pause to give thanks this holiday weekend

Here’s a bit of Thanksgiving history and an introduction to our cute-as-pie holiday feature

Turkey is the centrepiece of many Canadian Thanksgiving dinners. (File)
Rich Coleman is running for Langley Township mayor in the Oct. 15, 2022 election, heading the Elevate Langley slate. (Elevate Langley)

Former B.C. solicitor general running for Langley Township mayor’s chair

Rich Coleman is leading a slate of eight candidates running for council

  • Aug 26, 2022
Rich Coleman is running for Langley Township mayor in the Oct. 15, 2022 election, heading the Elevate Langley slate. (Elevate Langley)
Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)

IHIT charges Langley man for March murder of 29-year-old

Crown lays second-degree murder charges against a 40-year-old in the Nicholas Ball murder

Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)
A 40-year-old driver died at the scene of a crash at 192nd Street and the Langley Bypass just before midnight Friday, Aug. 19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fatal two-car crash closes Langley Bypass in east Surrey overnight

Surrey RCMP would like to hear from anyone in the area of 192nd Street and the bypass late Friday

A 40-year-old driver died at the scene of a crash at 192nd Street and the Langley Bypass just before midnight Friday, Aug. 19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Cloverdale senior hit by tag-teaming scammers, defrauding her of $15,000

93-year-old grandmother doesn’t want to see this happen to other seniors

A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Police were investigating multiple Langley shootings early Monday, July 25, 2022. One of the locations was beside the Missions Thrift Store on Logan Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley RCMP announces victim services gathering set for Tuesday evening

In the aftermath of the mass shooting Monday, community members can meet with counsellors

Police were investigating multiple Langley shootings early Monday, July 25, 2022. One of the locations was beside the Missions Thrift Store on Logan Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Michael Krochter Tweeted a photo of the air ambulance arriving at a crash scene.

Friday afternoon crash closes Lougheed at 265th Street in Maple Ridge

Air ambulance brought in and traffic blocked off during evening commute

Michael Krochter Tweeted a photo of the air ambulance arriving at a crash scene.
Athletes competed in the men’s 400-metre wheelchair race Friday morning at the Bell Canadian National Track and Field Championships. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Elite track and field athletes offer inspiration for Langley’s youth

Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships is happening in Langley until Sunday

Athletes competed in the men’s 400-metre wheelchair race Friday morning at the Bell Canadian National Track and Field Championships. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Linda Annis is executive director of Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

Elder abuse can be reported through Crime Stoppers

Older people can be subjected to various kinds of abuse, including physical, emotional and financial

Linda Annis is executive director of Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
Karen Fraser of Child Care Resource and Referral helped serve up cake at a Monday, June 6 celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Langley Community Services Society. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland social service agency that started out in a 1916 barn marks 50th anniversary

Programs and services offered are based on the needs of the Langley community, and are offered free

  • Jun 11, 2022
Karen Fraser of Child Care Resource and Referral helped serve up cake at a Monday, June 6 celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Langley Community Services Society. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Police are investigating a shooting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in the 21300-block of 24th Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

RCMP at scene of rural Langley shooting

Vancouver man sustained non-life threatening injuries in what police say is a targetted incident

  • Jun 8, 2022
Police are investigating a shooting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in the 21300-block of 24th Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>

Langley-based Vancouver Giants draft female player in round 13 of prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano drafted into the Western Hockey League Thursday

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>
Hammond Treasure Days were Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Several Maple Ridge homes partake in treasure trading weekend

People toured Hammond to pick up reusable items in resumption of popular spring cleaning event

Hammond Treasure Days were Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, 2022. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
A plane has crashed into Alouette Lake. (The News files)
A plane has crashed into Alouette Lake. (The News files)

2 taken to hospital after plane crashes into lake near Maple Ridge

Transported by boat to air ambulance

A plane has crashed into Alouette Lake. (The News files)
A plane has crashed into Alouette Lake. (The News files)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)A plane has crashed into Alouette Lake. (The News files)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Plane crash in Maple Ridge at Alouette Lake

2 patients have been confirmed

The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)A plane has crashed into Alouette Lake. (The News files)
The area where a plane crashed into Alouette Lake Thursday afternoon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Body found in wooded Langley area that of 29-year-old man

IHIT leading investigation with local RCMP and other agencies

Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Investigators checked out an area covered by a canopy in the middle of a vacant lot on 208th Street in Willoughby. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Murder investigators are in Langley Tuesday afternoon

IHIT was deployed Tuesday after having been here Friday for a murder in a hotel

Investigators checked out an area covered by a canopy in the middle of a vacant lot on 208th Street in Willoughby. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Pitt Meadows has organized an family-oriented Easter event for Sunday, April 17, 2022, with registration opening Monday. (City of Pitt Meadows photo)

Registration opening for Pitt Meadows Easter FunDay

Sessions include sack races, a scavenger hunt, crafts, face painting, and horsey hops.

Pitt Meadows has organized an family-oriented Easter event for Sunday, April 17, 2022, with registration opening Monday. (City of Pitt Meadows photo)