Heather Colpitts

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)
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)
The Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 rep A team won all eight of their games at a White Rock tournament on the Victoria Day long weekend. (Fusion photo)

Langley rep fastpitch squad goes 8-0 in White Rock tourney

The Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 rep A team took top honours in the Pride and Power Tournament.

The Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 rep A team won all eight of their games at a White Rock tournament on the Victoria Day long weekend. (Fusion photo)
Samantha and Sabrina Soler received their Canadian citizenship along with their parents on May 15. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Fifty Lower Mainland residents sworn in as new Canadians at Langley high school

A special citizenship ceremony was held to give high school students a civics lesson.

Samantha and Sabrina Soler received their Canadian citizenship along with their parents on May 15. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
VIDEO: Fatal shooting at gas station ambush in Langley

VIDEO: Fatal shooting at gas station ambush in Langley

Soon after a shooting, fire crews put out a truck fire on the Surrey/Langley border

VIDEO: Fatal shooting at gas station ambush in Langley
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)
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
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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
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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)
WATCH: Langley Secondary musical both hits the road and takes flight

WATCH: Langley Secondary musical both hits the road and takes flight

What’s a Grade 4 student doing in a high school musical? Having a blast in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

WATCH: Langley Secondary musical both hits the road and takes flight
Paul Chung developed aHUS and now requires a drug that costs $750,000 annually. (GoFundMe webpage)

Grieving mom selling signed Handmaid’s Tale to help sick friend of her late son

Feb. 28 is Paul Chung’s last treatment of a life-saving drug and he’s terrified what the future holds.

Paul Chung developed aHUS and now requires a drug that costs $750,000 annually. (GoFundMe webpage)
Kevin Kim, a student at Walnut Grove Secondary, is in Korea for the Olympics, creating a video for an international company sponsoring the Games. (Kevin Kim photo)

From Langley to PyeongChang: Local student is at the Olympics

Walnut Grove Secondary student Kevin Kim is at the Winter Games to create a multimedia project.

Kevin Kim, a student at Walnut Grove Secondary, is in Korea for the Olympics, creating a video for an international company sponsoring the Games. (Kevin Kim photo)