Matthew Claxton

(Black Press Media File)

Metro Vancouver seeks input on rules to reduce cannabis grow odours

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents can offer their feedback until the end of November

(Black Press Media File)
Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Court proceedings begin in death of Langley’s Carson Crimeni

A 20-year-old has been charge with manslaughter in the case

Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)

Our View: Election was a mandate for MPs to get to work

Canadians voted for action, not another re-run election in 18 to 24 months

Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)
A year after his death, charges have yet to be laid in the case Carson Crimeni (file)

Manslaughter charge laid in death of Langley’s Carson Crimeni

Two years after the teen died in Walnut Grove, police announced charges

A year after his death, charges have yet to be laid in the case Carson Crimeni (file)
A person is handed a package of heroin, said to be safe from fentanyl, in a Maple Ridge park. (Special to The News)

Our View: Overdose crisis affects all of us

Compassion and an evidence based approach is needed to stem the tide of deaths

A person is handed a package of heroin, said to be safe from fentanyl, in a Maple Ridge park. (Special to The News)
Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

BREAKING: Langley mother found not guilty of murder in seven-year-old daughter’s death

KerryAnn Lewis has been found not guilty after a trial that stretched more a year

Seven-year-old Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in an apartment in Langley in July 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley RCMP are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Langley Islamic Centre. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: BC Hate Crime Unit investigating threat to Langley Islamic Centre

‘We will not be intimidated,’ Islamic Centre says

Langley RCMP are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Langley Islamic Centre. (Black Press Media files)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Early second COVID shots available for some in Fraser Health

Fraser Health said those seeking early second vaccinations can get them at 28 days

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
IHIT officers are asking for public tips from anyone who recognizes this red Ford F-150 pickup truck. (IHIT)

IHIT seeks tips on distinctive pickup truck linked to Langley murder

The truck was found on fire Tuesday evening in Willoughby

IHIT officers are asking for public tips from anyone who recognizes this red Ford F-150 pickup truck. (IHIT)
Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)

B.C. considering Interurban rail link for future transit in Lower Mainland

TransLink rejected the route, local advocates have lobbied for it

Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)
Tucker is recovering and playing with cat toys as he gains his strength at Critter Care in Langley. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Starving bobcat cub rescued by B.C. animal rehab centre

Tucker is being nursed back to health after he was found near Grand Forks

Tucker is recovering and playing with cat toys as he gains his strength at Critter Care in Langley. (Critter Care/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Shane Ertmoed (right) is serving a life sentence for killing 10-year-old Heather Thomas on Oct. 1, 2000. (File photos)

Petition to keep Heather Thomas’ Cloverdale killer in prison doesn’t change parole board decision

The family of 10-year-old girl wants an end to unescorted absences by murderer Shane Ertmoed

Shane Ertmoed (right) is serving a life sentence for killing 10-year-old Heather Thomas on Oct. 1, 2000. (File photos)
Before the pandemic, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team gathered in White Rock. Dozens of officers are fundraising now for the annual event. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)

Aldergrove fundraiser benefits Maple Ridge camp for kids with cancer

Rider Amy Kelly is working with a local gourmet perogie maker

Before the pandemic, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley team gathered in White Rock. Dozens of officers are fundraising now for the annual event. (White Rock RCMP Twitter photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)

BREAKING: Trudeau pledges $1.3 billion for SkyTrain to Langley

The federal money could see the project finally begin construction

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) joined Premier John Horgan and other local mayors, MLAs, and dignitaries at an announcement Friday, July 9, about funding for transit and SkyTrain in Surrey. (Malin Jordan/Black Press Media)
The current riding ring on the site the Township is proposing for a one-mile race track that could replace both Hastings Park and Fraser Downs. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Horse racing track replacing Hastings Park, Fraser Downs considered for Langley

Langley Township is pushing to develop a site at 216th Street and 80th Avenue into a racing complex

The current riding ring on the site the Township is proposing for a one-mile race track that could replace both Hastings Park and Fraser Downs. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Derby Reach Regional Park on the Fraser River. (Langley Advance Times files)

Biologist gives talk and tour on fish in Derby Reach Park

An expert on local endangered fish is talking about wildlife and the environment

Derby Reach Regional Park on the Fraser River. (Langley Advance Times files)
Aron Crimeni put balloons on the Justice For Carson banner at the Walnut Grove Skate Park on Friday, July 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

2 years after Lower Mainland teen’s death, family still asking why no charges laid

‘Justice for Carson’ signs put up at Langley skate park on boy’s 16th birthday

Aron Crimeni put balloons on the Justice For Carson banner at the Walnut Grove Skate Park on Friday, July 2. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan votes at Luxton Hall during advance polls for the provincial election in Langford, B.C., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Our View: Get (public) money out of B.C. politics

Ending the public per-vote subsidy should be an easy decision

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan votes at Luxton Hall during advance polls for the provincial election in Langford, B.C., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Vanessa Barrett is competing to be the face of fitness for a health and bodybuilding magazine. (Vanessa Barrett/Special to the Maple Ridge News)

Ridge fitness champ aims to become face of magazine

Vanessa Barrett wants to add ‘Ms Fitness’ to her titles of entrepreneur and mom

Vanessa Barrett is competing to be the face of fitness for a health and bodybuilding magazine. (Vanessa Barrett/Special to the Maple Ridge News)
A Nova Scotia court has overturned the conviction of a man with ties to Maple Ridge. (Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

Conviction thrown out for supposed leader of Maple Ridge cannabis smuggling conspiracy

A Nova Scotia appeals court found there wasn’t enough evidence and quashed a four-year sentence

A Nova Scotia court has overturned the conviction of a man with ties to Maple Ridge. (Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)