Matthew Claxton

Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)

B.C. mom says parents pressured her to keep child at home due to coronavirus fears

The parent says her husband visited China, and other parents feared the coronavirus

Langley School District’s office. (Langley Advance Times files)
Mayor Pam Alexis of Mission at the Jan. 29 UDI forum in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Mayors facing explosive growth talk transit, roads in Fraser Valley

The Langley Urban Development Institute forum was held Wednesday

Mayor Pam Alexis of Mission at the Jan. 29 UDI forum in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. teacher suspended for putting kid in headlock, lies about it to get next job

B.C. teacher suspended for putting kid in headlock, lies about it to get next job

He has now been fired from Delta and his license temporarily suspended

B.C. teacher suspended for putting kid in headlock, lies about it to get next job
An image from an online video purporting to show a teenager pulling out what appears to be a rifle before a brawl at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The attack cannot be seen in the video.

Youth hit with gun butt during fight at Lower Mainland mall

RCMP are investigating the fight between two groups of youths

An image from an online video purporting to show a teenager pulling out what appears to be a rifle before a brawl at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The attack cannot be seen in the video.
Drew Atkins and Brenda Knights of the Kwantlen First Nation say the aging Albion Ferry dock needs to be removed – but the province is dragging its heels. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Decrepit Albion Ferry dock a magnet for trouble, say irked Kwantlen Nation

The dock has been left vacant for 10 years on Kwantlen land after the ferry stopped running

Drew Atkins and Brenda Knights of the Kwantlen First Nation say the aging Albion Ferry dock needs to be removed – but the province is dragging its heels. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers
Hells Angels barred from booking Langley rec centre after booze-fueled stripper parties

Hells Angels barred from booking Langley rec centre after booze-fueled stripper parties

Bikers brought strippers to past events at George Preston Rec in violation of liquor licenses

Hells Angels barred from booking Langley rec centre after booze-fueled stripper parties
A screencap from a Langley Township council meeting this spring of Jessica Yaniv speaking as a delegation.

B.C. woman at centre of transgender waxing case charged with weapon possession

Jessica Yaniv allegedly had two stun guns at her Langley home

A screencap from a Langley Township council meeting this spring of Jessica Yaniv speaking as a delegation.
Carson Crimeni (file)

No negligence in RCMP actions in B.C. teen’s overdose death: Watchdog

A Maple Ridge woman started an online petition called Justice for Carson Crimeni.

Carson Crimeni (file)
Carson Crimeni (file)

No negligence in RCMP actions in B.C. teen’s overdose death: Watchdog

Police acted properly when they responded to the first reports of the boy being in distress

Carson Crimeni (file)
On June 23, 2016, a fire in a garage-style building led police to what was allegedly a clandestine drug lab. (Langley Advance Times files)

Province wants to seize Langley property connected to drug lab

The Office of Civil Forfeiture is targeting a property on Fraser Highway

On June 23, 2016, a fire in a garage-style building led police to what was allegedly a clandestine drug lab. (Langley Advance Times files)
Firefighters not at fault for pickup damaged getting out of the way: courts

Firefighters not at fault for pickup damaged getting out of the way: courts

A Langley resident sued for $5,000 after scraping her pickup

Firefighters not at fault for pickup damaged getting out of the way: courts
Drew Harkness with Mopsy, one of more than 110 adoptable dogs and cats that LAPS is hoping to send home for Christmas this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley shelter aims to find homes for every animal by Christmas

The I’ll Be Home For Christmas campaign seeks homes for more than 100 cats and dogs

Drew Harkness with Mopsy, one of more than 110 adoptable dogs and cats that LAPS is hoping to send home for Christmas this year. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Border jumper tossed bags out of plane before arrest at B.C. airport

Border jumper tossed bags out of plane before arrest at B.C. airport

U.S. Customs and the RCMP worked to catch the suspect

Border jumper tossed bags out of plane before arrest at B.C. airport
Flappy, a lost Muscovy duck, with Drew Harknes of LAPS. LAPS is looking for a home for the stray waterfowl. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Flappy the duck up for adoption at Langley animal shelter

It’s not just dogs and cats at the Aldergrove shelter

Flappy, a lost Muscovy duck, with Drew Harknes of LAPS. LAPS is looking for a home for the stray waterfowl. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Convicted child kidnapper remains threat to public: VPD

Convicted child kidnapper remains threat to public: VPD

Brian Abrosimo is living in Vancouver as his sentence nears its end

Convicted child kidnapper remains threat to public: VPD
Black Press Media files

$2.9 million judgment in B.C. blueberry farm sabotage lawsuit

The new owners saw most of their farm ruined just as they took possession

Black Press Media files
Victims treated at the scene ranged in age from 15 to 83. (Shane MacKichan photo)                                Victims treated at the scene when an Aldergrove deck collapsed on April 19 ranged in age from 15 to 83. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Deck that collapsed in Aldergrove built illegally, Langley Township claims

As lawsuits fly, Township claims the deck was built in secret with no inspections

Victims treated at the scene ranged in age from 15 to 83. (Shane MacKichan photo)                                Victims treated at the scene when an Aldergrove deck collapsed on April 19 ranged in age from 15 to 83. (Shane MacKichan photo)
No bail for alleged carjacking jewelry store robber, says B.C. judge

No bail for alleged carjacking jewelry store robber, says B.C. judge

A judge turned down a request to release a man accused of a crime spree, awaiting trial

No bail for alleged carjacking jewelry store robber, says B.C. judge
Angela, the black cat, and Shirley, a tabby, were both found to have pellet gun ammunition under their skin when they are rescued by TinyKittens, said founder Shelley Roche. (TinyKittens photo)

Cats rescued from B.C. property had been shot with pellet guns

The feral cats had each been shot and had pellets embedded in them

Angela, the black cat, and Shirley, a tabby, were both found to have pellet gun ammunition under their skin when they are rescued by TinyKittens, said founder Shelley Roche. (TinyKittens photo)