Roxanne Hooper

Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Crisis averted – rain threatened to derail Glow opening

Lower Mainland Christmas light festival at Langley nursery is back as a walk-through show

Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
A few businesses and organizations in town offer freebies for veterans on Remembrance Day, as a way to say thanks for their service. (Black Press Media)

TODAY: Free for veterans

Tim Hortons offers complimentary hot beverages, TransLink provides transit, Mobil1 gives oil changes

A few businesses and organizations in town offer freebies for veterans on Remembrance Day, as a way to say thanks for their service. (Black Press Media)
A large police presence at the Langley Highway Hotel in Walnut Grove was noted Friday night, March 25, 2022. It was later confirmed that it was a murder. Six months later someone has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Charges laid in 6-month-old Lower Mainland slaying

One man has been arrested and faces second-degree murder charges in Langley death back in March

A large police presence at the Langley Highway Hotel in Walnut Grove was noted Friday night, March 25, 2022. It was later confirmed that it was a murder. Six months later someone has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The News wants to help its readers get to know the local council and trustee candidates prior to election day Oct. 15. (Special to The News)

Election packages going out to local candidates

Council or trustee hopefuls in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are being asked a series of questions

The News wants to help its readers get to know the local council and trustee candidates prior to election day Oct. 15. (Special to The News)
A contingent of Township of Langley firefighters and some 400 guests came together at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night for the fourth annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Bell rung for firefighters who never returned

During a few sombre moments Saturday, a 400+ crowd at a Langley fundraiser remembered Sept. 11, 2001

A contingent of Township of Langley firefighters and some 400 guests came together at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night for the fourth annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge’s Purple Angel dementia support group is meeting again this Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Fraserview Village hall. (Special to The News)

MEETING: Support group looks at dementia care elsewhere in the world

A Maple Ridge Memory Cafe welcomes a visitor from Singapore Tuesday

Maple Ridge’s Purple Angel dementia support group is meeting again this Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Fraserview Village hall. (Special to The News)
It took about two years for John Foxley to build this two-door 1939 red Mercury “complete top to bottom including the chop, body paint, etc.” That work earned him a second place prize in the national roadster show in California in 2020. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Nationally recognized custom car builder shows off creativity at upcoming charity car show

Pitt Meadows hot rod enthusiast John Foxley will once again be part of Langley Good Times Cruise-In

It took about two years for John Foxley to build this two-door 1939 red Mercury “complete top to bottom including the chop, body paint, etc.” That work earned him a second place prize in the national roadster show in California in 2020. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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VIDEO: Indigenous youth given lesson in fighting fires

Justice Institute’s training centre in Maple Ridge hosts potential young firefighters in career camp

(JIBC/Special to The News)
One-year-old Ryder Rasile of Maple Ridge danced with his father, Josh, and mother, Melena Rounis, between sips of juice during the Maple Ridge Caribbean Fest Saturday. The festival returned for its 20th year with live music, vendors, and food trucks set up around the Albion Fairgrounds for Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

VIDEOS: Founder already gearing up for return of Caribbean Festival

A live two-day music and culture event at Maple Ridge’s Albion Fairgrounds drew crowds, despite heat

One-year-old Ryder Rasile of Maple Ridge danced with his father, Josh, and mother, Melena Rounis, between sips of juice during the Maple Ridge Caribbean Fest Saturday. The festival returned for its 20th year with live music, vendors, and food trucks set up around the Albion Fairgrounds for Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
The current design of the B.C.’s flag was created in 1960. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press/Special to The News)

B.C. Love – Tell us why you love this province and you could win

Contest: Share your favourite features about British Columbia

The current design of the B.C.’s flag was created in 1960. (Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press/Special to The News)
James Karnik, making a free throw against Montreal, shone in his pro debut with the Bandits on home court at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits look for 5th straight win against Newfoundland at home Sunday

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team improves to 7-2 with another victory at Langley Events Centre

James Karnik, making a free throw against Montreal, shone in his pro debut with the Bandits on home court at Langley Events Centre Friday. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Emergency responders have 200th Street blocked off at 91A Avenue (at the north end of the Cineplex Theatres parking lot) following what is being reported as a fatal crash Wednesday evening. Indications a bus and motorcycle were involved. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Lower Mainland crash between bus and motorcycle proves deadly

Emergency crews have 200th Street north of the freeway in Langley blocked after a fatal collision

Emergency responders have 200th Street blocked off at 91A Avenue (at the north end of the Cineplex Theatres parking lot) following what is being reported as a fatal crash Wednesday evening. Indications a bus and motorcycle were involved. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Langley smart house part of Hometown Heroes Lottery

A Lower Mainland prize home is the primary part of $2.5-M package currently up for grabs

This Brookswood home is part of a $2.5-million prize package. It comes complete with a two-bedroom legal basement suite and much more. (Hometown Heroes Lottery/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Grade 8 through 12 students participated in a short concert under the blossom trees at Westview Secondary Thursday, April 28. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

VIDEO: Blossoming musicians take concert outdoors

Westview Secondary’s concert band hosts spring show for students out front of school

Grade 8 through 12 students participated in a short concert under the blossom trees at Westview Secondary Thursday, April 28. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
The parcel mailboxes are four feet tall and come in black or white, but customized colouring and labelling are possible. Matt LaHay noted each unit is powder coated and outfitted with stainless steel hardware. (Special to The News)

Local innovators showcase creativity at home show

Close to 300 vendors bring various products and services at next weekend’s Ridge Meadows Home Show

The parcel mailboxes are four feet tall and come in black or white, but customized colouring and labelling are possible. Matt LaHay noted each unit is powder coated and outfitted with stainless steel hardware. (Special to The News)
Langley RCMP are being joined by IHIT in investigating a suspicious death in Walnut Grove on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Highway Hotel. (Advance Times files)

VIDEO: IHIT joins Langley Mounties in investigation suspicious death

Police were called for an unresponsive man found at Lower Mainland hotel Friday night

Langley RCMP are being joined by IHIT in investigating a suspicious death in Walnut Grove on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Highway Hotel. (Advance Times files)
Susan Glenister was “mesmerized by the beauty” of the Golden Ears Mountains recently. The picture was taken while walking along 106th Avenue (The Plateau). “Golden Ears is the signature landmark of our beloved town,” she said. (Special to The News)

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Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

Susan Glenister was “mesmerized by the beauty” of the Golden Ears Mountains recently. The picture was taken while walking along 106th Avenue (The Plateau). “Golden Ears is the signature landmark of our beloved town,” she said. (Special to The News)
Police and search volunteers combed through the area around 27800-block of 112th Avenue for an elderly man with dementia who went missing earlier today (Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022). (Google Map screengrab)

UPDATE: Missing elderly man located safely

A hunt was on for the man who went missing from the Whonnock area Tuesday

Police and search volunteers combed through the area around 27800-block of 112th Avenue for an elderly man with dementia who went missing earlier today (Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022). (Google Map screengrab)
Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski are the twins behind the popular Gone Country concert. Courtesy Angela Ruscheinski

Pop-up donation event orchestrated in Langley for flood victims

Team of friends and associates pull together a drive-thru fundraiser at Sammy J’s on Saturday

Chris and Jamie Ruscheinski are the twins behind the popular Gone Country concert. Courtesy Angela Ruscheinski
Jesper Vikman makes a beautiful save Wednesday night in Kelowna, against theRockets. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rockets squeak out victory in overtime against Vancouver Giants

G-Men play at home in Langley on Friday and Saturday, against Cougars and Winterhawks, respectively

Jesper Vikman makes a beautiful save Wednesday night in Kelowna, against theRockets. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)