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Campfires banned in Langley Township

Campfires banned in Langley Township

Dry conditions are blamed for the fire department’s ban.

  • Jul 12, 2017
Campfires banned in Langley Township
(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)                                Lucy Willis came down from the Cache Creek area with her family and their farm animals to get away from the wildfire threat. The family’s pet goat, Neville, road down on the children’s laps.

VIDEO: Langley horse breeder takes in farm families and their animals

A northeast Clayton horse transport company has brought farm animals down from the fire zones.

(Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)                                Lucy Willis came down from the Cache Creek area with her family and their farm animals to get away from the wildfire threat. The family’s pet goat, Neville, road down on the children’s laps.
Fire rages on Fox Mountain above Coyote Rock just south of Williams Lake and near Sugar Cane.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Delta sending staff and first responders to help fight B.C. wildfires

Two police, one firefighter and one municipal staffer are headed to Williams Lake.

Fire rages on Fox Mountain above Coyote Rock just south of Williams Lake and near Sugar Cane.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Acting Cpl. Hayden Willems of the Langley RCMP traffic section lines up the new long-range scope the detachment has begun using to catch distracted drivers.                                 Dan Ferguson Langley Times

One driver every five minutes is distracted: estimate

Langley RCMP deploy ultra-long range camera to catch drivers on cell phones

Acting Cpl. Hayden Willems of the Langley RCMP traffic section lines up the new long-range scope the detachment has begun using to catch distracted drivers.                                 Dan Ferguson Langley Times
FACEBOOK/HANNA PETERSEN                                One of the young cougars spotted in Fort Rupert on July 2.

Three young cougar kittens killed near daycare

“We hoped we had the opportunity to rehabilitate them.”

FACEBOOK/HANNA PETERSEN                                One of the young cougars spotted in Fort Rupert on July 2.
Gregory James Tiffin, 44, and Sophie Dowsley, 34, both of Vancouver, were last seen July 8 in Harrison Hot Springs.

UPDATE: Vehicle of missing Vancouver couple found near Statlu Lake

Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue in the mountainous area looking Thursday

Gregory James Tiffin, 44, and Sophie Dowsley, 34, both of Vancouver, were last seen July 8 in Harrison Hot Springs.
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Surrey woman charged after Burnaby flaggers hit

Brenda Ouma Aregay faces several charges in connection to the June 28 incident in Burnaby

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The Salvation Army’s John McEwan and Ian Pollard speak in the incident command centre opened Monday at the organization’s Abbotsford Centre of Hope.                                Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VIDEO: Salvation Army overseeing response efforts from Abbotsford

Organization co-ordinating largest reaction to disaster in B.C. in a decade

The Salvation Army’s John McEwan and Ian Pollard speak in the incident command centre opened Monday at the organization’s Abbotsford Centre of Hope.                                Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo

Discounted hotel rooms for wildfire evacuees

Coast Hotels offering support to help ease the burden on evacuees

Coast Hotels are offering rooms at 50 per cent off the best available room rate for those evacuated because of wildfire.                                Submitted photo
Abbotsford firefighters sent to interior

Abbotsford firefighters sent to interior

Four paid on-call firefighters and fire truck called into action

Abbotsford firefighters sent to interior
A Google vehicle with roof-mounted laser cameras scans a Langley City street on Wednesday, July 5. The Internet search giant is updating it’s online imagery of the Lower Mainland. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Langley streets photographed for Google Street View update

B.C. update by internet search giant includes Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Okanogan

A Google vehicle with roof-mounted laser cameras scans a Langley City street on Wednesday, July 5. The Internet search giant is updating it’s online imagery of the Lower Mainland. Dan Ferguson Langley Times
Shaw Communications has broadcast council meetings from around the Lower Mainalnd for years but is stopping the service.

City council meetings off the air

Shaw to stop broadcasting council meetings in August

Shaw Communications has broadcast council meetings from around the Lower Mainalnd for years but is stopping the service.
The Abboptsford Police Department has released this image to remind people that they can report individuals who carelessly dispose of smoking materials.

Tossing your smoke is no joke to Abbotsford Police

Department cracks down in midst of tinder-dry conditions

  • Jul 11, 2017
The Abboptsford Police Department has released this image to remind people that they can report individuals who carelessly dispose of smoking materials.
UPDATE: IHIT says no one in custody after Chilliwack double homicide

UPDATE: IHIT says no one in custody after Chilliwack double homicide

RCMP investigators can’t confirm witness reports the two men killed were Good Samaritans

UPDATE: IHIT says no one in custody after Chilliwack double homicide
The five Township firefighters heading to Williams Lake are District Chief Bryant Ross, Lieutenant Chad Clutchey, Firefighter Clayton Nagle, Firefighter Daniel Craig, and Firefighter Tim Dickson. (Langley Township Fire Department)

Langley sends firefighters to Williams Lake

A crew and truck leave Tuesday afternoon for the Interior.

The five Township firefighters heading to Williams Lake are District Chief Bryant Ross, Lieutenant Chad Clutchey, Firefighter Clayton Nagle, Firefighter Daniel Craig, and Firefighter Tim Dickson. (Langley Township Fire Department)
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Surrey driver arrested after senior killed in crosswalk

Vancouver Police say charges are expected against a 21-year-old driver from Surrey

(Now-Leader file photo)
A Conair airtanker helps battle a wild fire south of Penticton last week. The Abbotsford-based company currently has 26 of its planes involved in the wildfire situation across B.C. Mark Brett/Black Press

Conair Group provides 26 planes for wildfire situation

Abbotsford company under contract with provincial government

A Conair airtanker helps battle a wild fire south of Penticton last week. The Abbotsford-based company currently has 26 of its planes involved in the wildfire situation across B.C. Mark Brett/Black Press
Thugs putting stain on Surrey, a ‘furious’ Hepner says after drive-by shooting injures 64-year-old woman

Thugs putting stain on Surrey, a ‘furious’ Hepner says after drive-by shooting injures 64-year-old woman

Surrey mayor says she will push Premier Horgan to increase provincial funding for crackdown on gangs

Thugs putting stain on Surrey, a ‘furious’ Hepner says after drive-by shooting injures 64-year-old woman
Damage in the fire that destroyed this Langley City car dealership is estimated at $1 million. File photo

VIDEO: Langley City auto dealership fire caused $1 million damage

Vancouver Auto Liquidation Centre had to be demolished

Damage in the fire that destroyed this Langley City car dealership is estimated at $1 million. File photo
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RCMP send 340 officers from B.C. and Alberta to help with wildfires

RCMP say there will be ‘no tolerance for criminal activities’ in fire evacuation zones

(Black Press photo)