Langley

A proud José Figueroa displayed his certificate on Oct. 19, the day he became a Canadian citizen, ending a 13-year-battle to remain in his adopted country that saw the Langley City resident seek sanctuary in a Walnut Grove church. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

After a 13-year-battle, B.C. resident José Figueroa finally gets his Canadian citizenship

Spent two years in a church sanctuary to avoid deportation

A proud José Figueroa displayed his certificate on Oct. 19, the day he became a Canadian citizen, ending a 13-year-battle to remain in his adopted country that saw the Langley City resident seek sanctuary in a Walnut Grove church. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-op celebrated it’s 100th anniversary with giant birthday cakes at the Langley Retail Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 19, close to the original 1922 site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Otter co-op turns 100

A birthday party with cake, speeches and fun activities marks the anniversary

Otter Co-op celebrated it’s 100th anniversary with giant birthday cakes at the Langley Retail Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 19, close to the original 1922 site. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) said a video released Wednesday, Oct. 5 shows “stressed and frightened animals being roughly handled” at rodeos in Langley and Chilliwack. The video drew criticism from organizers of the events, who said the footage showed eagerness, not fear, on the part of the animals. (VHS video)

VIDEO: Vancouver Humane Society releases anti-rodeo video

Says animals at Langley and Chilliwack events were “roughly handled,” rodeo organizers disagree

Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) said a video released Wednesday, Oct. 5 shows “stressed and frightened animals being roughly handled” at rodeos in Langley and Chilliwack. The video drew criticism from organizers of the events, who said the footage showed eagerness, not fear, on the part of the animals. (VHS video)
RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his brother Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)

Killer changes plea to guilty in triple murder of Langley family

Kia Ebrahimian has pleaded guilty to killing his brother, mother, and step-father

RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his brother Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)
RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. Three people were discovered dead. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his sibling, Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother, Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband, Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)

Lower Mainland triple murder trial opens with playback of call to police

Evidence in Kia Ebrahimian case described as ‘fairly distressing’ by prosecutor

RCMP were dispatched to this Langley house after a non-emergency police call turned into a plea for help on June 13, 2020. Three people were discovered dead. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the trial of Kia Ebrahimian got underway. He is charged with the deaths of his sibling, Befrin Ebrahimian, their mother, Tatiana Bazyar, and Bazyar’s common-law husband, Francesco Zangrilli. (Langley Advance Times file)
Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald was formally sworn in as commander of the RCMP in B.C. on Tuesday, Sept 20 in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: The new officer in charge of the RCMP in B.C. is formally sworn in

At Langley event, Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald says Surrey switch from RCMP will take years

Deputy Commissioner Dwayne McDonald was formally sworn in as commander of the RCMP in B.C. on Tuesday, Sept 20 in Langley. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
More than 60 people attended a memorial service for the queen on Monday at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Legion members hold service for Queen Elizabeth

‘Very sad’ to see her go, one mourner said

More than 60 people attended a memorial service for the queen on Monday at the Royal Canadian Legion Aldergrove branch. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Otter Co-op purchases 25 more retail fuel locations

As part of a federal co-operative deal, Otter bought several Husky convenience stores and gas bars

  • Aug 30, 2022
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove earlier this summer – on or around June 14. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Births of red panda cubs important step

Aldergrove’s Greater Vancouver Zoo part of a much larger species survival plan

  • Aug 28, 2022
Two red panda cubs, one male and one female, were born at the Greater Vancouver Zoo in Aldergrove earlier this summer – on or around June 14. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
One of the missing wolves, a cub called Tempest, was eventually located and is back with the pack. (Courtesy GVZoo)

CFB Esquimalt uses drones to help look for escaped Vancouver zoo wolves

Drone used infrared imaging to search for wolves on property neighbouring the zoo

One of the missing wolves, a cub called Tempest, was eventually located and is back with the pack. (Courtesy GVZoo)
When Langley, B.C., resident Sara Rowland tried to help a dog left inside a Jeep on a hot day, she said she was confronted by a foul-mouthed woman who threatened her with a knife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Good Samaritan tries to rescue dog in B.C. community, gets threatened with knife

Police looking for woman who claimed to be in ‘law enforcement’

When Langley, B.C., resident Sara Rowland tried to help a dog left inside a Jeep on a hot day, she said she was confronted by a foul-mouthed woman who threatened her with a knife. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cory Vallee has lost his final challenge of his conviction in the Feb. 6, 2009, murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping centre. (Langley Advance Times file photos)

Gangster who gunned down man in B.C. shopping centre loses last appeal

Cory Vallee is serving two life sentences for the fatal shooting of Kevin LeClair in 2009

Cory Vallee has lost his final challenge of his conviction in the Feb. 6, 2009, murder of Kevin LeClair in a Langley shopping centre. (Langley Advance Times file photos)
A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)

Last missing wolf recovered alive after escape from Aldergrove zoo

One wolf, Chia, was found dead on Thursday

A wolf cub called Tempest has been found and is back with its pack. (GVZoo)
Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)

One wolf found dead, one missing after break-in at zoo in Langley

Young wolf Tempest still missing, Chia found dead by road

Greater Vancouver Zoo online image of grey wolf. The zoo website reports they have nine adults and six cubs. (Greater Vancouver Zoo)
Greater Vancouver Zoo image of grey wolf.

Wolves escape enclosure at Greater Vancouver Zoo; deemed suspicious

BC Conservation, RCMP were on scene after escape Tuesday morning

Greater Vancouver Zoo image of grey wolf.
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Roughly ten minutes after they posed for this picture with their plaque for finishing second in a Portland, Oregon fastpitch tournament, Langley’s Fraser Valley Fusion 2006 team returned to their bus to discover thieves had gone through it. It was the day after someone stolen the bus catalytic converter. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Toddler’s fall from third-storey window should be a warning to other parents, father says

Langley’s Taryn Lim has a broken leg, but her parents worried it could have been much worse

Taryn Lim, 34 months old, suffered a broken leg and is missing a couple of teeth after she fell from a third-storey window in Langley on Monday, Aug. 8. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
An air ambulance like this one took a Langley child to hospital after a fall from a window. (Black Press Media files)

B.C. Toddler falls from third-storey window

Child taken to hospital by Air Ambulance

An air ambulance like this one took a Langley child to hospital after a fall from a window. (Black Press Media files)
Retired Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has registered a civic party for the Langley Township municipal election and is ‘seriously’ considering a run for mayor (file)

Former B.C. solicitor-general Rich Coleman is returning to politics

Retired MLA registers party for election, is considering running for Langley Township mayor

Retired Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has registered a civic party for the Langley Township municipal election and is ‘seriously’ considering a run for mayor (file)