Dan Ferguson

Ruming Jiang and his dog Chiu Chiu are doing fine following a brush with hypothermia that saw several people work together to get them out of the Fraser River near Langley’s Derby Reach Park on March 25, 2021 (Special to the Advance Times)

Man finds men who rescued him from drowning in B.C.’s Fraser River

A grateful Ruming Jiang says he will thank them again, this time in person when the pandemic ends

Ruming Jiang and his dog Chiu Chiu are doing fine following a brush with hypothermia that saw several people work together to get them out of the Fraser River near Langley’s Derby Reach Park on March 25, 2021 (Special to the Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played against the Kelowna Rockets on Sunday, shortly before several members of the Kelowna team tested positive. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
About 15 minutes after this photo was taken with his dog Chiu Chiu on the Fraser River on Thursday, March 25, Langley resident Ruming Jiang ended up in the chilly water (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Canoeist saved from hypothermia, searching for his rescuers

Langley resident Ruming Jiang just wants to say thanks

About 15 minutes after this photo was taken with his dog Chiu Chiu on the Fraser River on Thursday, March 25, Langley resident Ruming Jiang ended up in the chilly water (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Murrayville resident Brent Larsen told a Monday, March 29 press conference at the Milner baseball field in Langlery that he intends to continue gathering signatures for a petition to have kids sports resume (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Organizer of kids sports petition undeterred by B.C. tightening COVID-19 rules

Brent Larsen says if the province can permit outdoor dining, it can approve outdoor sports for kids

Murrayville resident Brent Larsen told a Monday, March 29 press conference at the Milner baseball field in Langlery that he intends to continue gathering signatures for a petition to have kids sports resume (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Dax, seen here with owner Valerie Ryan, is feeling much better after becoming sick from consuming cannabis remnants on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Golden Ears Park near Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)

WATCH: Langley dog owner raises alarm about cannabis hazard after misadventure in park

Five-month old pup, Dax, became ill during a weekend walk in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Dax, seen here with owner Valerie Ryan, is feeling much better after becoming sick from consuming cannabis remnants on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Golden Ears Park near Maple Ridge (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Michael Coss, a brain injury survivor who lives in Langley, seen here in a 2017 photo undergoing physical therapy, was happy to help the Salase family, saying it shows what ‘a group of grateful brain injury survivors can do’ (Black Press media file)

VIDEO: How a group of brain injury survivors came to help a Surrey mom

Elizabeth Salase lost her sister. Then COVID hit her family.

Michael Coss, a brain injury survivor who lives in Langley, seen here in a 2017 photo undergoing physical therapy, was happy to help the Salase family, saying it shows what ‘a group of grateful brain injury survivors can do’ (Black Press media file)
Sisters Linden (L) and Beatrix Koch got into the bath bomb business in January 2021, and business has been good (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Two B.C. kids got into the bath bomb business, and it’s exploding

They’ve just invested in a press to speed up production and keep up with demand

Sisters Linden (L) and Beatrix Koch got into the bath bomb business in January 2021, and business has been good (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Anti-bigotry activist Cran Campbell says even when hateful comments are taken down, they are quickly reposted. His comments coincided with release of a new poll on Sunday, March 31, that showed seven in 10 Canadians are worried about the degree of racism in the country (Langley Advance Times file)

Racist posts are staying up longer online these days, B.C. anti-hate activist says

A new poll shows most Canadians are worried about the extent of racism in the country

Anti-bigotry activist Cran Campbell says even when hateful comments are taken down, they are quickly reposted. His comments coincided with release of a new poll on Sunday, March 31, that showed seven in 10 Canadians are worried about the degree of racism in the country (Langley Advance Times file)
Recently returned goaltender Trent Miner has been named to the roster of the Vancouver Giants for the WHL ‘hub’ series that gets underway on Friday, March 26 (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants release roster for ‘hub’ series

Eight rookies on the list released by Langley-based WHL team

Recently returned goaltender Trent Miner has been named to the roster of the Vancouver Giants for the WHL ‘hub’ series that gets underway on Friday, March 26 (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Brian Edward Abrosimo, a convicted child kidnapper who sexually assualted an 11-year-old Langley girl back in 2004, was returned to a halfway house several weeks after a 2020 Christmas Day confrontation (file)

Sex offender who attacked 11-year-old Langley girl goes back to halfway house

Brian Abrosimo was returned to custody for several weeks following Christmas Day incident

Brian Edward Abrosimo, a convicted child kidnapper who sexually assualted an 11-year-old Langley girl back in 2004, was returned to a halfway house several weeks after a 2020 Christmas Day confrontation (file)
A Langley RCMP traffic section officer lined up a long-range scope the detachment uses to catch distracted drivers (Langley Advance Times file)

Distracted B.C. driver who refused to stop gets expensive lesson

It would have been a lot cheaper to pull over when the police officer gave the order

A Langley RCMP traffic section officer lined up a long-range scope the detachment uses to catch distracted drivers (Langley Advance Times file)
On Saturday, March 13, Willoughby residents Donald and Ieneke Fairholm (L) were able to have their first lunch in a very long time with son Don, daughter-in-law Stephanie Spyksma and grandson Adrian, outdoors at Yorkson Community Park under new rules that allow small gatherings (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

New COVID policy allowing small groups results in reunions for B.C. families

For the first time in a long time, the Fairholms were able to have lunch with their son’s family

On Saturday, March 13, Willoughby residents Donald and Ieneke Fairholm (L) were able to have their first lunch in a very long time with son Don, daughter-in-law Stephanie Spyksma and grandson Adrian, outdoors at Yorkson Community Park under new rules that allow small gatherings (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)

COVID-19 outbreak, 44 cases reported at B.C. glass manufacturer

So far, 44 employees at Vitrum have tested positive, and the FHA has ordered vaccinations

Fraser Health Authority reported 44 employees of the 130,000 sq. ft. Vitrum glass manufacturing plant in Langley have tested positive for COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Black Press media)
Werner Klann with one of his Mason Bee homes, in Langley City’s Sendall Botanical Gardens (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Why Werner Klann is putting up Mason Bee homes in a Langley City park

One-man campaign to educate the public about ‘super pollinators’ comes to Sendall Gardens

Werner Klann with one of his Mason Bee homes, in Langley City’s Sendall Botanical Gardens (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Trent Miner is returning to the Vancouver Giants, the team announced. He has been released by the Colorado Eagles of the AHL.(Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

Trent Miner returns to play goal for Vancouver Giants

Netminder was part of epic 11-game winning-streak by Langley-based team

Trent Miner is returning to the Vancouver Giants, the team announced. He has been released by the Colorado Eagles of the AHL.(Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
The family of injured Willoughby resident Ronald Gerald Jesso is hoping someone saw something that will help solve the mystery of how he came to be so badly hurt on the morning of Feb. 22. Jesso is still in hospital. (Jesso family/Special to Langley Advance Times)

An appeal to help solve the mystery of an injured Langley man

Family of Ronald Gerald Jesso asks witnesses to come forward

The family of injured Willoughby resident Ronald Gerald Jesso is hoping someone saw something that will help solve the mystery of how he came to be so badly hurt on the morning of Feb. 22. Jesso is still in hospital. (Jesso family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Return to play by Vancouver Giants team confirmed

Will see teams based in two “hub” locations

Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Stairs a challenge for B.C. woman who chronicled COVID-19 battle

‘I can now walk for six (to) 10 minutes a day’

Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Drivers who ignored a speed reader board were pulled over by police in Langley on Feb. 18. (ICBC)

Ignore a speed reader board, get a ticket: some Langley drivers didn’t take the hint

One driver ticketed last week was doing close to double the posted limit

Drivers who ignored a speed reader board were pulled over by police in Langley on Feb. 18. (ICBC)