Langley

About 30 Township of Langley firefighters were called to battle a house fire on a mobile home property at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2339072" title="Call 23390 72 with 3CX Click to Call" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> 23390 72 </tcxspan>Ave. around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 25. 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 30 Langley firefighters battle overnight blaze near Highway 1

Cause of the fire is under investigation

About 30 Township of Langley firefighters were called to battle a house fire on a mobile home property at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2339072" title="Call 23390 72 with 3CX Click to Call" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif, "Lucida Grande", Tahoma, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> 23390 72 </tcxspan>Ave. around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 25. 2021. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)

VIDEO: B.C. animal rehab centre offers a chance to sponsor rescued bobcat

Tucker is doing well, but he will need a new enclosure

Tucker, the starving bobcat rescued by Langley’s Critter Care, is doing well, but he will need new accommodations. The wild animal rehab centre has launched a sponsorship campaign to help pay for it. (Critter Care video)
Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
Taryn Whitehead was happy to return to Canada from South Africa, but a COVID-related shutdown of in-person permanent resident applications has meant the loss of medical coverage, and being forced to miss her daughter’s wedding. (Caitlyn Whitehead/special to Langley Advance Times)

Immigration headache deprives B.C. woman of medical coverage

COVID closed immigration offices to permanent resident applicants already living in Canada

Taryn Whitehead was happy to return to Canada from South Africa, but a COVID-related shutdown of in-person permanent resident applications has meant the loss of medical coverage, and being forced to miss her daughter’s wedding. (Caitlyn Whitehead/special to Langley Advance Times)
Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)

McCambridge returns as Vancouver Giants associate coach

Described as ‘a driven person with the attributes of a head coach’ by GM of Langley-based team

Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Drew Mechielsen, seen here signing autographs at the Langley BMX track at a welcome home event on her return from the Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 1, discovered three days later that she’d been competing with a broken foot. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley resident Thomas Cooper, shown here with wife Vanessa and sons Carter, six, and Kendrick, 1one, has gone public with an appeal for a kidney donor after learning he may have to wait as much as eight years for a transplant. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley dad goes public with appeal for kidney donor

Thomas Cooper has been told he may have to wait as long as eight years

Langley resident Thomas Cooper, shown here with wife Vanessa and sons Carter, six, and Kendrick, 1one, has gone public with an appeal for a kidney donor after learning he may have to wait as much as eight years for a transplant. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday, Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley volleyball champion releases album of original music

While she was winning volleyball honours, Brie King was also writing songs

Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday, Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Despite feeling like she was ‘hit by a train’ Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood managed a personal best in the high jump at the Tokyo games on Aug. 4. (Daniel Lea/ CSM)

A gritty performance by B.C.’s Georgia Ellenwood at the Tokyo Olympics

Despite extreme heat, ailing athlete sets personal best in heptathlon high jump

Despite feeling like she was ‘hit by a train’ Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood managed a personal best in the high jump at the Tokyo games on Aug. 4. (Daniel Lea/ CSM)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Early second COVID shots available for some in Fraser Health

Fraser Health said those seeking early second vaccinations can get them at 28 days

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during a March game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is investigating an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Claim that San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane bet on his own games is under investigation

Kane, former Vancouver Giants star player, calls claim by estranged wife ‘completely false’

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during a March game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is investigating an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
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 Fire ripped through a vacant house in the 2600 block 208th St in Langley Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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 Fire ripped through a vacant house in the 2600 block 208th St in Langley Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Maternity cases are again being diverted from Peace Arch Hospital to Langley Memorial Hospital, this time for ‘about 10 day’ according to a Fraser Health announcement. (Unsplash photo)
Maternity cases are again being diverted from Peace Arch Hospital to Langley Memorial Hospital, this time for ‘about 10 day’ according to a Fraser Health announcement. (Unsplash photo)
Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, in a photo posted to hockeycanada.ca.

World U-17 hockey tourney slated for North Delta arena this fall

Bid to host event in North Delta-Langley-Chilliwack was being condsidered by Hockey Canada in 2020

Canadian players in action during the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, in a photo posted to hockeycanada.ca.
Liam McIver and his fiancée Anita Cremer now have the ability to make some even bigger plans for their wedding next year, after the couple won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the Lotto Max draw on June 22, 2021. (BCLC)

Langley couple win $1 million

‘My first thought was that this isn’t real’

Liam McIver and his fiancée Anita Cremer now have the ability to make some even bigger plans for their wedding next year, after the couple won a $1-million Maxmillions prize in the Lotto Max draw on June 22, 2021. (BCLC)
Thirty-six year old Christopher Roy’s body was discovered in a burned our vehicle in Langley on July 21, 2021. Homicide detectives said he was known to police and the incident was targeted. (IHIT)

Detectives identify Langley murder victim with link to Lower Mainland gang conflict

Christopher Roy’s body was found in a burned out vehicle on July 20

Thirty-six year old Christopher Roy’s body was discovered in a burned our vehicle in Langley on July 21, 2021. Homicide detectives said he was known to police and the incident was targeted. (IHIT)
IHIT officers are asking for public tips from anyone who recognizes this red Ford F-150 pickup truck. (IHIT)

IHIT seeks tips on distinctive pickup truck linked to Langley murder

The truck was found on fire Tuesday evening in Willoughby

IHIT officers are asking for public tips from anyone who recognizes this red Ford F-150 pickup truck. (IHIT)
Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)

B.C. considering Interurban rail link for future transit in Lower Mainland

TransLink rejected the route, local advocates have lobbied for it

Passengers board the restored B.C. Electric Railway Car 1225 at Cloverdale Station, as part of Surrey’s Heritage Rail operations. (File photo)
Firefighters soak a scorched stretch of trees in the parking lot of the Willowbrook Mall on Wednesday afternoon. The parking lot fire caused the evacuation of the mall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fire at Willowbrook Mall parking lot forces evacuation

Trees and shrubs went up in flames Wednesday afternoon

Firefighters soak a scorched stretch of trees in the parking lot of the Willowbrook Mall on Wednesday afternoon. The parking lot fire caused the evacuation of the mall. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A charred vehicle was at the scene Wednesday morning as investigators continued their work. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Body found in burned out pickup in Langley Tuesday evening

IHIT has taken over the investigation, after fire reported in 8200-block of 197th Street

A charred vehicle was at the scene Wednesday morning as investigators continued their work. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)