Matthew Claxton

Black Pudding store owner Greg Bowles said in 20 years, there have only been “four or five” negative comments about the “Golliwog” dolls the Langley British import store sells. Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times

‘Golliwog’ doll sells out after complaint at B.C. store, but owner not planning to restock

A customer complained about the dolls, which have been criticized as caricatures of black people.

Black Pudding store owner Greg Bowles said in 20 years, there have only been “four or five” negative comments about the “Golliwog” dolls the Langley British import store sells. Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times
(Black Press Media files)

Young B.C. driver fined $1,500 for speeding past cop

Officer tracked down the suspected speeder and handed out a host of tickets

(Black Press Media files)
Langley homeless citizens are desperate for somewhere warm to spend both night and day. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. man gets arrested to get into warm jail cell

With Langley’s shelter at capacity, the homeless are seeking anywhere to get out of the cold.

Langley homeless citizens are desperate for somewhere warm to spend both night and day. (Black Press Media file photo)
New ‘workhorse’ police helicopter named for pilot who died in Fraser Valley crash

New ‘workhorse’ police helicopter named for pilot who died in Fraser Valley crash

The new Air 5 chopper is named for David John Brolin.

New ‘workhorse’ police helicopter named for pilot who died in Fraser Valley crash
Kari Simpson, seen at a recent protest over immigration laws. (Black Press)

Lower Mainland woman launches human rights complaint against B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

The complaint by Kari Simpson of Culture Guard centres on washroom signs.

Kari Simpson, seen at a recent protest over immigration laws. (Black Press)
Black Press files                                Discarded election signs at the Langley Township public works yard in 2018.

No cash, no election sign policy pondered by B.C. city

A deposit could be required to put up election signs in 2022.

Black Press files                                Discarded election signs at the Langley Township public works yard in 2018.
17 charges laid against B.C. man in Lower Mainland hit-and-run spree

17 charges laid against B.C. man in Lower Mainland hit-and-run spree

Police have renewed their plea for dash cam or security camera footage.

17 charges laid against B.C. man in Lower Mainland hit-and-run spree
Hundreds of bikers attended a Hells Angel funeral Saturday in Maple Ridge, where there was a heavy police presence.

New biker gang with ties to Hells Angels crops up in Lower Mainland

The Street Reapers were formed late last year and have been seen in Fort Langley.

Hundreds of bikers attended a Hells Angel funeral Saturday in Maple Ridge, where there was a heavy police presence.
B.C. greenhouses face steep heating bills after pipeline explosion

B.C. greenhouses face steep heating bills after pipeline explosion

Costs skyrocketed after the blast choked off natural gas supplies.

B.C. greenhouses face steep heating bills after pipeline explosion
‘Rising sun’ flag flap in B.C. high school sparks counter-petition

‘Rising sun’ flag flap in B.C. high school sparks counter-petition

Few people have yet signed the petition to keep up an Imperial Japanese flag in a Langley classroom

‘Rising sun’ flag flap in B.C. high school sparks counter-petition
Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

The ALC can’t change the definition of an acre, the judge ruled.

  • Nov 15, 2018
Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision
Giovanni Romegioli of the now-closed Starbuds shop says the dispensary was “bullied” out of business by Langley Township. (Langley Advance files)

B.C. marijuana dispensary operator ordered to pay $270,000 in fines

Months of tickets from Langley bylaw officers added up.

Giovanni Romegioli of the now-closed Starbuds shop says the dispensary was “bullied” out of business by Langley Township. (Langley Advance files)
Wendy Craighead, Nikki Pedersen, Alexa Bretschneider, Diana Kirillova, Tonia Scurr, Braelyn Gerhardt, Sarah Hay, Rachel Davies, Ashley Gauthier, and Sherri Plantinga of Royal Ocean Events, the company that sponsored the memorial bench.

Bench made out of hockey sticks honours Humboldt Broncos at B.C. rink

Former NHLers, hockey moms, and local firms created the memorial.

Wendy Craighead, Nikki Pedersen, Alexa Bretschneider, Diana Kirillova, Tonia Scurr, Braelyn Gerhardt, Sarah Hay, Rachel Davies, Ashley Gauthier, and Sherri Plantinga of Royal Ocean Events, the company that sponsored the memorial bench.
B.C. pot dispensary landlord must pay $96,000 in fines: judge

B.C. pot dispensary landlord must pay $96,000 in fines: judge

A medical marijuana dispensary was ticketed 227 times.

  • Oct 4, 2018
B.C. pot dispensary landlord must pay $96,000 in fines: judge
Refugee claimant guilty of assault for spitting on immigration officer

Refugee claimant guilty of assault for spitting on immigration officer

Incident happened at B.C. border crossing, involving Ronald Dosson

Refugee claimant guilty of assault for spitting on immigration officer
It takes Jean Moulton about four minutes to navigate the four steps at her Langley home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Volunteer crew ready to build ramps for B.C. amputee

Jean Moulton will soon have an easier time getting in and out of her home.

It takes Jean Moulton about four minutes to navigate the four steps at her Langley home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
It takes Jean Moulton about four minutes to navigate the four steps at her Langley home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Lack of government funding leaves B.C. double amputee struggling

Jean Moulton filled out the paperwork, but the program to build ramps at her home is out of cash.

It takes Jean Moulton about four minutes to navigate the four steps at her Langley home. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Nicole and David Davis operate a family farm in Langley that’s been on the same site since the 1880s. They’re worried about changes to Canada’s dairy industry under a re-negotiated NAFTA. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: B.C. farmers worry NAFTA deal could affect livelihoods

Canada’s dairy and poultry system is a sticking point in the trade negotiations.

  • Aug 30, 2018
Nicole and David Davis operate a family farm in Langley that’s been on the same site since the 1880s. They’re worried about changes to Canada’s dairy industry under a re-negotiated NAFTA. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Jane Huang’s car was flung into the ditch after being struck by a train on CP Rail tracks. (Langley Advance files)

Woman gets $2 million after 2014 train crash

A lawsuit over a woman injured in a train collision has ended in a multi-million dollar judgment.

Jane Huang’s car was flung into the ditch after being struck by a train on CP Rail tracks. (Langley Advance files)
Decals of support for the Hells Angels on bikes gathering for a ride in Aldergrove Saturday. (CFSEU)

Anti-gang police monitor Veterans MC ride in Lower Mainland

Police say the the group, a ‘three-piece’ patched club has ties to the Hells Angels

Decals of support for the Hells Angels on bikes gathering for a ride in Aldergrove Saturday. (CFSEU)