Langley

In the third part of our series on fraud, we look at Matthew Brooks, convicted of a $6 million bank fraud, whose home was targeted in a drive-by shooting that was never solved. Others lost millions to Brooks just before and during a lengthy RCMP investigation. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

FRAUD IN B.C.: Millions vanished from roadbuilder at centre of lengthy fraud investigation

A drive-by shooting, accusations of Hells Angels involvement, and investors never paid back

 

Murrayville House was for a time a project of developer Mark Chandler, before debts and lawsuits forced it into receivership. Some units were sold two, three, even four times before the courts got involved. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraud in B.C.: Developer twice convicted in U.S. leaves condo chaos in Langley

Mark Chandler has never been convicted in Canada

 

Langley’s Team Andrews, the defending 2022 senior women’s champions, was at the front of the procession piped on to the ice Wednesday, March 21, at the official start of the 2023 Connect Hearing BC Senior Curling Championships at the Langley Curling Centre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

BC Senior Curling Championships get underway

Langley’s Team Andrews hopes to repeat as women’s champs, Nanaimo’s Team Craig wants another men’s title

 

New anti-Ukraine graffiti, and crosses, have been left outside a Langley, B.C. townhouse that has been flying a Ukraine flag. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)

More anti-Ukraine graffiti spray painted at B.C. townhouse

‘They hit our gate again, this time with a cross’

New anti-Ukraine graffiti, and crosses, have been left outside a Langley, B.C. townhouse that has been flying a Ukraine flag. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)
For her father’s birthday, Christine Fritz made a donation at the Canada Blood Services Clinic in Walnut Grove on Saturday, March 11. It was her eighth contribution. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Daughter donates blood for dad’s birthday

‘If I’m out there donating, someone else is donating for him’ B.C. woman says

For her father’s birthday, Christine Fritz made a donation at the Canada Blood Services Clinic in Walnut Grove on Saturday, March 11. It was her eighth contribution. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Larissa Franklin won a bronze medal in women’s softball at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as part of Team Canada. (Larissa Franklin/Special to The News)

Softball Canada 2023 Women’s National Team features overwhelming number of B.C. athletes

11 of the 22 athletes named to the roster hail from B.C.

Larissa Franklin won a bronze medal in women’s softball at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as part of Team Canada. (Larissa Franklin/Special to The News)
B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced the $25 million program to target repeat violent offenders in Langley on Tuesday, March 14. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced the $25 million program to target repeat violent offenders in Langley on Tuesday, March 14. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Someone spray painted a swastika and anti-Ukraine graffiti (left) at a Langley townhouse on Thursday, March 9. The next day, someone else painted out part of the message (right) and converted the rest into a pro-Ukraine comment. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)

Anti-Ukraine graffiti spray painted on B.C. townhouse

RCMP investigating incident

Someone spray painted a swastika and anti-Ukraine graffiti (left) at a Langley townhouse on Thursday, March 9. The next day, someone else painted out part of the message (right) and converted the rest into a pro-Ukraine comment. (Courtesy Kiersten Bisgaard)
An Adastra employee making cannabis products at the firm’s Aldergrove-area facility. (Black Press Media files)

Class action lawsuit targets Langley firm at centre of cocaine controversy

A law firm is seeking stockholders in Adastra Holdings for the planned lawsuit

An Adastra employee making cannabis products at the firm’s Aldergrove-area facility. (Black Press Media files)
LanDistillate cannabis products at Adastra Lab Holdings in the Langley Township. (Black Press Media files)

Langley cannabis firm issues retraction after cocaine firestorm

Adastra clarifies it never had a licence to sell cocaine for harm reduction

LanDistillate cannabis products at Adastra Lab Holdings in the Langley Township. (Black Press Media files)
A lab worker making cannabis products at Adastra Lab Holdings in the Langley Township. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATED: Langley lab can produce cocaine, but not for sale to public

Cannabis producer suggested cocaine could be part of business plan

A lab worker making cannabis products at Adastra Lab Holdings in the Langley Township. (Black Press Media files)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and B.C. Premier David Eby announced an agreement in principle on a 10-year health care funding deal. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Trudeau, Eby announce $27 billion B.C. health care deal

The PM and premier in Langley to announce 10-year pact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and B.C. Premier David Eby announced an agreement in principle on a 10-year health care funding deal. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A few days after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, a vigil was held in Langley City. This Friday, Feb. 24, the one-year-anniversary of the war will be marked with a candlelight vigil at Derek Doubleday Arboretum. (Langley Advance Times)
A few days after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, a vigil was held in Langley City. This Friday, Feb. 24, the one-year-anniversary of the war will be marked with a candlelight vigil at Derek Doubleday Arboretum. (Langley Advance Times)
Three churches who challenged bans on group services during the COVID lockdowns are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Fraser Valley churches take COVID gathering ban appeal to top court

Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack churches are seeking a Supreme Court of Canada hearing

Three churches who challenged bans on group services during the COVID lockdowns are trying to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Theo was 800 pounds when picked up alongside the highway in Langley. After getting to A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary, he slimmed down, got a girlfriend and happily lived out the rest of his days. (Courtesy of A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary)

Beloved rogue Langley pig turned Cowichan sanctuary resident dies

800-pound Theo lived out his final days at A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary

Theo was 800 pounds when picked up alongside the highway in Langley. After getting to A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary, he slimmed down, got a girlfriend and happily lived out the rest of his days. (Courtesy of A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary)
Parents of two-year-old Gracie Ackley said her condition steadily worsened while they spent hours waiting for assistance at the Langley Memorial Hospital ER on Jan. 26. (Ackley family - used with permission)

Parents say they waited hours for help at B.C. ER while their daughter’s condition worsened

‘What is wrong with our health care system?’ mom asks

Parents of two-year-old Gracie Ackley said her condition steadily worsened while they spent hours waiting for assistance at the Langley Memorial Hospital ER on Jan. 26. (Ackley family - used with permission)
The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)

Ex-Langley teacher made child cry, talked about how awful class was in front of kids

The teacher has been disciplined – again – by the Teacher Regulation authorities

The Langley School District board offices. (Langley Advance Times files)
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
Township of Langley mayor Eric Woodward, Cloverdale–Langley City MP John Aldag, and Langley City Mayor Nathan Pachal at a Wednesday, Jan. 25 announcement of $2.86 in federal funding to fight gun and gang violence in both communities. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley mayor Eric Woodward, Cloverdale–Langley City MP John Aldag, and Langley City Mayor Nathan Pachal at a Wednesday, Jan. 25 announcement of $2.86 in federal funding to fight gun and gang violence in both communities. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley realtor David Foxwell faces seven charges, including assaulting a peace officer, in Leduc, Alberta, following a traffic stop in 2021. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Realtor charged with assaulting Alberta Mountie during traffic stop

Charges stem from a 2021 incident in which the RCMP officer was allegedly dragged 300 metres

Langley realtor David Foxwell faces seven charges, including assaulting a peace officer, in Leduc, Alberta, following a traffic stop in 2021. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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