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A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)

UPDATE: Family trapped as fallen wires shut down Lougheed Highway through Maple Ridge

VIDEO: Traffic is being diverted north to Dewdney Trunk Road Monday afternoon, with Hwy. 7 closed

A motorist and his family were trapped inside a vehicle hit by falling wires along Lougheed Highway Monday afternoon. The highway is expected to be shut down for at least another eight hours as BC Hydro repairs damaged and downed poles and wires along the section of Lougheed Highway between 240th and 272nd Street. (Shane MacKichan/Special to The News)
It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: New freeway interchange opens in Lower Mainland

Traffic is already flowing on a new $62-million highway connector in Langley

It’s official. It’s open. The new 216th Street interchange to the Trans-Canada Highway is open to vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Mounties are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in Murrayville Thursday morning. (Black Press Media files)

Motorcyclist killed in Langley in Thursday morning crash

Mounties and coroner investigating cause of the accident, checking for possible medical issue

Langley Mounties are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in Murrayville Thursday morning. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)

Unidentified body found floating in Pitt River

Mounties confirm it was a man who had been in the water some time

RCMP pulled a body from the Pitt River Wednesday afternoon. It’s possible it’s a 25-year-old who went missing after a boating accident back in March. Police could not offer any comment on identity yet. (CarolAnn Hoo/Special to The News)
Onyeka Dozie of Maple Ridge is seeking the BC Liberal party’s support to run as MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission in the next provincial election. (Special to Black Press Media)

Continued quest for political office has Dozie eying seat in Victoria

Maple Ridge man seeks to unseat current NDP MLA Bob D’Eith ahead of next provincial election

Onyeka Dozie of Maple Ridge is seeking the BC Liberal party’s support to run as MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission in the next provincial election. (Special to Black Press Media)
Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Popular Lower Mainland Thanksgiving festivities cancelled by COVID

Fort Langley’s 25th annual Cranberry Festival put off until 2021, to avoid spread of virus

Bags of cranberries are sold at each year’s festival, all proceeds to the Fort Langley BIA to enable them to host the one-day event. (Langley Advance Times files)
The concept of a Summerset drive-in benefit concert has been quashed due to a 50-car event limitation expected to last for months to come, say organizers from Red Door Events. (Summerset/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Summerset’s 3-day drive-in benefit concert called off

Organizers of Fort Langley music festival cancel 2020 event, vow to be back in 2021 – maybe sooner

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The concept of a Summerset drive-in benefit concert has been quashed due to a 50-car event limitation expected to last for months to come, say organizers from Red Door Events. (Summerset/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants are among the 60+ teams named in a cross-Canada lawsuit alleging hazing, bully, and abuse of young players over the past four decades. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)

Vancouver Giants named in nation-wide lawsuit claiming teen player abuse

Class-action suit alleges hazing, bullying, and more over decades involving different teams

Vancouver Giants are among the 60+ teams named in a cross-Canada lawsuit alleging hazing, bully, and abuse of young players over the past four decades. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)
A cub, believe born in January or February, was one of two black bear babies and a mother tranquilized and transported to the outskirts of Maple Ridge Monday, after a confrontation with a dog in the residential area south of Dewdney Trunk Road and Burnett Street. (Special to The News)

Pair of bear cubs and momma tranquilized after clash with dog

Maple Ridge firefighters had to pull a baby bear from 50 feet up in a tree after confrontation

A cub, believe born in January or February, was one of two black bear babies and a mother tranquilized and transported to the outskirts of Maple Ridge Monday, after a confrontation with a dog in the residential area south of Dewdney Trunk Road and Burnett Street. (Special to The News)
Maple Hill Centre, at the Langley Memorial Hospital, has a COVID outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)

New COVID outbreak reported in Lower Mainland care home

A long-term care residence at Langley Memorial Hospital initiates outbreak protocols as of Monday

Maple Hill Centre, at the Langley Memorial Hospital, has a COVID outbreak. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Lodge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATED: COVID-19 deaths climb to 16 at Lower Mainland long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak in the dementia unit at Langley Lodge continues to claim lives

Langley Lodge. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

B.C.’s George Miller predicts this could – but he hopes it doesn’t – spell the demise of his old team

Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim
A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Car collectors come out in droves for drive through Fort Langley

A ‘spontaneous’ drive replaces annual May Day Parade, surprising village residents and shoppers alike

A non-May Day parade through Fort Langley on Monday, May 18, 2020. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Broken hip and COVID keep B.C. couple apart for 76th anniversary

Broken hip and COVID keep B.C. couple apart for 76th anniversary

After a fall broke her hip, Violet Kosinski is in hospital while her hubby, Roy, in self-isolation

Broken hip and COVID keep B.C. couple apart for 76th anniversary
An SUV was impounded for seven days after the driver was caught speeding by Ridge Meadows RCMP this week. (Special to The News)

B.C. driver caught going 72 km/h over speed limit claims they were ‘late for tee time’

Mounties clocked an Lexus driver speeding excessively in Pitt Meadows

An SUV was impounded for seven days after the driver was caught speeding by Ridge Meadows RCMP this week. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Mounties were in Whonnock Saturday, along Dewdney Trunk Road. (Special to The News)

UPDATE: Body found in Whonnock confirmed that of missing Maple Ridge pharmacist

Coroner and RCMP were at rural Maple Ridge property Saturday night

Maple Ridge Mounties were in Whonnock Saturday, along Dewdney Trunk Road. (Special to The News)
Two Fraser Valley care home workers confirmed to have COVID-19

Two Fraser Valley care home workers confirmed to have COVID-19

Health authority has a team at two Lower Mainland seniors facilities informing staff, residents

Two Fraser Valley care home workers confirmed to have COVID-19
VIDEO: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after incident in Langley Wednesday

VIDEO: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after incident in Langley Wednesday

Condition of a bicyclist unknown after he was found in ditch off 200th Street late this afternoon

VIDEO: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after incident in Langley Wednesday
Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Langley’s faith-based Trinity Western University opens a second campus in Richmond

Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond
Chelsea Lynn Misty James of Langley died in a party bus accident in Vancouver on Jan. 9, 2016. A coroners report, complete with recommendations, was issued Tuesday (Jan. 28). (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Party bus door that led to Langley woman’s death had been faulty for years: coroner

Tuesday report classifed Chelsea James’ death accidental, but was critical of bus inspection process

Chelsea Lynn Misty James of Langley died in a party bus accident in Vancouver on Jan. 9, 2016. A coroners report, complete with recommendations, was issued Tuesday (Jan. 28). (Special to the Langley Advance Times)