Dan Ferguson

Four-year-old Miya from Willowbrook posed with Santa at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Sunday, Dec. 5, part of a sensory-friendly photo session for kids who can get overwhelmed by the sounds and sights of Christmas. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A quiet photo with Santa at Langley shopping centre

Sensory-friendly sessions for kids who can be overwhelmed by Christmas sights and sounds

Four-year-old Miya from Willowbrook posed with Santa at Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Sunday, Dec. 5, part of a sensory-friendly photo session for kids who can get overwhelmed by the sounds and sights of Christmas. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C.’s Langley Rams win Canadian Bowl

First time team has taken national championship

Langley Rams won the Canadian Bowl Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, shutting out the Ontario Conference champion London Beefeaters 37-0 in London, Ontario for the first national title in franchise history. (Boris Terzic Photography/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Alex Cotton added a pair of assists as Vancouver Giants earned a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA on Friday, Nov. 26 with goals from Ty Thorpe, Justin Sourdif and Fabian Lysell. (Doug Love/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants win back-to-back road victories

Tri-City Americans fall to visiting G-Men

Alex Cotton added a pair of assists as Vancouver Giants earned a 3-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA on Friday, Nov. 26 with goals from Ty Thorpe, Justin Sourdif and Fabian Lysell. (Doug Love/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A Langley drive-thru donation drive to help Abbotsford flood victims raised more than $57,000 and filled three five-ton trucks on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley donation drive for flood victims gets big response

In four hours, donors contributed $57,000 and filled three five-ton trucks, beating target

A Langley drive-thru donation drive to help Abbotsford flood victims raised more than $57,000 and filled three five-ton trucks on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Volunteers prepare to load supplies aboard an aircraft at the Langley airport for delivery to a flood-ravaged Fraser Valley community on Sunday, Nov. 21.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: All-volunteer relief effort flies supplies from Langley to flood-ravaged communities

On Sunday, close to 20,000 pounds were delivered

Volunteers prepare to load supplies aboard an aircraft at the Langley airport for delivery to a flood-ravaged Fraser Valley community on Sunday, Nov. 21.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Visiting Victoria Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall to Victoria

Visiting Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory

Visiting Victoria Royals snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nikki Goodrick, signed a missing poster of her brother Devon at a Tuesday, Nov. 16 vigil in Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A plea for people to step up at vigil for missing Langley man

Those with information about Devon Goodrich urged to come forward

Nikki Goodrick, signed a missing poster of her brother Devon at a Tuesday, Nov. 16 vigil in Langley City’s Douglas Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Drive-through Christmas lights event hopes to avoid wait list

Last year, there were long lineups for Langley’s Christmas in Williams Park

Last year, the Christmas in Williams Park event in Langley was limited to six days due to COVID-19. This year, it will run for three weeks, but will still be a drive-through event. (Barbara Sharp/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 game Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Prince George, despite a strong effort from netminder Will Gurski. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants drop 1-0 decision in Prince George

Langley-based team second in standings

Vancouver Giants dropped a hard-fought 1-0 game Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Prince George, despite a strong effort from netminder Will Gurski. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
This kitten, taken from the petting zoo at Aldor Acres, is still missing. (Aldor Acres Facebook)

Kitten stolen from B.C. petting zoo has been returned

Teen responsible for theft will perform community service work; second stolen kitten still missing

This kitten, taken from the petting zoo at Aldor Acres, is still missing. (Aldor Acres Facebook)
The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)
Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Scarecrow stroll returns to Art’s Nursery

Charitable fundraiser offers build your-own scarecrow kits

Walker, 10-month-old, and mom Katey Kloepper, from Calgary, were among the visitors to Art’s Nursery scarecrow stroll and fundraiser, which is on till Oct. 31 at 8940 192nd St. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants played their first home game in 588 days on Friday, Oct. 8, downing Prince George 6-4. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants winners at first home game in 588 days

Langley-based team downed Prince George 6-4

Vancouver Giants played their first home game in 588 days on Friday, Oct. 8, downing Prince George 6-4. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
G-Men are 1-0 after a 5-0 victory Saturday Oct. 2 on the Island. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants open regular season with 5-0 win over Victoria

Goaltender Jesper Vikman had the shutout

G-Men are 1-0 after a 5-0 victory Saturday Oct. 2 on the Island. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: B.C. Senior, 101, takes first flying lesson

It was a birthday present for ‘adventurous’ Walter Martens

Adventurous senior Walter Martens took his first flying lesson as a 101st birthday present, taking off from the Langley airport on Saturday, Sept. 25. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants forward Justin Sourdif has signed his first NHL contract, with the Florida Panthers. (Giants file)

Giants Justin Sourdif signs first NHL contract

Three-year entry-level deal with Florida Panthers

Giants forward Justin Sourdif has signed his first NHL contract, with the Florida Panthers. (Giants file)
A body was discovered in a burnt-out truck in Maple Ridge early Saturday, Sept. 25. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

Body found in burnt-out pickup truck in Maple Ridge

Homicide investigators called in

A body was discovered in a burnt-out truck in Maple Ridge early Saturday, Sept. 25. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Some people have left flowers, a stuffed rabbit and a painted stone near the home of Naomi Onotera. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Search of Naomi Onotera house wraps up

Police leave scene, remove barricades, at home of missing Langley City woman

Some people have left flowers, a stuffed rabbit and a painted stone near the home of Naomi Onotera. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Blaze player Owen Fernandez guarded the plate as a Cloverdale opponent tried to slide past during a Sunday, Sept. 19, tournament at the South Surrey Athletic Park. Langley won 7-4 It was part of the Blaze Fall Ball program for young players, an informal opportunity for them to get some playing time, while the team coaching staff looks them over. (Aaron Hinks/Black Press Media)

Learning the Langley Blaze way: Fall Ball is underway

An ‘informal’ way for up-and-comers to get some playing time and make a good impression

Langley Blaze player Owen Fernandez guarded the plate as a Cloverdale opponent tried to slide past during a Sunday, Sept. 19, tournament at the South Surrey Athletic Park. Langley won 7-4 It was part of the Blaze Fall Ball program for young players, an informal opportunity for them to get some playing time, while the team coaching staff looks them over. (Aaron Hinks/Black Press Media)
Vancouver Giants announced Wednesday Sept. 15 that 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek has been signed to a Standard WHL Player Agreement. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)

A training camp standout inks contract with Vancouver Giants

Kyle Bochek ‘forced our hand’ says GM Barclay Parneta

Vancouver Giants announced Wednesday Sept. 15 that 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek has been signed to a Standard WHL Player Agreement. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)