Roxanne Hooper

VIDEO: Langley’s Dallas Smith earns chart topping status

VIDEO: Langley’s Dallas Smith earns chart topping status

The country singer is feeling the love after breaking another record in the Canadian music industry.

VIDEO: Langley’s Dallas Smith earns chart topping status
UPDATE WITH VIDEO/PHOTOS: Torched Langley body confirmed to be that of a woman

UPDATE WITH VIDEO/PHOTOS: Torched Langley body confirmed to be that of a woman

It was a female found dead when firefighters attended a grass fire next to the university Saturday.

UPDATE WITH VIDEO/PHOTOS: Torched Langley body confirmed to be that of a woman
Pilot Al French did a pre-flight check Saturday on one of the Sopwith Pup replica planes “Betty/Phyllis” that was taken to France for the Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary earlier this year. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

New digs in the offing for Langley’s flight museum

A plan is in the works for a new, much larger facility to accommodate old planes and paraphernalia.

Pilot Al French did a pre-flight check Saturday on one of the Sopwith Pup replica planes “Betty/Phyllis” that was taken to France for the Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary earlier this year. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
A small delegation of animal lovers from Langley made their way up to Kamloops late last week with loads of local donations. They also donated time to help out some of displaced animals in care. (Special to the Langley Advance)

Wildfires alert locals to need for an disaster plan for Langley animals

Shelter staff were moved by the kindness of wildfire relief donors and volunteers in Kamloops.

A small delegation of animal lovers from Langley made their way up to Kamloops late last week with loads of local donations. They also donated time to help out some of displaced animals in care. (Special to the Langley Advance)
One discarded cigarette can change a person’s life forever. Actually, not just one person’s life, but hundreds. The 2003 wildfires spoke to that. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)

Wildfire reflections: A time for no ifs, and or butts

How do people not understand the dangers they pose to themselves and others?

One discarded cigarette can change a person’s life forever. Actually, not just one person’s life, but hundreds. The 2003 wildfires spoke to that. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance)
Fees go up to cross the Golden Ears Bridge

Fees go up to cross the Golden Ears Bridge

Langley residents crossing the Fraser River into Maple Ridge will pay more starting Saturday.

Fees go up to cross the Golden Ears Bridge
The night of Aug. 1, 2003, as we drove around from Barriere to Kamloops along the Trans-Canada Highway, we were stopped in Cache Creek for gas when we heard on the radio of reports that Barriere was “gone.” It ended up not being accurate, and thankfully much better lines of communication with media and ultimately the public followed that horrifying broadcast. But it showed just how dangerous inaccurate information can be. Much of the downtown area of Barriere remained unscathed, in large part thanks to the firefighters and volunteers who stayed back and keep the hoses going round-the-clock in an effort to save the community.

OPINION: Recent wildfires rekindle memories of past fires

Advance editor Roxanne Hooper was living in the Interior in 2003, when wildfires ravaged Barriere.

The night of Aug. 1, 2003, as we drove around from Barriere to Kamloops along the Trans-Canada Highway, we were stopped in Cache Creek for gas when we heard on the radio of reports that Barriere was “gone.” It ended up not being accurate, and thankfully much better lines of communication with media and ultimately the public followed that horrifying broadcast. But it showed just how dangerous inaccurate information can be. Much of the downtown area of Barriere remained unscathed, in large part thanks to the firefighters and volunteers who stayed back and keep the hoses going round-the-clock in an effort to save the community.
VIDEO - Strawberries ripening ‘on time’: Langley grower

VIDEO – Strawberries ripening ‘on time’: Langley grower

Thousands are flocking to the local strawberry fields this week, to get a taste of summer.

VIDEO - Strawberries ripening ‘on time’: Langley grower
The swift-water rescue members from Langley City fire department pulled a little girl from the Nicomekl River Dec. 13.

UPDATED: Langley City school girl plucked from cold river

Mom expresses thanks to emergency crews and bystanders who helped pull her little girl out of the Nicomekl River.

The swift-water rescue members from Langley City fire department pulled a little girl from the Nicomekl River Dec. 13.