Monique Tamminga

Column: Saying goodbye so I can write my own story

Column: Saying goodbye so I can write my own story

Thank you for all the stories, Langley

Column: Saying goodbye so I can write my own story
Angie Quaale celebrates eating local in Random House book called Eating Local in the Fraser Valley: A Food Lover’s Guide, featuring over 70 recipes from farmers, producers and chefs.Submitted photo

Quaale pours her passion for eating local into pages of new book

Eating Local in the Fraser Valley is a culinary guide as well as celebration of food producers

Angie Quaale celebrates eating local in Random House book called Eating Local in the Fraser Valley: A Food Lover’s Guide, featuring over 70 recipes from farmers, producers and chefs.Submitted photo
A woman's leg was badly injured in a vicious dog attack in Aldergrove Wednesday night.

UPDATE: GoFundMe started for woman shaken ‘like a rag doll’ in Aldergrove dog attack

It took 85 staples to close the massive bite wounds on her leg

A woman's leg was badly injured in a vicious dog attack in Aldergrove Wednesday night.
Workshop will provide agri-food companies with concrete steps they can take to position their business for success once the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) comes into force.

Food producers forum this Thursday, May 10

The new CPTPP agreement will give farmers access to markets across world

Workshop will provide agri-food companies with concrete steps they can take to position their business for success once the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) comes into force.
Langley mom Kimberley Chalmers with her four-week-old daughter Kamaria who proudly wears the Langley Child Development designed bandana that says ‘talk to me, play with me, carry me’ to encourage parents to put the phone down and interact with their babies. Monique Tamminga Langley Times

Put down the phone, please, say children, experts

Langley-based Infant Mental Health team launch awareness campaign aimed at parents' phone addiction

Langley mom Kimberley Chalmers with her four-week-old daughter Kamaria who proudly wears the Langley Child Development designed bandana that says ‘talk to me, play with me, carry me’ to encourage parents to put the phone down and interact with their babies. Monique Tamminga Langley Times
Langley daycare says parents already saving $350 per month from fee reduction

Langley daycare says parents already saving $350 per month from fee reduction

Many daycare operators remain uncertain about opting in to provincial program

Langley daycare says parents already saving $350 per month from fee reduction
The Quality Inn at 200 Street sits empty after BC Housing purchased it last year. A second info session is planned sometime in late May or June about turning it into 49 units of supportive housing for the homeless. Langley Times file photo

BC Housing will hold second info session about Quality Inn

No firm date set but need to house Langley's homeless grows, says BC Housing

The Quality Inn at 200 Street sits empty after BC Housing purchased it last year. A second info session is planned sometime in late May or June about turning it into 49 units of supportive housing for the homeless. Langley Times file photo
Flames can be seen coming out of a house in Aldergrove around 4 p.m. Thursday.

House fire in Aldergrove

Flames shooting out what appears to be the chimney

Flames can be seen coming out of a house in Aldergrove around 4 p.m. Thursday.
With gas prices soaring past $1.55 per litre, one Langley man has seen first hand what can result. His truck's gas tank was drilled and the fuel stolen from it on Monday morning.

Gas tank of Langley man’s pickup drilled to steal fuel

Record-high gas prices may be to blame for the theft that has left him without a truck

With gas prices soaring past $1.55 per litre, one Langley man has seen first hand what can result. His truck's gas tank was drilled and the fuel stolen from it on Monday morning.
Barrie McQuarrie was sentenced to 14 years in jail on Friday in the 2014 murder of a Gregory Quesnelle.

‘Bad Ass’ Barry McQuarrie sentenced to 14 years

McQuarrie shot and killed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend

Barrie McQuarrie was sentenced to 14 years in jail on Friday in the 2014 murder of a Gregory Quesnelle.
On April 13, police allege a woman obtained $7,500 in loans using fraudulent ID from the Money Mart in Langley City. A surveillance photo of her has been released to the public.

Crime Briefs: Stolen church tent, loan fraud and missing chipper

Langley RCMP release photos of suspects and stolen goods

On April 13, police allege a woman obtained $7,500 in loans using fraudulent ID from the Money Mart in Langley City. A surveillance photo of her has been released to the public.
As her mom Alison and five-year-old sister Claire looked on, Lily Varin, eight, bowled at Willowbrook Lanes recently. The bowling alley, which opened Canada Day 1981, is closing April 30. The building will be used for a grocery store.

Willowbrook Lanes bowls its last strike April 30

The bowling alley will close to make way for Hannam Supermarket, a Korean grocery store

As her mom Alison and five-year-old sister Claire looked on, Lily Varin, eight, bowled at Willowbrook Lanes recently. The bowling alley, which opened Canada Day 1981, is closing April 30. The building will be used for a grocery store.
Karen McLaren jokes around with her six-year-old nephew. McLaren who has stage 4 breast cancer has been fighting to get a life-saving drug covered in B.C. Coverage is now available, but only to a select few, not including her. Submitted photo

No celebrating cancer drug coverage, says B.C. woman

BC Cancer Agency approves potentially life-saving drug Ibrance but severely restricts access

Karen McLaren jokes around with her six-year-old nephew. McLaren who has stage 4 breast cancer has been fighting to get a life-saving drug covered in B.C. Coverage is now available, but only to a select few, not including her. Submitted photo
This was the scene of the shooting and assault in an attempted grow rip of the legal marijuana operation on Telegraph Trail in 2014. Christopher Agin was found hiding nearby. He has failed in his bid to have his 11 year sentence reduced.

Eleven years in jail stands for shooting at Walnut Grove grow op

In 2014, Christopher Agin shot one worker and pistol-whipped and shot at the grow operator

This was the scene of the shooting and assault in an attempted grow rip of the legal marijuana operation on Telegraph Trail in 2014. Christopher Agin was found hiding nearby. He has failed in his bid to have his 11 year sentence reduced.
No leads in Aldergrove sex assault

No leads in Aldergrove sex assault

Police haven't recovered stolen bed sheets or purse

No leads in Aldergrove sex assault
On Feb. 24, a 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games torch similar to this one of medalist Lauren Barwick, was stolen from Aldergrove Secondary School. Barwick is an ACSS alumni. The school wants the torch back ‘no questions asked.’ Kurt Langmann photo

Principal asks for return of stolen Olympic torch

The torch from the 2010 Vancouver Games was stolen from the trophy case Feb. 24

On Feb. 24, a 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games torch similar to this one of medalist Lauren Barwick, was stolen from Aldergrove Secondary School. Barwick is an ACSS alumni. The school wants the torch back ‘no questions asked.’ Kurt Langmann photo
Exhibitors, rare finds, reno helpers and new gadgets on the list of must see at Langley Home Expo this weekend.

Langley Spring Home Expo goes this weekend at George Preston Rec Centre

Exhibitors, rare finds, reno helpers and new gadgets on the list of must see

Exhibitors, rare finds, reno helpers and new gadgets on the list of must see at Langley Home Expo this weekend.
Fear in the community

Fear in the community

There is little else more upsetting than finding out a sexual assault took place in your community and the violent perpetrator is still out there. As a community, we are collectively horrified that a woman was attacked while innocently putting out her garbage Tuesday evening.

Fear in the community
McGregor Says: Field of dreams in the backyard

McGregor Says: Field of dreams in the backyard

A few generations gathered for a brunch on the weekend and as the sun came out for a bit, the younger kids, full of sugar and chocolate, ventured out into the backyard.

McGregor Says: Field of dreams in the backyard
The Expo Line should continue down Fraser Highway ‘before it’s too late,’ writes Lynn Downie.

SkyTrain good enough for every other city, but not Surrey and Langley

Editor: A few individuals have made a decision on what is best for over 300,000 people. SkyTrain is the best solution for Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver, and Coquitlam but not for Surrey and Langley.

The Expo Line should continue down Fraser Highway ‘before it’s too late,’ writes Lynn Downie.