Miranda Gathercole

People stand near flood waters from Hurricane Lane making the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Pauahi Street impassable Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Hilo, Hawaii. Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii’s Big Island on Thursday, dumping nearly 20 inches of rain in nearly 24 hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the state’s first hurricane since 1992. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP)

B.C. woman shares experience of riding out Hawaii hurricane

Flash flooding, landslides from Hurricane Lane have caused major damage near Jade Vaughan’s home

People stand near flood waters from Hurricane Lane making the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Pauahi Street impassable Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Hilo, Hawaii. Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii’s Big Island on Thursday, dumping nearly 20 inches of rain in nearly 24 hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the state’s first hurricane since 1992. (Hollyn Johnson/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP)
The Garlic Vanilla Milkshake Burger is one of two specialty ice cream burgers being offered by Langley’s Brian Jones at the Fair at the PNE this year. Submitted photo

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

The Garlic Vanilla Milkshake Burger is one of two specialty ice cream burgers being offered by Langley’s Brian Jones at the Fair at the PNE this year. Submitted photo
A panhandler has thrown a jacket on top of a sign that reads “panhandling is illegal and unsafe” on Fraser Highway at the Langley Bypass. According to the 2017 homeless count, 206 homeless people live in the Langleys. Langley Times file photo

B.C. program helps homeless become college grads

Once living on the streets themselves, students at Stenberg College give back through outreach work

A panhandler has thrown a jacket on top of a sign that reads “panhandling is illegal and unsafe” on Fraser Highway at the Langley Bypass. According to the 2017 homeless count, 206 homeless people live in the Langleys. Langley Times file photo
Allen Hoolaeff is the lead instructor of Stenberg College’s community mental health and addictions worker program. He says about 50 per cent of students who come through the program have experienced homelessness. Submitted photo

B.C. program helps homeless become college grads

Once living on the streets themselves, students at Stenberg College give back through outreach work

Allen Hoolaeff is the lead instructor of Stenberg College’s community mental health and addictions worker program. He says about 50 per cent of students who come through the program have experienced homelessness. Submitted photo
Aaliyah Rosa. Courtesy RCMP

Fundraiser started for dad of 7-year-old girl killed in B.C.

Aaliyah Rosa was found dead in a Langley rental suite on July 22

Aaliyah Rosa. Courtesy RCMP
Police officers were called to a Langley shopping centre parking lot where RCMP smashed in an SUV window to rescue a dog. The reported dog turned out to be a stuffed toy. Supplied

Window smashed to rescue dog from SUV a false alarm

For the second time in one week, a reported dog trapped in a vehicle turned out to be a stuffed toy

Police officers were called to a Langley shopping centre parking lot where RCMP smashed in an SUV window to rescue a dog. The reported dog turned out to be a stuffed toy. Supplied
Aaliyah Rosa. Courtesy RCMP

B.C. homicide cops probe death of 7-year-old girl

Aaliyah Rosa’s body was discovered inside a rental unit at 20053 68 Avenue in Willoughby

Aaliyah Rosa. Courtesy RCMP
Charlie Lock, 2, suffers from the rare disorder, EPP, which causes her to have severe reactions to sunlight. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

BC toddler with ‘allergy’ to sun waiting for bone marrow transplant

Charlie Lock, 2, needs treatment for damage caused by rare disorder EPP

Charlie Lock, 2, suffers from the rare disorder, EPP, which causes her to have severe reactions to sunlight. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Erik Brown is planning to return home to Langley to spend some quality time with his family. Photo courtesy Kirk Brown

Plenty of heroes in Thai cave rescue, says B.C. diver

Erik Brown reflects on team effort that brought 12 boys and their coach to safety

Erik Brown is planning to return home to Langley to spend some quality time with his family. Photo courtesy Kirk Brown
Mohd Shaikhsorab, 14, believes he has set the world record for youngest pilot to fly solo. He is now waiting on confirmation from Guinness World Records. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

UPDATE: 14-year-old pilot sets Guinness World Record at Langley airport

Mohd Shaikhsorab believes he is now the youngest pilot with the fewest hours logged to fly solo

Mohd Shaikhsorab, 14, believes he has set the world record for youngest pilot to fly solo. He is now waiting on confirmation from Guinness World Records. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Rob Erke was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease on July 7. Pictured here with his wife, Eilish, and son, Bronson, he hopes his story will help others become more aware of the fatal bacteria infection. Submitted photo

B.C. man battles mysterious flesh-eating disease

Rod Erke wants others to be aware of the early warning signs of the deadly disease

Rob Erke was diagnosed with flesh-eating disease on July 7. Pictured here with his wife, Eilish, and son, Bronson, he hopes his story will help others become more aware of the fatal bacteria infection. Submitted photo
Connery Naas, 4, takes a photo of his mom, Jennifer, with country musician Dallas Smith during an event at Sea to Sky Motorsports on Jan. 31. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

VIDEO: Dallas Smith receives four CCMA nominations

Langley country singer is up for Fans’ Choice award, Male Artist of the Year and more

Connery Naas, 4, takes a photo of his mom, Jennifer, with country musician Dallas Smith during an event at Sea to Sky Motorsports on Jan. 31. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
D.W. Poppy grad Erik Brown was part of a team of volunteer divers who rescued 13 people from a cave in Thailand. Photo courtesy Kirk Brown.

‘No surprise’ B.C. rescue diver stepped in to help, says brother

Erik Brown was part of a team of divers that rescued 12 boys and a coach from a cave in Thailand

D.W. Poppy grad Erik Brown was part of a team of volunteer divers who rescued 13 people from a cave in Thailand. Photo courtesy Kirk Brown.
Christine Jamieson of Mission was crowned Miss BC 2018. Miranda Gathercole Black Press

VIDEO: Miss BC 2018 crowned in Fort Langley

Nearly 50 people competed for the Miss BC, Mrs. BC and Miss Teen BC titles

Christine Jamieson of Mission was crowned Miss BC 2018. Miranda Gathercole Black Press
The 2018 Miss BC, Mrs BC and Miss Teen BC pageant winners will be crowned tonight (July 2) during a grand finale showcase in Fort Langley. Photo via @MissBCPageant Facebook page

Miss BC winners crowned tonight in grand finale showcase

Follow Black Press for live coverage of the Miss BC, Mrs. BC and Miss Teen BC finals in Fort Langley

The 2018 Miss BC, Mrs BC and Miss Teen BC pageant winners will be crowned tonight (July 2) during a grand finale showcase in Fort Langley. Photo via @MissBCPageant Facebook page
Jared Harman is one of four Canadians who have opened a regenerative therapy clinic in Bellingham, Wash. Dr. Amira Ahdut is the head physician at the clinic. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

B.C. businessmen open stem cell therapy clinic in Washington State

Langley group looks to Bellingham to offer ‘revolutionary’ therapy not approved in Canada

Jared Harman is one of four Canadians who have opened a regenerative therapy clinic in Bellingham, Wash. Dr. Amira Ahdut is the head physician at the clinic. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Harold Duncan-Williams suffered first, second and third degree burns when his shirt caught on fire at Alouette Lake over the May long weekend. Submitted photo

Family raises money for B.C. man burned in campfire mishap

Harold Duncan-Williams suffered first, second and third degree burns when his shirt caught on fire

Harold Duncan-Williams suffered first, second and third degree burns when his shirt caught on fire at Alouette Lake over the May long weekend. Submitted photo
Langley’s Natasha Chadney is competing for the Miss BC title. Submitted photo

Langley’s Natasha Chadney competes for Miss BC title

Langley Fundamental grad wants to help other girls build their self confidence

Langley’s Natasha Chadney is competing for the Miss BC title. Submitted photo
Leanne Cassap attempts to text and drive at the same time while using ICBC’s distracted driving simulator. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times

VIDEO: Reporter tries distracted driving simulator

Distracted driving is the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C., says ICBC

Leanne Cassap attempts to text and drive at the same time while using ICBC’s distracted driving simulator. Miranda Gathercole Langley Times
Shantee Anaquod pictured with her younger brother, Jonathan, before becoming sick. After two months of being bed ridden in a hospital, Anaquod gets to spend Christmas at home with her family. Submitted photo

VIDEO: AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Shantee Anaquod pictured with her younger brother, Jonathan, before becoming sick. After two months of being bed ridden in a hospital, Anaquod gets to spend Christmas at home with her family. Submitted photo