Langley is home to the next up-and-coming criminal gang in the Lower Mainland.
Supt. Dan Malo, head of B.C.'s Integrated Gang Task Force, shared the startling piece of information with the local business community on Tuesday night, when he addressed the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce at its monthly dinner meeting.
The Empire Gang formed in Langley and spread to Surrey, Abbotsford, Vancouver, White Rock and Delta.
By. CBC News
Prime Minister Stephen Harper collected on his sudsy Olympic hockey bet with President Barack Obama on Friday.
U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson delivered two cases of beer to the prime minister's residence at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.
Owing to Canada's 3-2 overtime victory over the United States in the gold-medal match in men's hockey, the U.S. ambassador brought Harper 24 bottles of Molson Canadian.
"To show there's no hard feelings, the president also threw in a case of Yuengling on top of the Molsons," Jacobson said.
By: Bethany Lindsay, CTV News
After two suspected overdose deaths in as many days, police in Kamloops are warning drug users that a tainted batch of crack cocaine may be circulating in the Interior B.C. city.
The apparent overdose death on March 14 of a 24-year-old woman in a stairwell in the city's North Shore area was followed two days later by the death of a 33-year-old man in a nearby hotel. Police are not releasing the names of either victim.
"We can't confirm that the two are related, but we put out a warning about because these two deaths were within two blocks of each other," RCMP spokeswoman Const. Pat Nagy told ctvbc.ca. Read more »
By Jamie Komarnicki, Published Vancouver Sun
University of Calgary researchers say they've pinpointed the elusive genes of the opium poppy, a discovery that could lead to cheaper and more widespread painkillers.
The genes allow the poppy to produce some of the world's most widely used pain relievers: codeine and morphine, said University of Calgary biological sciences professor Peter Facchini.
Enzymes encoded by the two genes have eluded scientists for at least 50 years, he said.
"These are the two that are unique in opium poppy that allow it uniquely among plants to make codeine and morphine," said Facchini.