Bear banger possible cause of Aldergrove blast

A loud noise may have been caused by burglars.

A loud bang heard in parts of Aldergrove Saturday evening may have been linked to a burglary at a school.

On the evening of Sept. 10, a loud bang was reported by a number of people in Aldergrove. Several called 9-1-1, but no source of the bang was found.

Now Langley RCMP are investigating a break in and small blast at Aldergrove Secondary, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the local detachment.

At about 6:55 p.m., there was a break in at the school, said Largy.

The bang was heard around 7:50 p.m.

Investigators looking into the burglary found a ceiling-mounted projector had been ripped down and stolen, causing significant damage.

They also found a burn pattern and the remnants of a bear banger. A bear banger is a small explosive device used to scare off bears in a rural area.

Police aren’t sure if the contained blast inside the classroom was what people heard, or if the thieves set off another device somewhere outside.

Police are still looking into the theft.


Just Posted

Langley Thunder stop Shamrocks

The local lacrosse season is close to wrapping up.

Throwback Thursday: July 19, 2018

Can you help us caption a photo from Langley’s past?

Our View: Location matters when it comes to candidates

Those running for civic office should live in the community they want to represent.

Looking Back: July 19, 2018

The community’s history, as seen through the files of the Langley Advance.

VIDEO: New doctors, but fewer spaces for patients in Langley

Retirements have left some Langley residents without a family physician.

BC Games: Dance, spoken-word highlights at Opening Ceremony in Cowichan

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

Trump slams Federal Reserve rate hikes

Fed raised benchmark rate for a second time this year in June, and projects two more hikes to come

5 to start your day

Plea for help to find hockey dad’s killer, Langley diver shares story of Thai cave rescue, and more

Okanagan Wildfires: The latest on wildfires and evacuations

A Friday morning look at the major wildfires impact the Okanagan and Similkameen.

UPDATED: 1,500 residents on evacuation alert as Peachland under state of emergency

The Mount Eneas wildfire has forced an evacuation alert of 596 properties

Police to provide update on case against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

McArthur worked as a landscaper, allegedly concealed the remains of seven men in planters

Premiers to wrap up 2 days of meetings at New Brunswick seaside resort

Meetings held in the scenic seaside town of St. Andrews on Thursday focused on trade

B.C. city wants pot banned from ALR

Mayor and council are concerned about conversion from growing food to making marijuana

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

Most Read