A snowman in McBurney Plaza was vandalized over the weekend. Several nearby businesses were also hit with graffiti.

Vandals strike in Langley City

Several downtown Langley businesses were the victims of graffiti and vandalism over the weekend

Several downtown Langley businesses were the victims of graffiti and vandalism over the weekend.

Words of profanity, names of illegal drugs, and even the name of a local gang — 856 — were painted in bright red on businesses that back onto Park Avenue near McBurney Lane.

In the McBurney Plaza itself, a snowman, which was sculpted for Saturday night’s Magic of Christmas Parade, is now covered in red, with the words “856” and “FTP” painted in black.

Just who did this, and why, police aren’t sure. Langley RCMP have received no reports on the graffiti, and said they could not comment on the words that were written, Cpl Holly Largy told the Times.

One wall in the alley says “glo gang,” “856 takin over” and “pook,” which, according to urban dictionary, is a word originating from Vancouver, meaning a “junkie or someone addicted to drugs.”

Another wall features a picture of a mushroom, the words “have a good day,” “stay trippy,” “fvded” and “856,” and a pile of what appears to be clothing and garbage dumped below.

Just Posted

Langley playing host to B.C.’s best high school wrestlers

A pair of champion women wrestlers share stories and experience with younger generation.

VIDEO: Winterhawks end Giants winning streak at seven

Playing on home ice in Langley, Vancouver’s G-Men fell 5-3 during a Family Day game against Portland.

Langley’s Tiffany Foster and Team Canada ride to fifth-place-finish in Palm Beach

Canadian show jumping team competes in $290,000 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup

VIDEO: Celebrating Family Day in the Langleys

Thousands attend child-friendly events

Residential fire reported in Aldergrove

Multiple units called to 2800 block area of 266A Street

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon to headline Gone Country concert in Cloverdale this summer

‘Early bird tickets on sale via Twins Cancer Fundraising website

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

UPDATE: Plane flips over at Pitt Meadows airport

The pilot and lone occupant exited the aircraft on his own and uninjured.

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read