About Monique Tamminga

Monique Tamminga is a crime and courts reporter with the Langley Times (a publication of Black Press). She also covers education and human interest stories. With more than 12 years in journalism, Monique is passionate about investigating injustices in the community and is willing to dig to get to the heart of the matter. Monique has received several awards for her investigative journalism, opinion pieces and hard news stories. She is the recipient of the The Canadian Community Newspapers Association's excellence award for outstanding reporter initiative in 2009 for her work on uncovering a pet store selling dying and sick puppies to customers. The articles forced the store to close down. She also received a CCNA award for best investigative journalism for uncovering a childhood cancer cluster that prompted a health investigation. She has also won awards for her writing on the tragic hit-and-run death of 13-year-old Langley girl Carley Regan and other awards.

Stories by Monique Tamminga

Former Oroville man linked to gun smuggling, selling to gangsters

An Osoyoos man is facing charges for allegedly smuggling guns into Canada from the U.S. that were being sold to various gang-related groups in the Okanagan and Lower Mainland.

Tyler Ryan Cuff, 30, was charged with two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and one count of careless use of a firearm contravening storage regulations and firearms trafficking.

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