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Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal related how his father struggled with addiction during a discussion about a proposed overdose prevention site at the Monday, Feb. 22 council meeting (Langley City Council video image)
Langley City Coun. Nathan Pachal related how his father struggled with addiction during a discussion about a proposed overdose prevention site at the Monday, Feb. 22 council meeting (Langley City Council video image)
Cascades Casino in Langley City has taken steps to prepare for reopening, whenever it is allowed. (Tanya Gabara/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: While they wait to reopen, Cascades casino in Langley City is preparing

Safety precautions have been implemented to prepare for a return to business, whenever it happens

Cascades Casino in Langley City has taken steps to prepare for reopening, whenever it is allowed. (Tanya Gabara/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he took the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Christian Burton takes the plunge for Special Olympics

A freezing dip in a kiddie pool to raise money for athletes

Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he took the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Demolition of the West Country Hotel in Langley City on 56th Avenue near 202nd Street got underway on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The site will be redeveloped for a rental housing project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley City’s West Country Hotel is demolished

Redevelopment plans call for six-storey rental building with at least 20 per cent below-market rates

Demolition of the West Country Hotel in Langley City on 56th Avenue near 202nd Street got underway on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. The site will be redeveloped for a rental housing project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen spoke on Tuesday, Feb. 23, against proposed amendments to MAiD that would make more groups eligible, calling the Senate amendments a ‘Frankenstein bill’ (House of Commons video image)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen spoke on Tuesday, Feb. 23, against proposed amendments to MAiD that would make more groups eligible, calling the Senate amendments a ‘Frankenstein bill’ (House of Commons video image)
Langley City Council has approved a 4.68 per cent tax increase (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City council gives final approval to financial plan

Will mean an average 4.68 per cent property tax increase

Langley City Council has approved a 4.68 per cent tax increase (Langley Advance Times file)
Some examples of spray-painted graffiti found by Fort Langley resident Bryan Miller, who is scheduled to appear before Langley Township council on March 8 to argue for a bylaw that would restrict spray paint sales to minors (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Age limit for spraypaint sales would reduce graffiti, Fort Langley petition organizer says

Bryan Miller proposes bylaw similar to other cities in Canada and the U.S. to ban sales to minors

Some examples of spray-painted graffiti found by Fort Langley resident Bryan Miller, who is scheduled to appear before Langley Township council on March 8 to argue for a bylaw that would restrict spray paint sales to minors (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Drivers who ignored a speed reader board were pulled over by police in Langley on Feb. 18. (ICBC)

Ignore a speed reader board, get a ticket: some Langley drivers didn’t take the hint

One driver ticketed last week was doing close to double the posted limit

Drivers who ignored a speed reader board were pulled over by police in Langley on Feb. 18. (ICBC)
To prevent possible contamination of the Nicomekl River, Langley City crews lifted out this pedestrian bridge for sandblasting and refinishing (Photo by Steve Brown/Langley City)

Why a Langley City pedestrian bridge had to be removed altogether for repainting

Span located in an environmentally sensitive area will return

To prevent possible contamination of the Nicomekl River, Langley City crews lifted out this pedestrian bridge for sandblasting and refinishing (Photo by Steve Brown/Langley City)
Students at R.E. Mountain Secondary School created a Black History Month display that covered several walls (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Students at R.E. Mountain Secondary School created a Black History Month display that covered several walls (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A report presented to Langley City Council says the municipality needs to build more affordable housing to meet projected demand (Langley Advance Times file)

More townhouses, affordable housing needed in Langley City, report says

Langley City housing needs report projects increased demand

A report presented to Langley City Council says the municipality needs to build more affordable housing to meet projected demand (Langley Advance Times file)
Fort Langley businessman Eric Woodward said social media claims that his namesake charitable foundation isn’t following through with a promised $1.1 million for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation ER campaign are “obviously absurd (File)
Fort Langley businessman Eric Woodward said social media claims that his namesake charitable foundation isn’t following through with a promised $1.1 million for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation ER campaign are “obviously absurd (File)
Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman is looking for unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic (file)

Langley East MLA is searching for unsung COVID heroes

Megan Dykeman wants to recognize people who have gone ‘above and beyond” during the pandemic

Langley East MLA Megan Dykeman is looking for unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic (file)
Langley Mustangs athlete Jade Lenton got in an off season speed workout under the lights at McLeod Athletic Park this month. Thanks to some creative flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the club membership numbers are close to pre-virus levels (Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club video)
Langley Mustangs athlete Jade Lenton got in an off season speed workout under the lights at McLeod Athletic Park this month. Thanks to some creative flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the club membership numbers are close to pre-virus levels (Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club video)
Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he’s going to take the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Christian Burton is not a cold-weather kind of athlete, but he’s going to take the plunge anyway, getting dunked to help raise funds for Special Olympics (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Jadon Cohee played for Canada (Greg Mason/U Sports)

Team Canada clinches berth in the FIBA AmeriCup 2022

National basketball team racked up back-to-back wins

Langley’s Jadon Cohee played for Canada (Greg Mason/U Sports)
Doctors should not face “coercion and professional bullying” if they oppose medical assistance in dying (MAID), said Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen, speaking in support of a fellow Conservative MP’s proposal for a ‘physician conscience rights protection bill.’(file)

Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen backs bill to allow doctors to refuse MAID

Similar to 2016 proposal by late Langley MP Mark Warawa, Jansen said

Doctors should not face “coercion and professional bullying” if they oppose medical assistance in dying (MAID), said Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen, speaking in support of a fellow Conservative MP’s proposal for a ‘physician conscience rights protection bill.’(file)
Langley’s Mitchell Gibbs, who currently runs for the Vancouver Thunderbirds, will run for UBC (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Gibbs earns UBC scholarship

Track and field star described as impressive both on and off the field

Langley’s Mitchell Gibbs, who currently runs for the Vancouver Thunderbirds, will run for UBC (Special to Langley Advance Times)
After a series of construction setbacks, a move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises is finally about to happen, owner Demetre Exarhopoulus said. He was on the second-floor outdoor patio of the new restaurant, overlooking the old Adrian’s which was being demolished on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Adrian’s at the Airport owner says the new Langley premises are just a few weeks from opening

Demetre Exarhopoulos said only a few ‘small things’ need to be done, then inspectors have to approve

After a series of construction setbacks, a move by Adrian’s at the Airport restaurant into new premises is finally about to happen, owner Demetre Exarhopoulus said. He was on the second-floor outdoor patio of the new restaurant, overlooking the old Adrian’s which was being demolished on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Nicole Franks (left) and Shawn Murphy (right) of the Aldergrove-based Thunderbird Fast Draw Club (Langley Advance Times file)

New handgun ban law bad news for Langley fast draw club

‘The six-gun stuff that we do is not the kind that is used in crimes’

Nicole Franks (left) and Shawn Murphy (right) of the Aldergrove-based Thunderbird Fast Draw Club (Langley Advance Times file)