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Donalda Whaites and Velma MacAllister were co-ordinating the Langley Christmas Bureau in recent years. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley mourns death of long-time ‘toy lady’ Donalda Whaites

A parent, life-long educator, and well-known community volunteer died Tuesday from cancer

Donalda Whaites and Velma MacAllister were co-ordinating the Langley Christmas Bureau in recent years. (Langley Advance Times files)
Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen and all other Canadian MPs receive a 2.1 per cent pay increase starting April 1, 2021. She announced she will donate the $3,200 raise to Kimz Angels, a local organization that helps many in the community. (File)

Langley group gets $3,200 surprise donation – local MP’s automatic pay raise

MPs automatically get an increase in pay each April 1

Cloverdale-Langley City MP Tamara Jansen and all other Canadian MPs receive a 2.1 per cent pay increase starting April 1, 2021. She announced she will donate the $3,200 raise to Kimz Angels, a local organization that helps many in the community. (File)
Karlisa Kirkpatrick asked if she could have the vintage doors of Gabby’s Country Cabaret and was allowed to take them home to refurbish them. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

TIMELAPSE VIDEO: Langley landmark for country music fans razed

Gabby’s Country Cabaret building demolished Tuesday morning

Karlisa Kirkpatrick asked if she could have the vintage doors of Gabby’s Country Cabaret and was allowed to take them home to refurbish them. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
A volunteer gives an exhibit a good dusting at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley on Saturday, March 28, in preparation for its planned reopening on April 1 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley museum devoted to farming history ready to open for season April 1

COVID safety protocols are in place at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley

A volunteer gives an exhibit a good dusting at the B.C. Farm Museum in Fort Langley on Saturday, March 28, in preparation for its planned reopening on April 1 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Chartwell Langley Gardens residents and staff held a walkathon to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times.

Langley seniors residence walkathon does a heart good

A COVID-safe fundraiser at Chartwell Langley Gardens will help the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Chartwell Langley Gardens residents and staff held a walkathon to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times.
Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley group has been the voice of business for 90 years

The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce anniversary celebration will be done via Zoom

Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Vancouver Giants take on the number 1 team in the league when they play the Kamloops Blazers Friday, March 26, 2021. The public can watch online. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Langley-based Vancouver Giants have first game Friday in Kamloops hockey bubble

Fraser Health is still deciding how soon it can get a vaccination…

The Vancouver Giants take on the number 1 team in the league when they play the Kamloops Blazers Friday, March 26, 2021. The public can watch online. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Maple Ridge Fire Department along with BC Ambulance and police responded to a call of a canoeist in the Fraser River midday Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)

Maple Ridge and Langley emergency crews called for canoeist in Fraser River

Person in frigid river helped to shore by jet boat

Maple Ridge Fire Department along with BC Ambulance and police responded to a call of a canoeist in the Fraser River midday Thursday, March 25, 2021. (Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media)
Lilianne Fuller, publicity chair of the Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise, was among those who took part in the club’s flag program in 2020. It will again be held this summer. (Rotary/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Rotary Club ready to cover Langley in Canada flags

Unique program allows people to have flags put up and taken down for three summer long weekends

Lilianne Fuller, publicity chair of the Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise, was among those who took part in the club’s flag program in 2020. It will again be held this summer. (Rotary/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Seveya Jepsen is inviting people to stop by her Pet Food Drive on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Jepsen family/Special to the Langley Advance Time)

Langley girl’s 10th birthday goes to the dogs, and cats, and rabbits

Seveya Jepsen is concerned that animals have enough food so she’s hosting a pet food drive.

Seveya Jepsen is inviting people to stop by her Pet Food Drive on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Jepsen family/Special to the Langley Advance Time)
Teacher Tracy Dionne’s Grade 2 students at Willoughby Elementary wrote letters to adults about COVID-19. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley students offer adults COVID advice and encouragement

Willoughby Elementary Grade 2 students wrote letters to adults at the one-year mark of the pandemic

Teacher Tracy Dionne’s Grade 2 students at Willoughby Elementary wrote letters to adults about COVID-19. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Cheryl Roberts said she's having to consider putting down her cat, Burley, because she can't afford his dental surgery. (Cheryl Roberts photo)

UPDATE: COVID impact on Langley woman’s finances puts her kitty’s future in jeopardy

Public comes through with enough donations to fund cat’s dental surgery

Cheryl Roberts said she's having to consider putting down her cat, Burley, because she can't afford his dental surgery. (Cheryl Roberts photo)
The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)

Organization always part of community

90th anniversary: History of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce traces back to 1931

The Langley chamber of commerce took part in a 1961 community parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala will be a virtual fundraiser on Sept. 25. (Andy Scheffler graphic)

Langley Township firefighters and mayor go virtual for gala

Tickets are now on sale for the Taste of Cabaret gala on Sept. 25.

The third annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala will be a virtual fundraiser on Sept. 25. (Andy Scheffler graphic)
We asked readers how they plan to mark Valentine’s Day in the age of COVID. (Black Press Media files)

COVID crimps but does not cancel Valentine’s Day opportunities

Instead of a dozen roses, a local reader suggests giving a face mask made of fabric with roses on it

We asked readers how they plan to mark Valentine’s Day in the age of COVID. (Black Press Media files)
Early February of 2017 was a chance for local kids to bust out the snow toys. (Langley Advance Times files)

ON THIS DAY: Langley digs out from 2017 snowstorms

School was cancelled in anticipation of heavy snowfall and the community was blanketed

Early February of 2017 was a chance for local kids to bust out the snow toys. (Langley Advance Times files)
A photo of a police incident was posted with an online petition asking the provincial government and Township to do something about the criminal activity in Murrayville. (change.org)

Petition urges government help for Langley neighbourhood harmed by addicts and criminals

Several people have signed, saying Murrayville no longer feels safe due to some motel residents

A photo of a police incident was posted with an online petition asking the provincial government and Township to do something about the criminal activity in Murrayville. (change.org)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley will hold its second annual virtual fundraiser called Sip, Support, Survive in early March. (BBBS Langley)

Virtual Survivor-style game helps Langley children’s group weather pandemic

COVID-19 forced cancellation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley traditional fundraisers

Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley will hold its second annual virtual fundraiser called Sip, Support, Survive in early March. (BBBS Langley)
Angie Quaale owns Well Seasoned, a gourmet food store and catering business. She’s has three requests in recent days to cater gatherings of at least 18 people. Gatherings violate Public Health Orders. (Jeff Vinnick Images}

Langley caterer sounds alarm after rejecting 3 requests for large events

Local business asked to provide price quote for baptism, Super Bowl party and third gathering

Angie Quaale owns Well Seasoned, a gourmet food store and catering business. She’s has three requests in recent days to cater gatherings of at least 18 people. Gatherings violate Public Health Orders. (Jeff Vinnick Images}
Nancy More has been a brewmaster for more than 30 years and has a scholarship award named after her. (Joshua Peter Grafstein/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

New award to help post-secondary students named for Langley brewmaster

Kwantlen Polytechnic University brewing student first recipient of Nancy More Award

Nancy More has been a brewmaster for more than 30 years and has a scholarship award named after her. (Joshua Peter Grafstein/Special to the Langley Advance Times)