Heather Colpitts

Andrew Mercier, with daughter Charlotte and wife Kate, has announced a run in the upcoming provincial election for the NDP. (NDP)

ELECTION: Langley City lawyer announced run for MLA seat

Andrew Mercier is running for the NDP party in the Langley riding

Andrew Mercier, with daughter Charlotte and wife Kate, has announced a run in the upcoming provincial election for the NDP. (NDP)
B.C. Liberal house leader Mary Polak and leader Andrew Wilkinson describe meeting with Speaker Darryl Plecas at B.C. legislature, May 30, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

Langley MLA disappointed election call came during pandemic

Mary Polak said she still wants to help constituents when asked why she’s running again

B.C. Liberal house leader Mary Polak and leader Andrew Wilkinson describe meeting with Speaker Darryl Plecas at B.C. legislature, May 30, 2019. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
Chefs at Bria Communities facilities competed to make pumpkin pies. One hundred of the winning pies will be distributed to seniors on Oct. 1. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Leave room for pie – Langley facility offers drive-thru pies for seniors

Local Bria seniors complexes team up to give out free pies at Sunridge Gardens Oct. 1

Chefs at Bria Communities facilities competed to make pumpkin pies. One hundred of the winning pies will be distributed to seniors on Oct. 1. (Bria Communities/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Police investigated a June 9, 2017, shooting in Willowbrook and now one of the men charged has pleaded guilty. (Langley Advance Times file)

Plea deal results in guilty plea in fatal Langley shooting in 2017

First degree murder charge amended to conspiracy to commit murder

Police investigated a June 9, 2017, shooting in Willowbrook and now one of the men charged has pleaded guilty. (Langley Advance Times file)
Zoom and other pieces of technology are allowing Langley Camera Club members to stay connected and share their passion for photography. (Langley Camera Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Virus prompts Langley Camera Club members to refocus

Technology has kept local shutterbugs connected and broadened their horizons

Zoom and other pieces of technology are allowing Langley Camera Club members to stay connected and share their passion for photography. (Langley Camera Club/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
New Langley highway interchange site of morning crash

New Langley highway interchange site of morning crash

Motorists are encouraged to find another route for the rushhour

New Langley highway interchange site of morning crash
Army & Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. The space at Langley Mall has been taken over by McFrugal’s Discount Outlet. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)

Discounter plans soft opening for Langley outlet

McFrugal’s Outlet had hoped for an Aug. 31 opening but it it now expected to be mid to late September

Army & Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. The space at Langley Mall has been taken over by McFrugal’s Discount Outlet. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)
Chartwell Langley Gardens typically does a butterfly release annuall to raise money for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. That is not possible this year so residents have been making paper butterflies and people can donate Tuesday, Sept. 15 between 1 and 4 p.m. (Chartwell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley seniors home creates colourful butterflies for fundraiser public can support

COVID prevents annual butterfly release so seniors create butterfly art

Chartwell Langley Gardens typically does a butterfly release annuall to raise money for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. That is not possible this year so residents have been making paper butterflies and people can donate Tuesday, Sept. 15 between 1 and 4 p.m. (Chartwell/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Mischief is one of the equine mascots for the Voice For The Horse Canada Foundation, founded by Yvonne Allen. (VFTH photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Horse lover plans fundraising run to benefit Langley equine therapy program

Founder of the Voice For the Horse Canada Foundation is looking for donations

Mischief is one of the equine mascots for the Voice For The Horse Canada Foundation, founded by Yvonne Allen. (VFTH photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Army and Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)

Sign of the times for closed Langley outlet

One of the first retailers to say coronavirus forced it to close removes Langley presence

Army and Navy was in business for more than a century but closed earlier this year, citing COVID-19 as the cause. (Lisa Farquharson/Black Press Media)
In the past, the residents were able to welcome in family, friends, and the public for evnets such as when Langley Gardens hosted local school children for a Halloween party in 2019. With COVID-19 restrictions, events have to be planned differently so Grandparents Day will feature a decorated vehicle parade. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley seniors complex invites public to decorated vehicle parade for Grandparents Day

A Saturday afternoon vehicle parade is for the seniors who live at Chartwell Langley Gardens

In the past, the residents were able to welcome in family, friends, and the public for evnets such as when Langley Gardens hosted local school children for a Halloween party in 2019. With COVID-19 restrictions, events have to be planned differently so Grandparents Day will feature a decorated vehicle parade. (Langley Advance Times files)
A Sept. 8 satellite image shows haze over much of southern B.C. A special weather statement about wildfire haze remains in place as of Friday, Sept. 11. (Environment Canada)

Yup, Langley was hot Thursday

The thermometer hit 32.4 degrees Celsius but the forecast is for milder temperatures for a few days

A Sept. 8 satellite image shows haze over much of southern B.C. A special weather statement about wildfire haze remains in place as of Friday, Sept. 11. (Environment Canada)
Jack the Giant will be taking part in a food drive to help out the Langley Food Bank on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Langley Advance Times files)

Jack hopes for Giant donations for Langley Food Bank

Inspire Dental Group welcomes Vancouver Giants mascot for Friday, Sept. 18 food drive

Jack the Giant will be taking part in a food drive to help out the Langley Food Bank on Saturday, Sept. 18. (Langley Advance Times files)
Karen is a past participant in the Library Champions program at Muriel Arnason Library. (FVRL)

Champions needed at Langleys libraries

Library Champion project volunteer information session planned for Wednesday, Sept. 16

Karen is a past participant in the Library Champions program at Muriel Arnason Library. (FVRL)
Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)

LANGLEY LABOUR DAY: Labour council says COVID-19 forever changed the workplace

Economic recovery a chance to make workplaces safer and more just, council says

Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)
Principal Kim Anderson said staff are ready to welcome students back to Lynn Fripps Elementary starting Sept. 10. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: What a Langley school looks like when kids return Sept. 10

Principal of a Willoughby elementary offered a tour to show some of the changes made

Principal Kim Anderson said staff are ready to welcome students back to Lynn Fripps Elementary starting Sept. 10. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Township and City recently received federal gas tax revenue which they have earmarked for capital projects, including roadwork. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Gas tax revenues help fund roadwork around the Langleys

The Township and City received a total of $681,083 in federal funds from gas taxes

Langley Township and City recently received federal gas tax revenue which they have earmarked for capital projects, including roadwork. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power and Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley’s top cop reassigned amid charity gala questions

Overtime concerns raised in connection to RCMP attendance at Langely City mayor’s gala

Langley RCMP Supt. Murray Power and Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley campaign posting purple flags for overdose awareness

Langley campaign posting purple flags for overdose awareness

Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and kick off Friday evening

Langley campaign posting purple flags for overdose awareness
Langley sandwiched between cities with higher COVID-19 numbers

Langley sandwiched between cities with higher COVID-19 numbers

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released a map that shows numbers of cases per community

Langley sandwiched between cities with higher COVID-19 numbers