Heather Colpitts

Rich Coleman is running for Langley Township mayor in the Oct. 15, 2022 election, heading the Elevate Langley slate. (Elevate Langley)

Former B.C. solicitor general running for Langley Township mayor’s chair

Rich Coleman is leading a slate of eight candidates running for council

Rich Coleman is running for Langley Township mayor in the Oct. 15, 2022 election, heading the Elevate Langley slate. (Elevate Langley)
The public is invited to an International Overdose Awareness Day event in Douglas Park on Aug. 31, 2022. (Langley Community Action Team graphic)

Array of Langley groups take part in Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31

Event includes information booths, naloxone training, a candlelight vigil and barbecue

The public is invited to an International Overdose Awareness Day event in Douglas Park on Aug. 31, 2022. (Langley Community Action Team graphic)
Langley Field Naturalists installed a plaque on the Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area recently to honour donor Albert Forslund and other family members. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley nature group honours donor of protected lands

Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area is maintained by the Langley Field Naturalists

Langley Field Naturalists installed a plaque on the Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area recently to honour donor Albert Forslund and other family members. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)

IHIT charges Langley man for March murder of 29-year-old

Crown lays second-degree murder charges against a 40-year-old in the Nicholas Ball murder

Police are at a vacant lot in the area of 208th Street and 74B Avenue. (Langley Advance Times files)
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Langley teacher finalist in provincial awards

Top B.C. teachers announced at October ceremony

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A 40-year-old driver died at the scene of a crash at 192nd Street and the Langley Bypass just before midnight Friday, Aug. 19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fatal two-car crash closes Langley Bypass in east Surrey overnight

Surrey RCMP would like to hear from anyone in the area of 192nd Street and the bypass late Friday

A 40-year-old driver died at the scene of a crash at 192nd Street and the Langley Bypass just before midnight Friday, Aug. 19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An awareness raising and fundraising motorcycle ride Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, will take participants through various Langley neighbourhoods. The group members work with victims of bullying and those who have bullied to break the cycle of harm. (Bikers Against Bullying/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Anti-bullying motorcycle ride tours Langley Saturday

Aug. 20 ride is by regional chapter of an international group

An awareness raising and fundraising motorcycle ride Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, will take participants through various Langley neighbourhoods. The group members work with victims of bullying and those who have bullied to break the cycle of harm. (Bikers Against Bullying/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: August events around Langley?

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Langleys, including community- and support-group meetings

Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)
Yvonne Patrick from Chilliwack judges an entry in the “long-haired kitten” category at the Cat Fanciers of B.C.’s Lucky Cat Affair show at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in 2018. (Black Press Media files)

Say ‘hello, kitties’ at weekend show in Langley

In-person cat show is on at the George Preston Recreation Centre

Yvonne Patrick from Chilliwack judges an entry in the “long-haired kitten” category at the Cat Fanciers of B.C.’s Lucky Cat Affair show at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in 2018. (Black Press Media files)
A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Cloverdale senior hit by tag-teaming scammers, defrauding her of $15,000

93-year-old grandmother doesn’t want to see this happen to other seniors

A 93-year-old senior is left with nothing but bitcoin receipts after being scammed out of $15,000 in July. She’s hoping that sharing her experience will prevent others from being hurt. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Aman Johal, a Fort Langley National Historic Site interpreter, took guests around the village telling ghost stories during a Grave Tales tour a few years ago. (Langley Advance Times files)
Aman Johal, a Fort Langley National Historic Site interpreter, took guests around the village telling ghost stories during a Grave Tales tour a few years ago. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, second from left, was one of the recipients of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee award in July 2022. The ceremony in Fort Langley included community members offering Indigenous songs/prayers. (MP Tako van Popta/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Medals for Langley recipients part of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Local people who have contributed to the community were recently honoured

Kwantlen First Nation chief Marilyn Gabriel, second from left, was one of the recipients of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee award in July 2022. The ceremony in Fort Langley included community members offering Indigenous songs/prayers. (MP Tako van Popta/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: August is here and there’s lots to do around Langley?

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Langleys, including community- and support-group meetings

Send details about Langley community events and groups to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Black Press Media files)
Emmett Fisher, eight, tried out a 120-year-old rope-making machine with the aid of B.C. Farm Museum volunteers Syd Pickerell (left) and Harry Van Genderen (right) at the Langley City Timms Community Centre in 2019. Hands-on activities such as this are back on at the museum for B.C. Day 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Hands-on heritage activities a way to celebrate B.C. Day

BC Farm Museum open for provincial holiday Monday, Aug. 1

Emmett Fisher, eight, tried out a 120-year-old rope-making machine with the aid of B.C. Farm Museum volunteers Syd Pickerell (left) and Harry Van Genderen (right) at the Langley City Timms Community Centre in 2019. Hands-on activities such as this are back on at the museum for B.C. Day 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
A re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades during a previous Brigade Days in Fort Langley. The event was postponed due to COVID but has resumed for 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Canoe arrival re-enacted in Fort Langley on holiday Monday

Brigade Days are back on this year at the Fort Langley National Historic Site

A re-enactment of the arrival of the fur brigades during a previous Brigade Days in Fort Langley. The event was postponed due to COVID but has resumed for 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
Joanne Estelle Plourde (centre) sang a traditional song at a previous local history event. (Langley Advance Times files)

Area’s French heritage in spotlight at Langley picnic

Gardens of Michaud House and nearby Portage Park sites for event

Joanne Estelle Plourde (centre) sang a traditional song at a previous local history event. (Langley Advance Times files)
Police were investigating multiple Langley shootings early Monday, July 25, 2022. One of the locations was beside the Missions Thrift Store on Logan Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley RCMP announces victim services gathering set for Tuesday evening

In the aftermath of the mass shooting Monday, community members can meet with counsellors

Police were investigating multiple Langley shootings early Monday, July 25, 2022. One of the locations was beside the Missions Thrift Store on Logan Avenue. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Pauline Buck (centre) stopped by to present $300 to the Alzheimer Society of BC, represented by Felipe Lisboa, development coordinator, events; and Sara Wagner, manager, regional services. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman’s book on chickens raises a lot of scratch for charity

Pauline Buck donated royalties from her memoir to the Alzheimer Society of BC

Pauline Buck (centre) stopped by to present $300 to the Alzheimer Society of BC, represented by Felipe Lisboa, development coordinator, events; and Sara Wagner, manager, regional services. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Arts Umbrella Association is one of the groups to receive funds. (First West Foundation)

Several local groups helped by First West Foundation endowment funds

Credit union’s charitable foundation announces grants to groups in communities around B.C.

The Arts Umbrella Association is one of the groups to receive funds. (First West Foundation)
The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope partners with various churches and others during the annual school supply drive. In 2020 and 2021, they delivered the school supplies to families for safety reasons and will do so again in 2022. (Gateway/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley’s annual school supply drive is underway

People able to donate supplies or money and families in need of help can contact the Gateway of Hope

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope partners with various churches and others during the annual school supply drive. In 2020 and 2021, they delivered the school supplies to families for safety reasons and will do so again in 2022. (Gateway/Special to the Langley Advance)