Heather Colpitts

Para Space Landscaping spent a day fixing up the yard of nurse Nizbeth Ali as part of its contest to honour frontline workers. (Para Space Landscaping/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley nurse wins yard makeover in contest for frontline workers

The free yardwork helped relieve some of the stress for a Willoughby nurse and mom

Para Space Landscaping spent a day fixing up the yard of nurse Nizbeth Ali as part of its contest to honour frontline workers. (Para Space Landscaping/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser River is running high this time of year. A local resident took this photo of the Bedford Channel in Fort Langley on July 7, 2020. (Walt Brouwer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township lifts evacuation alert as flooding threat drops

People are still advised to avoid the Fraser River due to fast running water

The Fraser River is running high this time of year. A local resident took this photo of the Bedford Channel in Fort Langley on July 7, 2020. (Walt Brouwer/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Elite runners Canada Day 10K takes them along Fraser River in North Langley

Elite runners Canada Day 10K takes them along Fraser River in North Langley

Long distance runners often come to Langley to use the flat, uncongested rural roads for training.

Elite runners Canada Day 10K takes them along Fraser River in North Langley
Construction is beginning on a new school on 78th Avenue in Willoughby. It is expected to be ready for students for the 2021/22 school year. (Google Maps)

Construction begins on new Langley school for 555 students

The school is in the fast-growing Willoughby neighbourhood

Construction is beginning on a new school on 78th Avenue in Willoughby. It is expected to be ready for students for the 2021/22 school year. (Google Maps)
A Langley girl is one of the national Name the Foal Contest winners for a new group of nine RCMP foals. (RCMP photo)

Langley girl’s S-themed suggestion picked for RCMP foal naming contest

The local winner will receive a photo of the foal that will be named Scarlet

A Langley girl is one of the national Name the Foal Contest winners for a new group of nine RCMP foals. (RCMP photo)
The board of the Langley Seniors Resource Centre has announced a partial reopening of the centre but there’s no recreational programs being offered for the time being due to the coronavirus. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley seniors centre offers food care and tax help but no recreation

The seniors facility has announced a partial reopening with limited services

The board of the Langley Seniors Resource Centre has announced a partial reopening of the centre but there’s no recreational programs being offered for the time being due to the coronavirus. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dyako Ebrahimian has announced a memorial service for his daughter, Medea, on Saturday. (Ebrahimian Facebook photo)

Memorial set for one of three found dead at Langley house fire

Father wants the community to know the “amazing” person who’s been lost

Dyako Ebrahimian has announced a memorial service for his daughter, Medea, on Saturday. (Ebrahimian Facebook photo)
Flooding in 2018 impacted communities along the Lower Fraser River. (Black Press Media file)

Langley residents along the Fraser River asked to be on alert

Flooding along Lower Fraser River is possible as the water levels rise in the next week

Flooding in 2018 impacted communities along the Lower Fraser River. (Black Press Media file)
Langley Blaze head coach Jamie Bodaly posted a video of a recent practice. The organization is using social distancing and sanitization protocols as practices.

Langley Blaze back on the field but only for practices

New camera system allows families and colleges to watch ball players

Langley Blaze head coach Jamie Bodaly posted a video of a recent practice. The organization is using social distancing and sanitization protocols as practices.
Nurses make house calls in Langley pilot program

Nurses make house calls in Langley pilot program

United Way Lower Mainland is providing extended nurse visits on porches or curbside

Nurses make house calls in Langley pilot program
Controversial topics have resulted in the Fraser River Presentation Theatre being packed during Township council meetings, such as in 2018 when council dealt with a supportive housing project. (Langley Advance Times files)

Public can attend Langley Township council meetings in person but councillors still virtual

Up to 20 people can be in the Fraser River Presentation Theatre, site of council meetings

Controversial topics have resulted in the Fraser River Presentation Theatre being packed during Township council meetings, such as in 2018 when council dealt with a supportive housing project. (Langley Advance Times files)
Rachel Cliff is a champion runner who is taking part in the Virtual 10K Championships on Canada Day. (Photo from wikimedia.commons)

Elite athletes do virtual 10K runs across Canada on July 1

A B.C. champion runner will be doing her race in Langley

Rachel Cliff is a champion runner who is taking part in the Virtual 10K Championships on Canada Day. (Photo from wikimedia.commons)
Flooding is an annual issue for people along the Fraser River Floodplaine. Flooding could be seen at Derby Reach Regional Park in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fraser River flooding closes two spots in North Langley

Marina Park and section of Allard Crescent are closed temporarily under Township Flood Response Plan

Flooding is an annual issue for people along the Fraser River Floodplaine. Flooding could be seen at Derby Reach Regional Park in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
After a year’s hiatus, the Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Festival returned to Willowbrook Shopping Centre in 2019, presented by the Rotary Club of Langley Central. (Black Press Media files)

Langley Central Rotary cancels wine fest

COVID-19 precautions would essentially eat up all the profits that go to charity, club says

After a year’s hiatus, the Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Festival returned to Willowbrook Shopping Centre in 2019, presented by the Rotary Club of Langley Central. (Black Press Media files)
The public can no longer try out the interactive displays, such as a rope-making machine, at the B.C. Farm Museum while the pandemic is still occurring. (Black Press Media files)

Langley’s farm museum opens but with precautions

The biggest change is the volunteer-run museum can no longer demonstrate its heritage machines

The public can no longer try out the interactive displays, such as a rope-making machine, at the B.C. Farm Museum while the pandemic is still occurring. (Black Press Media files)
Langley City Councillor Nathan Pachal brought forward a motion to look into a way to honour James Douglas in a municipal park bearing his name. (Langley City council screen grab)

Langley City takes #DifferentTogether Pledge and looks to honour James Douglas

City to consult with First Nations and others about honouring a mixed-race historical figure

Langley City Councillor Nathan Pachal brought forward a motion to look into a way to honour James Douglas in a municipal park bearing his name. (Langley City council screen grab)
Lukas Zandbergen would like to win the Langley Advance Times Dear Ol’ Dad contest for a $30 gift card for dinner so he can treat his dad, Anthony, to a dinner out to celebrate “because he works so hard for our family.” Well, Luke, you have your wish. You are the winner of our contest.
Lukas Zandbergen would like to win the Langley Advance Times Dear Ol’ Dad contest for a $30 gift card for dinner so he can treat his dad, Anthony, to a dinner out to celebrate “because he works so hard for our family.” Well, Luke, you have your wish. You are the winner of our contest.
A brother and sister, both weighing nine pounds, were brought into the Critter Care Wildlife Society rehabilitation centre recently. (Critter Care photo)

VIDEO: Bear cub brother and sister boost Langley wildlife centre population

The rehabilitation centre has taken in more than 1,100 animals so far in 2020

A brother and sister, both weighing nine pounds, were brought into the Critter Care Wildlife Society rehabilitation centre recently. (Critter Care photo)
Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)

Maple Ridge-based farm market buys Ralph’s market in Langley

Meridian Farm Markets takes ownership of Ralph’s in August and plans to keep the name

Ralph’s Farm Market opened its new larger operation in early 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley Christian Middle and Secondary School students and staff have done ALS walks for the past few years. They’ve switched to a virtual walk for 2020. (Walk to End ALS website)

VIDEO: Langley groups not willing to give up ALS fundraising walks

Local schools and organizations plan virtual walks to support those with the disease

Langley Christian Middle and Secondary School students and staff have done ALS walks for the past few years. They’ve switched to a virtual walk for 2020. (Walk to End ALS website)