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Langley’s inner city elementary feeds a need with mobile food bank

Langley’s inner city elementary feeds a need with mobile food bank

Douglas Park Community School takes part in Salvation Army’s annual school supply drive

Langley’s inner city elementary feeds a need with mobile food bank
Stolen trike, bike and credit card in latest Langley RCMP crime posting

Stolen trike, bike and credit card in latest Langley RCMP crime posting

The police would like to hear from anyone who can help solve these local crimes

Stolen trike, bike and credit card in latest Langley RCMP crime posting
Latika Higgins, nine, missed being able to pick out books to read when the local library branches were closed. They re-opened Aug. 4. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Patrons glad to be back inside Langley library branches

Pandemic proves libraries are about so much more than books

Latika Higgins, nine, missed being able to pick out books to read when the local library branches were closed. They re-opened Aug. 4. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Bikers hit Fraser Valley roads this coming Saturday with anti-bullying message

Bikers hit Fraser Valley roads this coming Saturday with anti-bullying message

Riders will go from Langley, north along the Fraser River to Abbotsford and back through Aldergrove.

Bikers hit Fraser Valley roads this coming Saturday with anti-bullying message
Group publisher Lisa Farquharson has overseen the launch of Today’s Home a new online platform from Black Press Media. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

Black Press Media’s new real estate platform helps you Find. Love. Live. that new home

New web portal launches for Langley and Abbotsford but watch for it to expand in the coming months

Group publisher Lisa Farquharson has overseen the launch of Today’s Home a new online platform from Black Press Media. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Peter Fassbender, on the hospital foundation board, tried ot the air cannon during the tournament. (CK Wright Photography/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s hospital foundation tees up fun at annual tournament

Thursday’s tournament will help pay for a virus-fighting robot to help with hospital cleaning

Peter Fassbender, on the hospital foundation board, tried ot the air cannon during the tournament. (CK Wright Photography/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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LETTER: Speeders have Fort Langley resident concerned about safety

Letter writer says it’s only a matter of time before something really bad happens if change isn’t made

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Noxious Obs Society from New Westminster Secondary had to cool down while playing a tune at the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival’s final day last year. (Langley Advance Times files)

Mardi Gras parade being made in Fort Langley

The video will be shown at the Fort Langley ‘Virtual’ Jazz and Arts Festival in early September

Noxious Obs Society from New Westminster Secondary had to cool down while playing a tune at the Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival’s final day last year. (Langley Advance Times files)
UPDATE: Familiar name McFrugal’s returns to Langley’s retail landscape

UPDATE: Familiar name McFrugal’s returns to Langley’s retail landscape

Discount store is opening in the former Army and Navy location. Aug. 31 opening delayed by paperwork

UPDATE: Familiar name McFrugal’s returns to Langley’s retail landscape
Bells for Peace was a ceremony to commemmorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, organized by anti-nuclear war advocates. (Marilyn Konstapel/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Bells ring out in Langley City to honour atomic bombing victims

Local people take part in Bells for Peace, an international event on bombings’ 75th anniversary

Bells for Peace was a ceremony to commemmorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, organized by anti-nuclear war advocates. (Marilyn Konstapel/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kathy Derksen, with the Langley Hospice Society, and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee announced the start of construction of the new 15-bed hospice residence in Murrayville n Friday, Aug. 8. (Hospice Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Construction underway on Langley’s new hospice residence

The new 15-bed facility is slated for completion in summer 2021

Health Minister Adrian Dix, Kathy Derksen, with the Langley Hospice Society, and Fraser Health CEO Dr. Victoria Lee announced the start of construction of the new 15-bed hospice residence in Murrayville n Friday, Aug. 8. (Hospice Society/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Family struggles in aftermath of recent fire at Langley City condo

Family struggles in aftermath of recent fire at Langley City condo

Overwhelming support from family, friends and complete strangers is helping young family

Family struggles in aftermath of recent fire at Langley City condo
Boo is the five-year-old cat of the Hildebrandt family who lived at Madison Place which was damaged by fire on Friday, July 17. (Hildebrandt Facebook photo)

Residents concerned for pets at Langley condo fire site

Animal welfare groups are able to help residents who are looking for their family pets

Boo is the five-year-old cat of the Hildebrandt family who lived at Madison Place which was damaged by fire on Friday, July 17. (Hildebrandt Facebook photo)
The public can register for the Pollinators in the Park program at Campbell Valley Regional Park Metro Vancouver has started hosting public programs again with COVID-19 precautions. (Metro Vancouver Facebook page)

Metro Vancouver outdoor programs returning to Langley parks

Parks programs have been adapted to include COVID-19 protocols

The public can register for the Pollinators in the Park program at Campbell Valley Regional Park Metro Vancouver has started hosting public programs again with COVID-19 precautions. (Metro Vancouver Facebook page)
Clayton resident Lynda Harrison sorted, bagged and labelled donations of clothing and household goods for residents forced from their Madison Place homes by fire July 17, 2020. Two local businesses that announced they would accept donations have been overwhelmed by the generosity. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Donations for Langley condo fire victims overwhelming

People and businesses have stepped up to help those who lost everything in Friday’s fire

Clayton resident Lynda Harrison sorted, bagged and labelled donations of clothing and household goods for residents forced from their Madison Place homes by fire July 17, 2020. Two local businesses that announced they would accept donations have been overwhelmed by the generosity. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
The provincial government is providing First Nations, such as Kwantlen, and communities with funds to help with flood planning. This picture shows the Bedford Channel on Tuesday, July 7, with the local canoe-kayak club dock in the forefront. (Wout Brouwer/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based First Nation receives funds to help with flood planning and prevention

Kwantlen First Nation among those to receive emergency preparedness funding

The provincial government is providing First Nations, such as Kwantlen, and communities with funds to help with flood planning. This picture shows the Bedford Channel on Tuesday, July 7, with the local canoe-kayak club dock in the forefront. (Wout Brouwer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)