Joti Grewal

Velma MacAllister, coordinator of the Langley Christmas Bureau, holds up donated gift cards at the bureau’s temporary location at Timms Community Centre in Langley City. The bureau is in need of cash, gift card or cheque donations this year to support 800 local families. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Generosity imperative this holiday season

Langley Christmas Bureau is dependent on the donation of gift cards this year

Velma MacAllister, coordinator of the Langley Christmas Bureau, holds up donated gift cards at the bureau’s temporary location at Timms Community Centre in Langley City. The bureau is in need of cash, gift card or cheque donations this year to support 800 local families. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Dorothy Peacock Elementary in Langley was the latest school to be issued a COVID-19 exposure alert by the local district on Monday evening. (Google)

12 Langley schools on COVID-19 exposure alert, Dorothy Peacock latest addition

Families at four schools were issued letters Monday

Dorothy Peacock Elementary in Langley was the latest school to be issued a COVID-19 exposure alert by the local district on Monday evening. (Google)
The Fitness Studio at the Comox Recreation Centre opens June 24, weekdays 7 a.m. to  2:45 p.m. with pre-registered admissions. (Pixabay)

Langley gym listed on Fraser Health COVID-19 public exposure site

Exposure alert issued for Nov. 9 to 12

The Fitness Studio at the Comox Recreation Centre opens June 24, weekdays 7 a.m. to  2:45 p.m. with pre-registered admissions. (Pixabay)
Around 50 Township firefighters responded to a barn fire in Aldergrove Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

50 Langley firefighters battle ‘challenging’ weekend blaze

Cause of the fire is under investigation

Around 50 Township firefighters responded to a barn fire in Aldergrove Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Langley School District issued an COVID-19 exposure alert for Lynn Fripps Elementary School. (Google)

Lynn Fripps Elementary issued COVID-19 exposure alert

Fraser Health asks parents to continue to send children to school

Langley School District issued an COVID-19 exposure alert for Lynn Fripps Elementary School. (Google)
Langley City fire crews were called to the 4900-block of 202A Street for a report of a tree fallen on a house around 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Tree falls on Langley City home

City fire crews said no one was injured

Langley City fire crews were called to the 4900-block of 202A Street for a report of a tree fallen on a house around 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Langley School District has announced school closures Friday morning as a result of power outages. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley district announces school closures due to power outage

Teacher may connect with students about online learning, district says

The Langley School District has announced school closures Friday morning as a result of power outages. (Langley Advance Times file)
Nearly, 1,300 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power Friday morning after a report of wires down. (BC Hydro)
Nearly, 1,300 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power Friday morning after a report of wires down. (BC Hydro)
Yvonne Wysocki and Julia Greene collected donations last year for the Realtors Care blanket drive. This year the fundraising event has moved online due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)

Realtors Care Blanket Drive goes digital

Donations can be made until Nov. 27

Yvonne Wysocki and Julia Greene collected donations last year for the Realtors Care blanket drive. This year the fundraising event has moved online due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
Loblaw, the parent company of the Shoppers Drug Mart chain, announced Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 that a staff member at the 20151 Fraser Hwy. location in Langley tested positive for COVID-19. (Google)

Staff member at Shopper Drug Mart in Langley tests positive for COVID-19

The store is not listed by Fraser Health as a site of public exposure

Loblaw, the parent company of the Shoppers Drug Mart chain, announced Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 that a staff member at the 20151 Fraser Hwy. location in Langley tested positive for COVID-19. (Google)
Langley School District issued notices of COVID-19 exposures at multiple schools on Wednesday. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

Multiple Langley schools issued COVID-19 exposure alerts by district

R.E. Mountain Secondary was issued two separate letters by Fraser Health

Langley School District issued notices of COVID-19 exposures at multiple schools on Wednesday. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
Nearly 4,000 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power as a windstorm moves through the community on Nov. 17, 2020. (BC Hydro)

VIDEO: Windstorm hits Langley, nearly 8,000 BC Hydro customers without power

Crews are yet to be assigned to some outages

Nearly 4,000 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power as a windstorm moves through the community on Nov. 17, 2020. (BC Hydro)
Loblaws has announced four staff have tested positive for coronavirus at the Real Canadian Superstore in Langley. (Google Maps)

Multiple staff at Langley Superstore test positive for COVID-19

Fraser Health has not listed store as public exposure

Loblaws has announced four staff have tested positive for coronavirus at the Real Canadian Superstore in Langley. (Google Maps)
Fairview Elementary in Maple Ridge is closed as of Nov. 16, 2020 after a weekend break-in left the school with “significant” damage, the district says. (Google)

RCMP identify 12 and 10-year-old in connection to weekend break-in at Lower Mainland school

Community is raising funds for Fairview Elementary in Maple Ridge

Fairview Elementary in Maple Ridge is closed as of Nov. 16, 2020 after a weekend break-in left the school with “significant” damage, the district says. (Google)
Before passing away in January 2014 Keian Blundell delivered toys to children at the hospital who couldn’t come home for Christmas. (Blundell family/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Toy drive for kids in hospital more important in year of COVID-19, says Keian’s parents

Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive is on now until Dec. 11

Before passing away in January 2014 Keian Blundell delivered toys to children at the hospital who couldn’t come home for Christmas. (Blundell family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Photos taken by staff at Langley Seniors Village show admirers of handmade cards created by R.E. Mountain Secondary students and other volunteers for local seniors who are isolated due to pandemic restrictions. (Alice He/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Kids take issue with isolated seniors, send handmade cards to Langley care home

R.E. Mountain students, among other volunteers, join Handmade Cards Project

Photos taken by staff at Langley Seniors Village show admirers of handmade cards created by R.E. Mountain Secondary students and other volunteers for local seniors who are isolated due to pandemic restrictions. (Alice He/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Downtown Langley Business Association honours veterans by displaying images of those who served ahead of Remembrance Day each year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: 35 veterans honoured for Remembrance Day with DLBA initiative

Four veteran names are not known, can you identify them?

The Downtown Langley Business Association honours veterans by displaying images of those who served ahead of Remembrance Day each year. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
In previous years, shoppers such as Kya Bezanson and Christopher Lakusta could attend Charity Shopping Night at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in-person. This year the event has moved online due to COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
In previous years, shoppers such as Kya Bezanson and Christopher Lakusta could attend Charity Shopping Night at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in-person. This year the event has moved online due to COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
R.E. Mountain Secondary (Langley School District)

Langley school makes COVID-19 exposure list for second time

District issued alert for R.E. Mountain Secondary on Thursday

R.E. Mountain Secondary (Langley School District)
A new UBC study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal on Oct. 29, 2020 found fewer children are visiting ER departments at B.C. hospitals. (Children’s Hospital/Facebook)

Fewer children visiting emergency rooms in B.C. during pandemic: UBC study

The research is published in the Emergency Medicine Journal

A new UBC study published in the Emergency Medicine Journal on Oct. 29, 2020 found fewer children are visiting ER departments at B.C. hospitals. (Children’s Hospital/Facebook)