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Mark Chandler, outside of his extradition hearing at the Vancouver Supreme Court. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley condo builder’s fraud sentencing in U.S. delayed due to COVID-19

Mark Chandler’s own lawyer contracted COVID-19 in December

Mark Chandler, outside of his extradition hearing at the Vancouver Supreme Court. (Langley Advance Times files)
Electric charging stations, like this one outside the new North Delta Centre for the Arts, might be seeing more commercial delivery vehicles using them soon, if a provincial rebate program takes off. (James Smith photo/Special to Black Press Media)

Restaurants to get big rebates for electric delivery vehicles

The project boosts the rebates for electric commercial and industrial vehicles in B.C.

Electric charging stations, like this one outside the new North Delta Centre for the Arts, might be seeing more commercial delivery vehicles using them soon, if a provincial rebate program takes off. (James Smith photo/Special to Black Press Media)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library budget not enough to keep up with booming population

Almost $5 million of books, DVDs, and ebooks to be purchased in 2021

The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)
The CubicFarm System moves rows of leafy greens through a system calibrated to grow the perfect crop. (cubicfarms.com)

Veritcal farm company based in Pitt Meadows, Langley raises millions

The company has raised more than $15 million from investors

The CubicFarm System moves rows of leafy greens through a system calibrated to grow the perfect crop. (cubicfarms.com)
Langley Township civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)

Township seeks $2.8 million in federal funds for new construction

The COVID-recovery funding could go towards a new walking track and flood prevention

Langley Township civic facility. (Langley Advance Times files)
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell more cars and trucks in two weeks than Tesla does in a whole year. It is now worth five times what it was in June, when there were whispers of bankruptcy surrounding the company founded by the erratic visionary Musk. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Tesla to take over Jonker Nissan site on Langley Bypass

First South of the Fraser location for the electric car dealer

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, speaks during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Tesla is now worth more than General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler combined, even though the Big Three together sell more cars and trucks in two weeks than Tesla does in a whole year. It is now worth five times what it was in June, when there were whispers of bankruptcy surrounding the company founded by the erratic visionary Musk. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Langley Township council is debating their budget and this year’s possible property tax increases. (Langley Advance Times files)

Borrowing, reducing new Mounties discussed to balance Langley Township’s COVID-year budget

A grant from Ottawa is helping the Township keep costs down

Langley Township council is debating their budget and this year’s possible property tax increases. (Langley Advance Times files)
Former City mayor Peter Fassbender heads up the society working to create 98 units of affordable housing on church-owned land. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley church’s affordable housing project takes big step forward

There is just one more approval needed from Township council

Former City mayor Peter Fassbender heads up the society working to create 98 units of affordable housing on church-owned land. (Langley Advance Times files)
A cannabis firm with a major operation in Langley is selling off a vegetable and flower growing subdivision. (Black Press Media files)

Cannabis grower Zenabis sells Langley-based Bevo

The split leaves Bevo as Zenabis’s local landlord

A cannabis firm with a major operation in Langley is selling off a vegetable and flower growing subdivision. (Black Press Media files)
One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s tiniest lots include land just for garbage and a pioneer cemetery

Langley’s smallest properties have been carved off for various reasons over the last century

One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
One of Langley’s smallest properties is this pioneer cemetery containing two graves. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)

Dispute over wall between nursery, neighbour back to square one after court ruling

Langley’s Aarts Nursery and a nearby property owner have been arguing over well access

Court of Appeal in Vancouver. (Black Press Media files)
Langley RCMP has twice issued fines to Riverside Calvary Church in Walnut Grove. (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley Township could strip tax break from churches defying COVID health orders

Council debated a draft of the motion on Monday, Jan. 11.

Langley RCMP has twice issued fines to Riverside Calvary Church in Walnut Grove. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Mayor pushes back against ‘smear campaign’ after court win for Langley Township

The Township will try to recover the $50,000 cost of defending the council members

Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese. (Township of Langley/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Dan Donkers and Andrea Voss of the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley organized the annual Kettle Campaign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Generosity means Langley Christmas Kettle Campaign exceeds goal by $46,000

The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope will put the cash towards local programs

Dan Donkers and Andrea Voss of the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley organized the annual Kettle Campaign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Mayor Jack Froese, along with Councillors Bob Long and Blair Whitmarsh, were the targets of a court case seeking to remove them from office. (Langley Advance Times files)

Mayor, councillors win court decision and stay in office in Langley Township

A judge dismissed a petition trying to remove three sitting council members

Mayor Jack Froese, along with Councillors Bob Long and Blair Whitmarsh, were the targets of a court case seeking to remove them from office. (Langley Advance Times files)
The most valuable property in Langley sits on Zero Avenue and is assessed at more than $17 million. (Google Maps)

Lots of land, location drives value of Langley’s most expensive properties

Most of the Township’s most valuable properties were in South Langley

The most valuable property in Langley sits on Zero Avenue and is assessed at more than $17 million. (Google Maps)
Langley Rams head coach Howie Zaron is set to go on trial on a drug trafficking charge this September. (Facebook image)

Drug dealing trial for Langley Rams coach set for September

Howie Zaron has said he’s innocent of the charges against him

Langley Rams head coach Howie Zaron is set to go on trial on a drug trafficking charge this September. (Facebook image)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Alberta NDP municipal affairs critic Joe Ceci said Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard has made an unforgivable error. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Painful Truth: Political egos feel free to fly from COVID restrictions

The backlash against vacationing politicians is richly deserved

Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and Finance Minister Rod Phillips trade places at the microphone during an announcement in Ajax, Ont., on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The father of Aaliyah Rosa planted a tree and laid a plaque in her memory in 2018. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley child murder trial delayed until March as new witness testifies

A neuropathologist will be testifying as an expert witness

The father of Aaliyah Rosa planted a tree and laid a plaque in her memory in 2018. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)