Matthew Claxton

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole spoke to members of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce via a Zoom chat with chamber CEO Colleen Clark on Friday, June 11. (Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Conservative leader talks tourism, trade, SkyTrain with Langley Chamber

The virtual fireside chat included talk about childcare and the budget

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole spoke to members of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce via a Zoom chat with chamber CEO Colleen Clark on Friday, June 11. (Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
John Diefenbaker and Dwight Eisenhower at the signing of the Columbia River Treaty, January 1961. (White House Photo Office)

Painful Truth: All elections are a roll of the dice

A federal election is coming, and anything could happen

John Diefenbaker and Dwight Eisenhower at the signing of the Columbia River Treaty, January 1961. (White House Photo Office)
One of the tiny western toads during the 2019 migration. (Langley Advance Times files)

Environmentalists prep for annual Langley toad migration

South Langley will soon have tens of thousands of toads on the move

One of the tiny western toads during the 2019 migration. (Langley Advance Times files)
Marsha Miller walked through the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Friday afternoon, reading the info stations about residential schools and their impact on Indigenous Canadians. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley vigil for residential school victims brings forth powerful emotions

Tears from visitors even before evening event, organizer said

Marsha Miller walked through the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Friday afternoon, reading the info stations about residential schools and their impact on Indigenous Canadians. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove is seeing the highest transmission rates of COVID-19 in B.C., but all areas are seeing a general decline in rates. (BC CDC)

Aldergrove has highest COVID transmission in Langley

All areas are still much lower than they were a few weeks ago

Aldergrove is seeing the highest transmission rates of COVID-19 in B.C., but all areas are seeing a general decline in rates. (BC CDC)
It’s been a while since anyone got to use the slides at Aldergrove’s pool, but the Outdoor Experience Waterpark could be up and running again by July. (Langley Advance Times files)

Spray parks, day camps planned for summer in Langley Township

The restart means more rec options for kids and adults this July

It’s been a while since anyone got to use the slides at Aldergrove’s pool, but the Outdoor Experience Waterpark could be up and running again by July. (Langley Advance Times files)
The rubble left behind at the construction site of the Alexander Square development. The Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021 was reported around 9:30 p.m. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Council will consider construction fire prevention after Langley condo fire cause determined

Investigators are still working on a report on the site

The rubble left behind at the construction site of the Alexander Square development. The Willoughby condo fire at 208th Street and 80th Avenue on April 19, 2021 was reported around 9:30 p.m. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Demonstrators make their way through downtown Kelowna during a solidarity march and rally in Kelowna for blockaders at Vancouver Island’s Fairy Creek watershed on June 5. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WEB POLL: End or continue old growth logging in B.C.?

The Fairy Creek standoff has put old growth logging back in the spotlight

Demonstrators make their way through downtown Kelowna during a solidarity march and rally in Kelowna for blockaders at Vancouver Island’s Fairy Creek watershed on June 5. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The vigil and walk will take place at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Fraser Highway. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley vigil to honour victims of residential schools

Elders and school survivors are expected to speak at the Friday, June 11 event

The vigil and walk will take place at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on Fraser Highway. (Langley Advance Times files)
Alder Inn was demolished last November. (Black Press Media files)

Alder Inn site to become public plaza for celebrations in near future

Langley Township council has approved $150,000 for chairs, planters, and lights

Alder Inn was demolished last November. (Black Press Media files)
Some trails and park areas along the Fraser River in Langley are closed this week as the Fraser River rises. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser River’s high water shuts down Langley trails, boat launch

The river is high due to the spring snow melt

Some trails and park areas along the Fraser River in Langley are closed this week as the Fraser River rises. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Black Press Media files)

Langley child murder trial on hiatus for two weeks

The trial resumes again on June 21

Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (Black Press Media files)
Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)

Bard in the Valley returns to live performing as restart opens performance opportunities

B.C. Restart Plan allows audiences to return to live theatre and movie houses

Larger casts were a feature of past Bard in the Valley performances, like this production of Much Ado About Nothing, but this year there will be just three actors on stage for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). (Black Press Media files)
Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday June 2, 2021 in Ottawa. (Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

Conservative leader sits down for chat with Langley Chamber CEO

The talk comes as federal parties prepare for a possible election

Leader of the Opposition Erin O’Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Wednesday June 2, 2021 in Ottawa. (Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)
Langley Mounties arrested two men after civilians caught them trying to carjack a woman in Langley City on Thursday, June 3. (Black Press Media files)

Family, passerby foil carjacking attempt in Langley City

Two men have been arrested and could face charges

Langley Mounties arrested two men after civilians caught them trying to carjack a woman in Langley City on Thursday, June 3. (Black Press Media files)
Langley home prices continued to rise, while sales dropped from frantic highs hit earlier in the spring. (Black Press Media files)

Sales cool slightly, prices still going up in Langley housing market

Sales and new listings remain higher than average for recent years

Langley home prices continued to rise, while sales dropped from frantic highs hit earlier in the spring. (Black Press Media files)
Langley RCMP have arrested three men for an alleged violent assault in Willoughby. (Langley Advance Times files)

Trio facing charges after Langley assault are reportedly Hells Angels members

Three men allegedly broke into a property and beat a victim

Langley RCMP have arrested three men for an alleged violent assault in Willoughby. (Langley Advance Times files)
A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins

Our View: Buried history comes to light in residential school graves

The shocking deaths reveal how racist Canadian society was and is against indigenous people

A sign is seen outside of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Snucins
Police stopped a motorist in Langley Tuesday, June 1. The local RCMP has issued a warning for drivers after stopping a person on Sunday for travelling well over the limit. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Driver’s roadster towed after hitting 152 km/h on rural Langley road

The driver was doing more than twice the posted limit, police say

Police stopped a motorist in Langley Tuesday, June 1. The local RCMP has issued a warning for drivers after stopping a person on Sunday for travelling well over the limit. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Stickers mocking or denying the reality of transgender people have started appearing this spring around Walnut Grove, a local youth said. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Trans teen feels ‘helpless’ as anti-trans stickers appear in neighbourhood

Josiah said the stickers began appearing in Walnut Grove this spring

Stickers mocking or denying the reality of transgender people have started appearing this spring around Walnut Grove, a local youth said. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)