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Langley Animal Protection Society is asking people to think about the animals in need this holiday season, offering a number of ways to help. (Drew Harkness/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Santa Paw efforts afoot in Langley this Christmas

Aldergrove animal shelter develops new ways for people to help pets this holiday season

Langley Animal Protection Society is asking people to think about the animals in need this holiday season, offering a number of ways to help. (Drew Harkness/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta spoke in the House of Commons about the SkyTrain expansion to Langley City, and requested $550M. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

$550M federal ask would push SkyTrain expansion to Langley

Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta advocating for dollars to extend from Fleetwood to Langley City

Langley-Aldergrove MP Tako van Popta spoke in the House of Commons about the SkyTrain expansion to Langley City, and requested $550M. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Actors rehearsing a scene in the upcoming TWU Theatre production of WROL (WIthout Rule of Law), which premieres on Dec. 1. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Livestream play offers beacon of hope in complicated times

Langley’s Trinity Western University’s theatre program presents a story of strength and survival

Actors rehearsing a scene in the upcoming TWU Theatre production of WROL (WIthout Rule of Law), which premieres on Dec. 1. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Yorkson Creek Middle School in Langley is the latest school in town to report a COVID exposure, sending out early notification letters on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Screengrab/GoogleMaps)

Five Langley schools added to COVID list on Saturday

Two elementary, two secondary, and one middle school are reporting someone with coronavirus

Yorkson Creek Middle School in Langley is the latest school in town to report a COVID exposure, sending out early notification letters on Saturday, Nov. 21. (Screengrab/GoogleMaps)
Langley’s Eleanor Wells is hoping to get back to Africa next year to see the progress being made in some remote villages in Zambia. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Face mask sales will help bring water to African villagers

Langley’s Eleanor Wells is thinks globally by acts locally

Langley’s Eleanor Wells is hoping to get back to Africa next year to see the progress being made in some remote villages in Zambia. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotarians plan clothing drive for Langley’s homeless

For the second time this year, the Sunrise satellite club hopes to host a two-hour blitz at MEC

The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ralph’s Farm Market in Murrayville was closed for a COVID cleaning Friday, after a staff member tested positive. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)

R.E. Mountain Secondary hit again by COVID diagnosis

Ralph’s Farm Market also shut for a thorough cleaning Friday, after staffer confirmed positive

Ralph’s Farm Market in Murrayville was closed for a COVID cleaning Friday, after a staff member tested positive. (Screengrab/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio. (Jason Bennett/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Song shares message of strength that resonates with challenging times

Langley singer-songwriter Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio

Karen Lee Batten releases a new song, Too Strong, to Canadian radio. (Jason Bennett/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Two staff tested positive today (Thursday, Nov. 19) for COVID-19 at the Langley Memorial Hospital long-term care homes – in the Cedar Hill and Redwoods residences. (Langley Advance Times files)

Further outbreaks reported at Langley Memorial Hospital

Two staff with the hospital’s long-term care residences have tested positive for COVID

Two staff tested positive today (Thursday, Nov. 19) for COVID-19 at the Langley Memorial Hospital long-term care homes – in the Cedar Hill and Redwoods residences. (Langley Advance Times files)
Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Brew being poured in aid of Langley hospice

A team of four craft breweries and an area pub come together for charities

Travis Keyworth and Arnold Tobler, co-owners of Farm Country Brewing, launched a collaborative craft beer that will benefit Langley hospice. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cancelled services didn’t stop knighted soldier, 99, from paying respects

John Swityk was at Langley’s cenotaph before many awoke Nov. 11, to safely honour his fallen friends

Murrayville’s John Swityk had to pay his respects to his fallen comrades from D-Day, as well as all the other soldiers – past and present – who have sacrifices. Despite most Remembrance Day ceremonies being cancelled, the 99-year-old Langley man insisted on visiting the Langley cenotaph today (Nov. 11, 2020). (TaraLee Richards/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Remembrance Day 2020, Murrayville Cemetery with invite only attendees participating in a livestreaming service. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

LEST WE FORGET: Intimate Langley service broadcast for those at home

Murrayville has been hosting a Remembrance Day ceremony for four years, this one with only 40 guests

Remembrance Day 2020, Murrayville Cemetery with invite only attendees participating in a livestreaming service. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
A car was found at the bottom of a 100-foot embankment in the Glen Valley neighbourhbood of Langley late Tuesday night. The lone occupant was taken to hospital. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: Thermal imaging fails to turn up other Langley crash victims

A vehicle and driver were found down a 100-foot forested embankment in Glen Valley Tuesday night

A car was found at the bottom of a 100-foot embankment in the Glen Valley neighbourhbood of Langley late Tuesday night. The lone occupant was taken to hospital. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)
Third annual Murrayville Remembrance Ceremony attracted upwards of 1,000 people on Nov. 11. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Last year’s services at Murrayville cemetery attracted more than 1,500 people. This year, due to COVID, the service will be livestreamed, and only 40 people will be part of the on-site service. (Langley Advance Times files)

LEST WE FORGET: Murrayville remembers – but no public in-person service

A new flagpole, honouring the late Debbie Froese, added in time for Remembrance Day service

Third annual Murrayville Remembrance Ceremony attracted upwards of 1,000 people on Nov. 11. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Last year’s services at Murrayville cemetery attracted more than 1,500 people. This year, due to COVID, the service will be livestreamed, and only 40 people will be part of the on-site service. (Langley Advance Times files)
The medicine ward at Langley Memorial Hospital has been closed to admissions after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 today (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020). (Langley Advance Times files)

COVID outbreak reported at Langley hospital

One staffer on the medicine unit was diagnosed, causing ward admissions to halt temporarily

The medicine ward at Langley Memorial Hospital has been closed to admissions after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 today (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020). (Langley Advance Times files)
The Village, a secure dementia facility, opened in Brookswood a few years back. It was the subject of a recent COVID outbreak, which was declared over on Oct. 30, 2020. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

COVID outbreaks declared over in Langley care homes

Brookswood and Fort Langley seniors facilities given all clear by B.C.’s top doctor

The Village, a secure dementia facility, opened in Brookswood a few years back. It was the subject of a recent COVID outbreak, which was declared over on Oct. 30, 2020. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove’s Shawn Meehan (front) has started another band, Trigger Mafia. This local country rocker has put country on the shelf, and is going hard-core rock with this group, releasing their first single last Friday to radio. It started as a way to pass the time during the COVID lockdown, and evolved. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley musician drives rock revival with COVID twist

Trigger Mafia goes straight from the garage to radio with raw lyrics

Walnut Grove’s Shawn Meehan (front) has started another band, Trigger Mafia. This local country rocker has put country on the shelf, and is going hard-core rock with this group, releasing their first single last Friday to radio. It started as a way to pass the time during the COVID lockdown, and evolved. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Resilient Langley businesses lauded for their COVID twists

Langley chamber of commerce held its annual business award, but morphed it into a ‘community edition’

Joseph Richards Group, which operates 25 restaurants, pubs, and establishments in the Lower Mainland – including several in Langley – was presented with a collaboration award from the chamber. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ala Cazacu congratulated her husband, Lilian, for winning the title of 2019’s George Preston Memorial Businessperson of the Year during last year’s Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual Business of Excellence Awards. (Langley Advance Times files)

Shortlist of Langley chamber award winners revealed

Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will recognize 40 nominees on Oct. 22

Ala Cazacu congratulated her husband, Lilian, for winning the title of 2019’s George Preston Memorial Businessperson of the Year during last year’s Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual Business of Excellence Awards. (Langley Advance Times files)
.Mounties have 200th Street in South Langley shut down after what could have been a police-involved shooting on Wednesday night, Oct. 7, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)

VIDEO: South Langley neighbourhood behind tape after police-involved shooting

Delta Police, IIO, and Langley RCMP on scene in Fernridge Wednesday – 200th Street shut down

.Mounties have 200th Street in South Langley shut down after what could have been a police-involved shooting on Wednesday night, Oct. 7, 2020. (Curtis Kreklau/South Fraser News Services)