Roxanne Hooper

People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Memorial toy drive more than doubles donations

A charity event in memory of Langley’s Bradley McPherson surpassed family’s expectations

People dropped by throughout the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Murray Creek Ranch to drop off toys for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. It was the second annual Magic of Christmas Brad McPherson Memorial Toy Drive, which included pony rides and visits with Santa. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Crisis averted – rain threatened to derail Glow opening

Langley’s Christmas light festival at Darvonda Nurseries in Milner is back as a walk-through show

Hundreds turned out to walk through Glow Gardens in Langley on opening day Nov. 23. The Christmas light festival remains open on three acres of the Darvonda Nurseries in Milner until Dec. 31. The first five nights, at least, were sold out. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: MPs debate how feds chose to halt trucker convoy

Question-and-answer feature calling on those elected to office in Langley

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Harrison Landing residents (in no particular order) including Margaret Jackson, Lorrie Bryson, Arlene Brown, Helen Prystay, and Dorothy Williams are joined by quilters guild members Darlene Muench and Barb Connolly, in making quilts for local babies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Crafting means warmth for Langley newborns

Harrison Landing residents make gifts for expectant moms and more specifically their babies

Harrison Landing residents (in no particular order) including Margaret Jackson, Lorrie Bryson, Arlene Brown, Helen Prystay, and Dorothy Williams are joined by quilters guild members Darlene Muench and Barb Connolly, in making quilts for local babies. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A few businesses and organizations in town offer freebies for veterans on Remembrance Day, as a way to say thanks for their service. (Black Press Media)

TODAY: Free for veterans

Tim Hortons offers complimentary hot beverages, TransLink provides transit, Mobil1 gives oil changes

A few businesses and organizations in town offer freebies for veterans on Remembrance Day, as a way to say thanks for their service. (Black Press Media)
Cobra Electric’s Doug Grande and team rehung a series of Remembrance Day banners in front of the Fort Langley National Historic Site, and were moved to Google each veteran’s name to learn more about their sacrifices. (Richard Jewer/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Banners help localize significance of Remembrance Day

Pictorial tributes raised in Langley City and Fort Langley ahead of Nov. 11 services

Cobra Electric’s Doug Grande and team rehung a series of Remembrance Day banners in front of the Fort Langley National Historic Site, and were moved to Google each veteran’s name to learn more about their sacrifices. (Richard Jewer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s six-year-old Amelia watched on intently as five-year-old Hayley McArthur built a mountain out of crinkled paper then added felt pen and water to see where the coloured streams would flow. It was one of the activity booths at World’s Rivers Day Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Returning to Langley event’s roots

World Rivers Day Langley celebrated by 200 in Williams Park

Langley’s six-year-old Amelia watched on intently as five-year-old Hayley McArthur built a mountain out of crinkled paper then added felt pen and water to see where the coloured streams would flow. It was one of the activity booths at World’s Rivers Day Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) held its ninth Campbell Valley Wine Run & Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, this time leaving and ending at the PRDA stables on 208th Street in South Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Costumed-runners grateful to see wine run return

Approximately 300 ran, walked, or rode through South Langley Sunday for charity

Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities (PRDA) held its ninth Campbell Valley Wine Run & Ride on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, this time leaving and ending at the PRDA stables on 208th Street in South Langley. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Otter Co-ops CEO Jack Nicholson was awarded businessperson of the year at the 2021 chamber of commerce Business Excellence Award ceremony, which was held virtually. (Screengrab)

Langley chamber divulges business excellence shortlist

Ahead of the Oct. 20 awards gala, a list of finalists is revealed

Otter Co-ops CEO Jack Nicholson was awarded businessperson of the year at the 2021 chamber of commerce Business Excellence Award ceremony, which was held virtually. (Screengrab)
Barb Bamford is the winner of the 2022 PNE prize home lottery. Her new digs are located in the Willoughby area of Langley. She took a tour, with her sister Joanne, a few days after learning she was the winner. (Kevin Hill/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Winner tours her PNE prize home in Langley for first time

A Burnaby woman won the lottery and is the new owner of a fully furnished luxury house in Willoughby

Barb Bamford is the winner of the 2022 PNE prize home lottery. Her new digs are located in the Willoughby area of Langley. She took a tour, with her sister Joanne, a few days after learning she was the winner. (Kevin Hill/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The last of this year’s western painted turtle babies have been microchipped and released in various Fraser Valley wetlands. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Zoo releases last of this year’s baby turtles

Conservation efforts continue with endangered reptiles

The last of this year’s western painted turtle babies have been microchipped and released in various Fraser Valley wetlands. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
A large police presence at the Langley Highway Hotel in Walnut Grove was noted Friday night, March 25, 2022. It was later confirmed that it was a murder. Six months later someone has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Charges laid in 6-month-old Langley killing

One man has been arrested and faces second-degree murder charges in connection with March death

A large police presence at the Langley Highway Hotel in Walnut Grove was noted Friday night, March 25, 2022. It was later confirmed that it was a murder. Six months later someone has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. (Shane MacKichan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)

Scarecrow Stroll benefits charity

A local garden nursery prepares for its 8th annual pre-Halloween event in aid of non-profits

In addition to all the scarecrows on display, Art’s Nursery also has a pop-up pumpkin patch that’s great for family photo opps, and a variety of seasonal flowers, ornamental gourds, and other seasonal decorations to augment a home or garden. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Langley Advance Times wants to help its readers get to know the local council and trustee candidates prior to election day Oct. 15. (Special to the Advance Times)

Election packages going out to local candidates

Council or trustee hopefuls in Langley City and Township are being asked a series of questions

The Langley Advance Times wants to help its readers get to know the local council and trustee candidates prior to election day Oct. 15. (Special to the Advance Times)
Vern Munroe, third vice-president of the Langley Elks, showed off a Teddy bear and a number of other items being sold off at a fundraising garage sale happening this Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Elks gear up for inaugural garage sale

The event will benefit local charities and causes supported by the service group

Vern Munroe, third vice-president of the Langley Elks, showed off a Teddy bear and a number of other items being sold off at a fundraising garage sale happening this Sunday. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A contingent of Township of Langley firefighters and some 400 guests came together at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night for the fourth annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Bell rung for firefighters who never returned

During a few sombre moments Saturday, a 400+ crowd at a Langley fundraiser remembered Sept. 11, 2001

A contingent of Township of Langley firefighters and some 400 guests came together at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night for the fourth annual Mayor’s Charitable Gala. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Effort is afoot to get young people interested in the trades, including automotive careers. And to help do that, Langley Good Times Cruise-In wants to start a scholarship. (Langley Advance Times files)

Cruise-In enticing youth into trades with new scholarship

Word is spreading about the car show committee’s newest undertaking

Effort is afoot to get young people interested in the trades, including automotive careers. And to help do that, Langley Good Times Cruise-In wants to start a scholarship. (Langley Advance Times files)
Jackson Foxley with his 1955 Chevy, which he and his dad, John, rebuilt during COVID. The project took about 10 months. Jackson is 15, and can’t wait to get his licence. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Nationally recognized custom car builder shows off creativity at Cruise-In

John Foxley has been coming to Langley charity car show for 15+ years, as a spectator and exhibitor

Jackson Foxley with his 1955 Chevy, which he and his dad, John, rebuilt during COVID. The project took about 10 months. Jackson is 15, and can’t wait to get his licence. (John Foxley/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Despite rain and a new location, several hundred die-hard shoppers came out for the 2021 Langley Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral. It’s back at Aldergrove Community Secondary this year, too, on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times files)

Treasures of all shapes and sizes up for grabs

Aldergrove’s huge charity car show topped off with Sunday car corral and swap meet

Despite rain and a new location, several hundred die-hard shoppers came out for the 2021 Langley Good Times Cruise-In swap meet and car corral. It’s back at Aldergrove Community Secondary this year, too, on Sunday, Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times files)
Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Black Press Media files)

Tips for getting in and around huge Langley car show

Cruise-In prepares to close down Fraser Highway in Aldergrove Sept. 10, diverting downtown traffic

Huge crowds of cars and people are once again expected at the 2022 Cruise-In on Sept. 10 in Aldergrove. (Black Press Media files)