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Students at Brookswood Secondary participated in Student Vote 2020. (Katie Glover/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Students cast a ballot for Langley candidates

Brookswood Secondary participated in Student Vote 2020

Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society volunteers clean up Aldergrove streams. (Aldergrove Star files)

Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society looking for new members to help protect Aldergrove waterway

The society hopes to hold stream clean-ups and blackberry bush removal events this fall

Aldergrove legion Branch 265 president Doug Hadley presents a poppy to Langley Township mayor Jack Froese. (Madeline Roach/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Poppy sales begin at Aldergrove legion branch #265

Branch president Doug Hadley shared the poem Who is a Veteran to begin the time of remembrance

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

  • Oct 22, 2020
Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)
Volunteers helped install new windows as part of Acts of Kindness’ mini home makeover. (Anderline Bredy/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Acts of Kindness volunteers fix windows and sidings for family in need

Project was done as part of the annual Extreme Home Repair, which has been postponed due to COVID

Volunteers helped install new windows as part of Acts of Kindness’ mini home makeover. (Anderline Bredy/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Pastor Brad Sumner is inviting Halloween trick-or-treaters to visit the Jericho Ridge Community Church for a COVID-compliant celebration. (Courtesy Jericho Ridge Community Church)

VIDEO: A drive-in Halloween at the Jericho Ridge Community Church

A COVID-compliant event for kids on the Langley-Surrey border

Pastor Brad Sumner is inviting Halloween trick-or-treaters to visit the Jericho Ridge Community Church for a COVID-compliant celebration. (Courtesy Jericho Ridge Community Church)
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Ferdinand Bredenholler played the last post at the Fort Langley Remembrance Day service in 2019, when a crowd of 6,500 attended. This year, due to the pandemic, organizers are asking the public to follow the ceremonies online rather than attending. (Langley Advance Times file)

A stay-at-home Remembrance Day planned for Fort Langley

Organizers take the annual ceremony online

  • Oct 25, 2020
Ferdinand Bredenholler played the last post at the Fort Langley Remembrance Day service in 2019, when a crowd of 6,500 attended. This year, due to the pandemic, organizers are asking the public to follow the ceremonies online rather than attending. (Langley Advance Times file)
Aldergrove Elks Club put up a mural which they hope kids can help finish in the coming months. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: ‘Community Carries On’

Aldergrove Elks hoping kids can finish mural by painting other side of new plywood installation

Aldergrove Elks Club put up a mural which they hope kids can help finish in the coming months. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)
Sunil Vasdev moved their Schnitzelz restaurant from Aldergrove to Abbotsford after Alder Inn fire last fall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Schnitzelz reopens in new location one year after Alder Inn fire

Owner Sunil Vasdev moved his restaurant to Abbotsford at 33324 South Fraser Way

Sunil Vasdev moved their Schnitzelz restaurant from Aldergrove to Abbotsford after Alder Inn fire last fall. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Langley Rotary volunteers Mike Brown (L) and Brian Lott (R ) set up their fundraising table at Save-On Foods, Fraser Highway and 201st last month to promote ticket sales for the Langley Rotary 50/50 MEGA Draw. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)
Langley Rotary volunteers Mike Brown (L) and Brian Lott (R ) set up their fundraising table at Save-On Foods, Fraser Highway and 201st last month to promote ticket sales for the Langley Rotary 50/50 MEGA Draw. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)
Fort Gallery held a Christmas Mystery Show last year. (Alysha Creighton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Fort Gallery gets $5,000 arts grant

Metro Vancouver provided the funds to the local gallery

Fort Gallery held a Christmas Mystery Show last year. (Alysha Creighton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
One Night In Auction hosted by Variety BC. (Variety BC/Special to The Star)

Variety BC hosts virtual silent auction to help children with special needs

One Night in the Valley was initially set to happen at Glass House Estate Winery in Aldergrove

One Night In Auction hosted by Variety BC. (Variety BC/Special to The Star)
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Micheal McGarry shared a snap shot of autumn, in the form of a tugboat trolling down the Fraser River, as he recently saw from the Edgewater Bar area of Derby Reach Regional Park. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Reflections of autumn

Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, and it could be featured in a future edition

  • Oct 20, 2020
THROUGH YOUR LENS: Micheal McGarry shared a snap shot of autumn, in the form of a tugboat trolling down the Fraser River, as he recently saw from the Edgewater Bar area of Derby Reach Regional Park. Send us your photo showing how you view Langley, email to: editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend will celebrate by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)

A happy birthday blood donor clinic for a one-year-old open heart surgery patient in Aldergrove

Family wanted to give back after child received blood and blood products that helped save her life

On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the day before Aldergrove’s Madison Lewis turns one, family and friend will celebrate by attending a blood donor drive in her honour. (Courtesy Lewis Family)
Melanie Olfert tackles hungry on a global scale. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Pandemic increases issue of hunger here at home – and around the globe

Langley graduate raises awareness for Canadian and global food security during COVID-19 crisis

  • Oct 20, 2020
Melanie Olfert tackles hungry on a global scale. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Windows are under construction at D.W. Poppy School. (Aldergrove Star files)

Window replacements still ongoing at D.W. Poppy

Work was scheduled to finish at the end of summer, but COVID slowed the project by several months

Windows are under construction at D.W. Poppy School. (Aldergrove Star files)
Seen on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, a mask has been placed on this Langley statue that pays tribute to farmers from the early days (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Seen on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, a mask has been placed on this Langley statue that pays tribute to farmers from the early days (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Poster for Aldergrove’s Wellness Wednesday. (Val Hiebert/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

United Way welcomes Aldergrove to come together for a Wellness Wednesday

Oct. 21 open house will cover resources for food, transportation, and ways to keep healthy

Poster for Aldergrove’s Wellness Wednesday. (Val Hiebert/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
A dog owner closes a double gate at the entrance to the just-opened off-leash park at 5257 197 Street in Langley City on Wednesday, Oct. 14 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Going to the dogs: Langley City opens a new off-leash park

It has wood chips to keep paws clean, but humans still need to watch where they step

A dog owner closes a double gate at the entrance to the just-opened off-leash park at 5257 197 Street in Langley City on Wednesday, Oct. 14 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
No, it’s not the U.S. A production crew recently remade the Langley Seniors Centre into an American retirement centre for a zombie outbreak television series. (special to Langley Advance Times)

From fleeing zombies to a heart-warming drama; how the Langley Seniors Centre got into the movie business

Production companies rental fees will help centre cope with coronavirus pandemic, director says

No, it’s not the U.S. A production crew recently remade the Langley Seniors Centre into an American retirement centre for a zombie outbreak television series. (special to Langley Advance Times)