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Langley university graduate Katharine Sell helps tackle ocean microplastics and protect marine life. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

COVID leads to new venture for biologist

Langley university graduate helps tackle ocean microplastics and protect marine life

  • Apr 25, 2021
Langley university graduate Katharine Sell helps tackle ocean microplastics and protect marine life. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
TWU grad and environmentalist Emma Nikkel will be part of a research project looking at invasive species to the region and how to potentially end them. (Special to Black Press Media)

TWU-driven team researches threat of invasive species to Metro Vancouver

A Langley environmentalist will help lead a two-year study into cause, effect, and prevention

  • Apr 24, 2021
TWU grad and environmentalist Emma Nikkel will be part of a research project looking at invasive species to the region and how to potentially end them. (Special to Black Press Media)
Rotarian Andrew Brumby. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Rotarians ride to repair bikes

Travis Strain and Andrew Brumby will put their wheels to the pavement for a 100K + Century Ride.

Rotarian Andrew Brumby. (Special to The Star)
Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Volunteers assembled 600 Seeds for Seniors bags to be gifted around Aldergrove community

PHOTOS: Dr. Bonnie Henry blend of seeds instructs planters to ‘bee kind, bee calm, bee safe’

Seniors spent the morning packaging seeds at the BC Farm Museum. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas, picks garbage along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Earth Day. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Too much litter makes Aldergrove resident bitter

Jocelyn Titus is picking litter from April 22 to 25, and encouraged residents to come out and help

Jocelyn Titus, founder of Earth Ninjas, picks garbage along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove on Earth Day. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Langley parents Bethany and Andrew Ellerman are grieving the death of their almost one-year-old son Wesley, who passed away on April 10, 2021. (GoFundMe)
Langley parents Bethany and Andrew Ellerman are grieving the death of their almost one-year-old son Wesley, who passed away on April 10, 2021. (GoFundMe)
Jocelyn Titus is cleaning Fraser Highway in a four-day garbage pick along Fraser Highway. (Jocelyn Titus/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Four-day cleanup for Earth Day happening along Fraser Highway in Aldergrove

Earth Ninjas are picking litter from April 22 to 25, and residents are encouraged to help

Jocelyn Titus is cleaning Fraser Highway in a four-day garbage pick along Fraser Highway. (Jocelyn Titus/Special to The Star)
Young Emma, seven months old, held tight to her bag of lily bulbs picked out from Erikson’s Daylily Gardens. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)

LANGLEY GREEN THUMB: Perfect time for planting

When it comes to anything about lilies, Langley’s Pam Erikson is a respected industry expert

  • Apr 21, 2021
Young Emma, seven months old, held tight to her bag of lily bulbs picked out from Erikson’s Daylily Gardens. (Pam Erikson/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The pandemic has kept the 1915 CNR station in Fort Langley closed to the public. But lots of work is going on behind the scenes by volunteers – under the direction of station manager Helen Williams, said Langley Heritage Society director Mark Forsythe, who shared this recent picture. Much has been done to improve interpretation and to preserve the building, model railway, and rail cars, he said, inviting history buffs to join the heritage society athttps://www.langleyheritage.ca/whats-new/ (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Lots of work going on behind scenes of Fort Langley’s heritage train station

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  • Apr 21, 2021
The pandemic has kept the 1915 CNR station in Fort Langley closed to the public. But lots of work is going on behind the scenes by volunteers – under the direction of station manager Helen Williams, said Langley Heritage Society director Mark Forsythe, who shared this recent picture. Much has been done to improve interpretation and to preserve the building, model railway, and rail cars, he said, inviting history buffs to join the heritage society athttps://www.langleyheritage.ca/whats-new/ (Special to Langley Advance Times)
A well-known Aldergrove face, Brian, was the centre of fanfare on Sunday when people took time to wave, honk, and visit with the senior. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove honks for Brian

Residents made noise for a beloved senior who received fanfare on Sunday at former Alder Inn site

A well-known Aldergrove face, Brian, was the centre of fanfare on Sunday when people took time to wave, honk, and visit with the senior. (Special to The Star)
Brendan Martin is on a hunger strike to raise awareness of fighter jets being purchased by the Canadian government. (Special to Black Press Media/Canadian Press)

Langley physician on two-week hunger strike to protest Canadian fighter jet purchase

No Fighter Jets Coalition member Dr. Brendan Martin last ate on April 10

Brendan Martin is on a hunger strike to raise awareness of fighter jets being purchased by the Canadian government. (Special to Black Press Media/Canadian Press)
The Langley Seniors Resource Centre has a tax clinic that wraps up April 30, 2021. (LSRC grpahic)

Seniors centre offers tax clinics and men’s sexuality group has online support meeting

Most in-person events remain on hold but here’s information on two events

The Langley Seniors Resource Centre has a tax clinic that wraps up April 30, 2021. (LSRC grpahic)
Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)

Thousands enjoy B.C. park with warnings about social distancing

Portable toilets installed in anticipation of nice weather

Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Displaying the cheque at the regular Thursday meeting to fill the backpacks are Aldergrove Rotary members Charlie Fox, Rob Robinson, Lara Petrie and Marilyn Froese, plus Christmas Tea committee member, Diane Fox. (Special to The Star)

$6,500 donated to the Aldergrove Starfish Backpack Program

Thank You for Caring Society raised funds at their annual Christmas Tea to help feed hungry students

Displaying the cheque at the regular Thursday meeting to fill the backpacks are Aldergrove Rotary members Charlie Fox, Rob Robinson, Lara Petrie and Marilyn Froese, plus Christmas Tea committee member, Diane Fox. (Special to The Star)
Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local kids through their Food for Thought programs. (Langley Advance Times files)

$200,000 in donations help feed hungry Langley students

Organizations answer plea for help, contributing to local school-based food programs

Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, flashes gift cards that will help feed local kids through their Food for Thought programs. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dean Drysdale on the campaign trail during the 2015 federal election. (Langley Advance Times files)

North Langley library branch renamed for active local resident

The Walnut Grove branch has been rechristened in honour of Dean Drysdale

Dean Drysdale on the campaign trail during the 2015 federal election. (Langley Advance Times files)
In a normal year, Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese would be preparing to honour local volunteers at the LEC, but the pandemic means the ceremonies will be smaller and private. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

More nominations still sought for Langley Township volunteers

It’s been a tough year for volunteering in Langley thanks to COVID-19

In a normal year, Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese would be preparing to honour local volunteers at the LEC, but the pandemic means the ceremonies will be smaller and private. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Dignitaries from China and Korea gathered for a small ceremony Friday marking the 70th anniversary of Canadian Forces participation in a Korean War battle. (Michael Chong/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Canadian battle in Korea remembered 70 years later at Langley memorial

A small ceremony was held by veterans, dignitaries, and Canadian Armed Forces members

Dignitaries from China and Korea gathered for a small ceremony Friday marking the 70th anniversary of Canadian Forces participation in a Korean War battle. (Michael Chong/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
These students from R.E. Mountain alongside teacher Mr. Klassen (top left) were declared the winners of the 2021 UBC Physics Olympics, held virtually on March 6, 2021. The group is illustrating the right-hand rule, using their hands to represent the x,y,z directions. (Setare Maleki/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students take top prize at B.C.-wide UBC Physics Olympics

Eight students from R.E. Mountain Secondary entered a virtual competition

These students from R.E. Mountain alongside teacher Mr. Klassen (top left) were declared the winners of the 2021 UBC Physics Olympics, held virtually on March 6, 2021. The group is illustrating the right-hand rule, using their hands to represent the x,y,z directions. (Setare Maleki/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Volunteer Bureau has launched a spring campaign aimed at signing up more people interested in helping, even during COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bureau draws more youth into Langley’s volunteer arena

A new initiative and the public’s willingness to help others are increasing volunteer signups

Langley Volunteer Bureau has launched a spring campaign aimed at signing up more people interested in helping, even during COVID. (Special to Langley Advance Times)