Community

Bryan Miller didn’t have look very hard on Saturday, March 28, to find examples of graffiti near the Township of Langley civic building where council meets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley clean-up event aims to collect 1,000 lbs. of trash in one hour

Fort Langley ‘pick’ organized by campaigner for tougher graffiti regulations

Bryan Miller didn’t have look very hard on Saturday, March 28, to find examples of graffiti near the Township of Langley civic building where council meets. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Springman siblings sell treats at a stand in rural Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove siblings run roadside stand to raise funds for impoverished children

The Springmans sell veggies, shaved ice, flowers, and crafts at 248th Street and Robertson Crescent

The Springman siblings sell treats at a stand in rural Aldergrove. (Special to The Star)
Donalda Whaites and Velma MacAllister were co-ordinating the Langley Christmas Bureau in recent years. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley mourns death of long-time ‘toy lady’ Donalda Whaites

A parent, life-long educator, and well-known community volunteer died Tuesday from cancer

Donalda Whaites and Velma MacAllister were co-ordinating the Langley Christmas Bureau in recent years. (Langley Advance Times files)
Langley prize home located at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2177244" title="Call 21772 44 with 3CX Click to Call"> 21772 44 </tcxspan>Ave. in Murrayville. One of nine grand prize packages in the 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery. (Hometown Heroes)

PHOTOS: $2.6M Langley prize home featured in 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery

Proceeds benefit VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation, Burn Fund

Langley prize home located at<tcxspan tcxhref="tel:2177244" title="Call 21772 44 with 3CX Click to Call"> 21772 44 </tcxspan>Ave. in Murrayville. One of nine grand prize packages in the 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery. (Hometown Heroes)
Dave Brett was struck and killed by a branch while on walk along Robertson Crescent last September. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove organizations join forces to encourage massive cleanup for Earth Day

Residents encouraged to collect as much litter as possible Thursday to Sunday, April 22 to 25

Dave Brett was struck and killed by a branch while on walk along Robertson Crescent last September. (Special to The Star)
Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).

Bee bladers will go the extra kilometer for every $10 donated

Environmental group plans to roller blade across Canada throughout the summer

Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).
Chief Sepass Theatre (Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival/Special to the Star)

Metro Vancouver announces $150,000 in cultural grants

Eligible Langley organizations have until May 10 to apply

Chief Sepass Theatre (Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival/Special to the Star)
Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold bike sale April 10

Repair shop selling bikes for both kids and adults

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Walnut Grove Secondary School (WGSS) students have been removing all kinds of trash from the creek that runs by their school (Special to Langley Advance Times)

WGSS students take out trash from ‘adopted’ Langley creek

‘They get in there, they get their hands muddy and they make a difference’ teacher says

Walnut Grove Secondary School (WGSS) students have been removing all kinds of trash from the creek that runs by their school (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Doctors Sonya Grypma, TWU’s senior health advisor (left) and Sheryl Kirkham-Reimer, dean of nursing at Trinity Western University (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trinity Western University researcher investigates spiritual side of physical suffering

Not limited to patients and their families, but extends to healthcare staff, too

Doctors Sonya Grypma, TWU’s senior health advisor (left) and Sheryl Kirkham-Reimer, dean of nursing at Trinity Western University (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is set to open its 2021 season on Saturday, April 10. The market will run weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 18. Meanwhile, the Langley Community Farmers’ Market is returning this season at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on June 16. This market will operate weekly on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 1. (Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market Facebook)

Langley farmers’ markets ready to welcome 2021 season

COVID-19 health protocols will be in effect

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is set to open its 2021 season on Saturday, April 10. The market will run weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Dec. 18. Meanwhile, the Langley Community Farmers’ Market is returning this season at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum on June 16. This market will operate weekly on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 1. (Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market Facebook)
Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)

Kelowna kangaroo farm to reopen later this month

Kangaroo Creek Farm is opening for the season on April 29

Kangaroo Creek Farm will open on April 29 for the season. (Kangaroo Creek Farm/Facebook)
Career Fair

5 reasons your career search just got easier

Black Press Virtual Career and Post- Secondary Education Event comes to the Fraser Valley

  • Apr 5, 2021
Career Fair
Authors and Trinity Western University instructors (from left) Jan Lermitte, Monika Hilder, Robynne Healey and Holly Nelson said history has often overlooked women who made significant contributions (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Authors and Trinity Western University instructors (from left) Jan Lermitte, Monika Hilder, Robynne Healey and Holly Nelson said history has often overlooked women who made significant contributions (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Experiment with different egg materials to make Easter eggs easier to handle and more durable. (Metro Creative Services)

Happy Easter one and all

Special greetings from our Langley Advance Times family to yours – we offer a little holiday history

  • Apr 4, 2021
Experiment with different egg materials to make Easter eggs easier to handle and more durable. (Metro Creative Services)
Allan Craig shared this picture of life of the water in North Langley, in the float home community at the north end of 208th Street, near Derby Reach. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

SHARE: Living on the water

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

  • Apr 2, 2021
Allan Craig shared this picture of life of the water in North Langley, in the float home community at the north end of 208th Street, near Derby Reach. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Meg Jordan of LEPS harvested fruit during the 2016 Langley Community Harvest. (LEPS)

Harvest for Langley community to start in June

LEPS is beginning its Community Harvest program this summer

  • Apr 2, 2021
Meg Jordan of LEPS harvested fruit during the 2016 Langley Community Harvest. (LEPS)
A pickup truck was filled to the top with donations for the Autism Acceptance Bottle Drive fundraiser by the Saran family of Langley for the Canucks Autism Network held on Saturday, March 27 at the Langley Fundamental Elementary School. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A pickup truck was filled to the top with donations for the Autism Acceptance Bottle Drive fundraiser by the Saran family of Langley for the Canucks Autism Network held on Saturday, March 27 at the Langley Fundamental Elementary School. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Chartwell Langley Gardens residents and staff held a walkathon to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times.

Langley seniors residence walkathon does a heart good

A COVID-safe fundraiser at Chartwell Langley Gardens will help the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Chartwell Langley Gardens residents and staff held a walkathon to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. (Chartwell photo/Special to the Langley Advance Times.