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Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)

Langley MLAs announce multiculturalism grants intended to help fight racism

Priority was given to projects addressing anti-Indigenous, anti-Asian and anti-Black racism

Langley MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman. (Black Press Media files)
Cathy Grace, principal of Parkside Centennial, and Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, show off a treat donated to the staff with the school mascot. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Leadership program members deliver cake and snacks to Parkside Elementary

$1,250 was raised by the four group members who wanted to help feed hungry students

Cathy Grace, principal of Parkside Centennial, and Susan Cairns, executive director of the Langley School District Foundation, show off a treat donated to the staff with the school mascot. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove legion branch #265 preparing to open patio dining on back lawn

Branch president Doug Hadley said COVID-19 restriction have hurt clientele

Legion branch 265 president Doug Hadley shows off the green space where food service can continue via outdoor dining. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Pilots from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley were unable to take part in the actual Vimy Ridge centennial tribute in France in 2017, and similarly they were grounded today – the 103rd anniversary of the battle. This time due to weather conditions. (Canadian Museum of Flight/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vimy Ridge flyby tribute just not in the cards?

This time, for a different reason, Canadian Museum of Flight pilots couldn’t take to the air – again

Pilots from the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley were unable to take part in the actual Vimy Ridge centennial tribute in France in 2017, and similarly they were grounded today – the 103rd anniversary of the battle. This time due to weather conditions. (Canadian Museum of Flight/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Animal Protection Society’s Furry Tail Foot Race is normally in person at Derby Reach, but COVID-19 has changed the way it will occur this year. (Aldergrove Star files)

Going at your own pace for the Furry Tail Virtual Race

Langley Animal Protection Society encourages individual participation for annual fundraiser

Langley Animal Protection Society’s Furry Tail Foot Race is normally in person at Derby Reach, but COVID-19 has changed the way it will occur this year. (Aldergrove Star files)
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)