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Christine Patouillet, with the Langley Advance Times advertising department, captured an interesting effect in the midday sky. (Christine Patouillet/Langley Advance Times)

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  • Mar 16, 2021
Christine Patouillet, with the Langley Advance Times advertising department, captured an interesting effect in the midday sky. (Christine Patouillet/Langley Advance Times)
Students at Langley’s Topham Elementary School tried out the “rolly” slide in the new playground on Friday, Match 5. It was designed with input from students at the K-7 school in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A playground for students, by students, at Topham Elementary School

Kids at the K-7 school in Langley helped design new play facility

Students at Langley’s Topham Elementary School tried out the “rolly” slide in the new playground on Friday, Match 5. It was designed with input from students at the K-7 school in Walnut Grove. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Gibbles the goat, a resident at the Happy Herd Animal Sanctuary in Aldergrove, is living life after having one leg amputated. (Special to The Star)

Gibbles, a three-legged Aldergrove resident, makes full recovery

Happy Herd Animal Sanctuary helped goat after series of injuries led to amputation

Gibbles the goat, a resident at the Happy Herd Animal Sanctuary in Aldergrove, is living life after having one leg amputated. (Special to The Star)
Young Alpaca at Kensington Prairie Farm. (Special to The Star)

PHOTOS: Baby animals abundant at Aldergrove’s Kensington Prairie Farm

The farm, which also has a store, is open to visits at 1736 248 St

Young Alpaca at Kensington Prairie Farm. (Special to The Star)
At 53, Langley City resident John Lombard has entered a reality-TV fitness challenge, getting workouts in at Sandcastle Fitness in Surrey and posting about his progress to social media (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Battling his ‘dad bod’

Langley City man enters reality show competition to get fitter

At 53, Langley City resident John Lombard has entered a reality-TV fitness challenge, getting workouts in at Sandcastle Fitness in Surrey and posting about his progress to social media (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lilianne Fuller, publicity chair of the Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise, was among those who took part in the club’s flag program in 2020. It will again be held this summer. (Rotary/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Rotary Club ready to cover Langley in Canada flags

Unique program allows people to have flags put up and taken down for three summer long weekends

Lilianne Fuller, publicity chair of the Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise, was among those who took part in the club’s flag program in 2020. It will again be held this summer. (Rotary/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk are among the many Vancouver Attractions welcoming guests this spring. Save 35 per cent when you purchase tickets for three or more attractions until April 30! John Lehmann photo.

Stay + play locally this spring – and save big while you do!

Amazing memories await with Vancouver Attractions spring savings program

  • Mar 15, 2021
The UBC Botanical Garden and Greenheart TreeWalk are among the many Vancouver Attractions welcoming guests this spring. Save 35 per cent when you purchase tickets for three or more attractions until April 30! John Lehmann photo.
Ken Hunter, left, with his children Madison, Josh, and daughter-in-law Miranda at the bench in Sendall Gardens commemorating Liane Baron Hunter. (Ken Hunter/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

COVID disrupts goodbyes and grieving for Langley family

Ken Hunter lost his mother and wife while navigating lockdowns last year

Ken Hunter, left, with his children Madison, Josh, and daughter-in-law Miranda at the bench in Sendall Gardens commemorating Liane Baron Hunter. (Ken Hunter/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Walter Hoogeland and Monica Hodgeson get ready for spring planting at Clearview Garden Shop. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)

Dig deeper and use plenty of fertilizer, advises Aldergrove gardening expert

Clearview Horticulture Products hits half-century milestone doing business in the community

Walter Hoogeland and Monica Hodgeson get ready for spring planting at Clearview Garden Shop. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Aldergrove Star)
Rev. Andrew Halladay of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Langley City said not being able to hold funerals in person has been difficult for his congregation. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Grief inescapable for those who have lost loved ones to COVID

Dealing with death has been difficult with so much on hold for a year

Rev. Andrew Halladay of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Langley City said not being able to hold funerals in person has been difficult for his congregation. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
David Metin is donating blood for the 150th time. (Special to the Star)

Aldergrove resident hits 150 blood donations milestone

Sixty-year-old David Metin has been regularly visiting Canadian Blood Services for nearly 40 years

David Metin is donating blood for the 150th time. (Special to the Star)
Councillor Rudy Storteboom said it was ‘great’ the City can still support community groups despite the pandemic (file)
Councillor Rudy Storteboom said it was ‘great’ the City can still support community groups despite the pandemic (file)
Sakura and Arun, Greater Vancouver Zoo's Red Pandas, meet in their enclosure. (Cody Gampe/Special to The Star)

VIDEO: Meet Sakura, Greater Vancouver Zoo’s newest red panda

The seven-year-old female came from the Calgary Zoo and joins resident male, Arun

Sakura and Arun, Greater Vancouver Zoo's Red Pandas, meet in their enclosure. (Cody Gampe/Special to The Star)
Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).

VIDEO: Aldergrove roller blader plans to journey across Canada to set world record

Zach Choboter will depart in May and spend several months on the road to raise awareness for bees

Zach Choboter, a former Aldergrove resident, is rollerblading across Canada to raise awareness for bees. (Special to The Star).
Registration for Choose to Move and ActivAge courses for seniors fitness are being accepted by Langley City (file)
Registration for Choose to Move and ActivAge courses for seniors fitness are being accepted by Langley City (file)
Langley Seedy Saturday is organized by Langley Environmental Partners Society. (LEPS)

Seeds planted for virtual gardening seminar and sale

Langley Environmental Partners Society to hold Seedy Saturday on March 20

Langley Seedy Saturday is organized by Langley Environmental Partners Society. (LEPS)
Fred Lee was master of ceremonies for the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on Wednesday evening (March 10). The event was live-streamed from Tradex in Abbotsford.

Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards presented in 8 categories

Virtual event honours recipients from Langley, Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack

Fred Lee was master of ceremonies for the virtual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards on Wednesday evening (March 10). The event was live-streamed from Tradex in Abbotsford.
Vernon’s Jacqueline Marioni (left) is joined by childhood friend Barb Statton for a photo in Polson Park as the pair take a breather from their virtual Kidney Walk around the park Sunday, June 7. Marioni, a two-time kidney transplant recipient, raised $6,000 for the annual event. (Photo submitted)

Kidney health encouraged by foundation throughout month of March

One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease and this number is on the rise

Vernon’s Jacqueline Marioni (left) is joined by childhood friend Barb Statton for a photo in Polson Park as the pair take a breather from their virtual Kidney Walk around the park Sunday, June 7. Marioni, a two-time kidney transplant recipient, raised $6,000 for the annual event. (Photo submitted)
Students at Aldergrove Community Secondary School are offering to build buyers a homemade shed. (Special to The Star)

Aldergrove Secondary students want to build you a garden shed

Carpentry apprentices are taking orders for gable-style sheds, which will be ready in early June

Students at Aldergrove Community Secondary School are offering to build buyers a homemade shed. (Special to The Star)
Werner Klann with one of his Mason Bee homes, in Langley City’s Sendall Botanical Gardens (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Why Werner Klann is putting up Mason Bee homes in a Langley City park

One-man campaign to educate the public about ‘super pollinators’ comes to Sendall Gardens

Werner Klann with one of his Mason Bee homes, in Langley City’s Sendall Botanical Gardens (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)